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Most of us probably don’t walk around thinking about how are eyes are connected to our brains, but did you know Zeaxanthin (zee-uh-zan-thin) is found in the back of the eye, and in the brain?
Did you know that your eye and brain are connected and the eye transmits signals to the brain at computer speed? Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have determined that as many as 10 million bits per second can be transmitted from the retina (back of the eye) to the brain. As a point of illustration, a computer can send 10-100 million bits per second through an Ethernet cable.
The retina (in the back of the eye) is literally part of the brain, and transmits signals to the brain when it detects light. Research shows that increased levels of Zeaxanthin can have measurable effects on vision as well as cognition. Many research studies are under way on Zeaxanthin and cognition. Below is an abstract to one such study:
Plasma Carotenoid Levels and Cognitive Performance – Akbaraly