The retina in the back of the eye is where your macular pigment is located, and within the macula is the fovea – a pencil eraser-sized area that is jam-packed with Zeaxanthin, Lutein, and Meso-Zeaxanthin. As a matter of fact, there is a 2:1 ratio of Zeaxanthin to Lutein in the fovea, while the “Meso-Zeaxanthin” is converted from Lutein in the absence of dietary Zeaxanthin (dietary – meaning it is found in the food chain and consumed through the diet).
Located in the back of your eye, the fovea is in the center of the macula and about the size of an pencil eraser. The fovea contains a natural 2:1 ratio of Zeaxanthin to Lutein, which comprises your macula pigment and protects the cones in the retina, which are responsible for central vision.
Click the diagram below for more details on the 2:1 ratio of Zeaxantin to Lutein.
Click here to learn more on the “Zeaxanthin Dietary Gap” and why most of us don’t get enough Zeaxanthin in our daily diets.