Zeaxanthin + Lutein: EyePromise® Zeaxanthin + Lutein is the optimal combination of essential nutrients for healthy vision.
Zeaxanthin and lutein are found naturally in the back of the eye, keeping vision healthy and nourished. As our bodies do not reproduce these nutrients, it’s important to take an eye vitamin to help build up our natural levels.
Zeaxanthin + Lutein is formulated to:
- Protect and enhance vision naturally
- Help build up the defensive barrier responsible for protecting the back of the eye (where central and peripheral vision come from) from oxidants
Is Zeaxanthin + Lutein right for me?
This eye health vitamin is right for you if:
- You want your eyes to get the amount of zeaxanthin and lutein needed to help protect vision
- You’re looking for an eye health vitamin to pair with your multi-vitamin
- You’re vegan or vegetarian
Backed by 20 years of scientific research, EyePromise Zeaxanthin + Lutein is guaranteed to help protect vision naturally as well as provide nutritional support for vegans or vegetarians.
Who should take EyePromise Zeaxanthin + Lutein?
EyePromise Zeaxanthin & Lutein is designed for vegans and vegetarians concerned with age-related eye health issues.
How long does a bottle of EyePromise Zeaxanthin + Lutein last?
Each bottle contains 60 softgels, or a one-month supply.
How long do I need to continue taking EyePromise Zeaxanthin + Lutein?
To maintain healthy vision, you should continuously take EyePromise Zeaxanthin + Lutein.
When and how should I take EyePromise Zeaxanthin + Lutein?
EyePromise Zeaxanthin + Lutein should be taken with a meal, preferably a meal that contains at least a small amount of fat, such as a piece of buttered toast.
What makes the EyePromise unique vs. other eye vitamins?
EyePromise has the right mix of ingredients scientifically demonstrated to be essential for healthy vision. The all-natural dietary Zeaxanthin in EyePromise is patent protected and the highest level available. Zeaxanthin is less common in the average diet than Lutein and EyePromise is uniquely designed to fulfill this important dietary gap.
Can I take EyePromise Zeaxanthin + Lutein with a multi-vitamin?
Yes, EyePromise Zeaxanthin + Lutein was formulated to be taken with a multi-vitamin.
What are the common side effects of taking EyePromise Zeaxanthin + Lutein?
With more than 50 million doses consumed to date, there have been no serious adverse events reported with the consumption of EyePromise nutraceuticals. The most common adverse event reported is nausea, which has been successfully addressed by taking EyePromise with a meal.
How many softgels of EyePromise Zeaxanthin + Lutein are recommended per day?
We recommend 2 softgels per day.
What is the shelf life of EyePromise Zeaxanthin + Lutein?
3 years from date of manufacture. Each bottle should have an expiration date on it.
What if I don’t like EyePromise Zeaxanthin + Lutein after I buy it?
EyePromise offers a 60-day money-back guarantee on all products. If you are unsatisfied for any reason, you may return the product for a refund within the 60-day time frame.
Why isn’t EyePromise Zeaxanthin + Lutein available in retail stores?
ZeaVision sells EyePromise Zeaxanthin + Lutein in the professional channel where Eye Care Professionals can properly explain the ingredient benefits of specific supplement ingredients and proper quantity to maintain healthy vision. Retail stores typically sell a confusing array of eye supplements and it’s often very difficult to identify important differences between products.
Can children take EyePromise Zeaxanthin + Lutein?
Consult with your Eyecare and family doctor regarding consumption of EyePromise Zeaxanthin + Lutein if you are under the age of 18.
What is Zeaxanthin and How is it Pronounced?
Zeaxanthin (zee-uh-zan-thin) is a protective pigment in the Fovea and along with Lutein largely makes-up the Macular Pigment, which functions like internal sunglasses. It protects the eyes from harmful blue light-induced oxidative stress.
Why is zeaxanthin and lutein important?
Many studies have suggested that low macular pigment is associated with a higher risk for age related eye health issues and that it can be modified via supplementation. Other potential health benefits regarding these carotenoids have, and are currently being investigated. Most recently, carotenoids have also been found in the lens, skin, lungs, and brain.
What other benefits are associated with lutein and zeaxanthin supplementation?
The benefits of lutein and zeaxanthin do not just apply to those suffering from or at risk of Age-related age related eye health issues (AMD) or other eye conditions. Healthy eyes and enhanced visual performance are things we can all benefit from. Over 60 trials published in peer-reviewed journals have been completed in humans using FloraGLO Lutein. Published human clinical trials have shown that supplementation with FloraGLO:
-Improves visual performance
-Increases levels of serum lutein
-Increases macular pigment optical density (MPOD)
Glare Recovery. Glare from intense light is an issue that affects all of us in a variety of everyday circumstances. Research shows that daily supplementation with 10 mg lutein and 2 mg zeaxanthin and the resulting higher MPOD levels can help increase tolerance to the intensity of glaring light as well as significantly improve photostress recovery time, effectively giving drivers more driving room to stop.
Contrast Sensitivity. The ability to clearly distinguish an object from other objects and its background is known as contrast sensitivity. Dense macular pigment helps to define shapes that aren’t clearly outlined, such as objects in shadows, light colored objects against a bright sky and cars or pedestrians at night. Enhanced contrast sensitivity also improves visual acuity in low-light conditions, allowing us to see finer and sharper details in dim light. Increased MPOD has demonstrated improvement in contrast sensitivity.
Filtering Damaging Blue Light. Lutein and zeaxanthin act like internal sunglasses to filter out blue light, the most damaging spectrum of visible light. The denser these nutrients make the macular pigment, the better it can function to protect the eye from blue light damage.
Visual Processing Speed. The retina is an extension of our brain formed during prenatal development and is connected to the brain by the optic nerve. Research supports that denser macular pigment in the back of the eye allows the neural signals from the retina to the brain to happen more quickly, resulting in faster reaction times. Consumption of the recommended daily amounts of lutein and zeaxanthin increases MPOD, which in turn is associated with faster visual processing speed.
Can we get Zeaxanthin and Lutein from our diet?
Yes. Lutein is found in mostly green leafy vegetables like kale, spinach, collard greens, etc. Zeaxanthin is available from a few dietary sources (orange paprika peppers, goji berries, but it is much more difficult to find high sources in our diet. That is why supplementation is so often necessary.
Why is Zeaxanthin important?
The macula contains both lutein and Zeaxanthin and the eye preferentially accumulates Zeaxanthin in the center of the macula where the highest density of visual cells reside. Supplementing with lutein will increase macular pigment; however, the most crucial area of the macula may have deficient protection without Zeaxanthin and recent science demonstrates unique differences between the two carotenoids.
What is the maximum dose of Zeaxanthin a patient can safely consume per day?
Although the safety of much higher daily doses has been documented, ZeaVision only recommends the dosage listed on the supplement fact panel. The Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA), the scientific advisory body to the Codex Alimentarius Commission, has set the acceptable daily intake for the antioxidant ingredients, alone or in combination, at up to 2mg per kilogram of body weight. This means for a 160lb./72.6 kg person, approximately 145mg of lutein/Zeaxanthin would be considered safe.
What is the difference between Meso-zeaxanthin and Zeaxanthin?
Meso-zeaxanthin is a stereoisomeric form that is ONLY found in the macula of the eye. It is not found in the blood stream, other organs, or food supply. Human safety data on meso-zeaxanthin has not been submitted to the FDA. Meso-zeaxanthin is not in the food chain. Some indicate meso-zeaxanthin is found in the skin of an Asian fish, or in the carapace (shell) of a crustacean, but not in the food supply. Since human safety studies have not been conducted, long term effects of ingesting meso-zeaxanthin are unknown. Furthermore, marketed meso-zeaxanthin is synthesized by a harsh chemical treatment of lutein, thus meso-zeaxanthin is synthetic.
What Zeaxanthin and lutein source does ZeaVision utilize in EyePromise supplements?
Both carotenoids provided in EyePromise are derived from natural sources. The Lutein utilized in EyePromise is derived from marigolds and the Zeaxanthin is derived from red paprika peppers. Meso-zeaxanthin is not natural.
How do Zeaxanthin and Lutein differ? Are there benefits to taking both?
Zeaxanthin and lutein are molecularly similar however they each orient themselves differently in the cell with Zeaxanthin having two ends reactive for antioxidant activity, and lutein only one. The deposition of these antioxidants in the eye varies as Zeaxanthin is in higher concentration in the cone rich center of the macula and lutein is in higher concentration in the peripheral area of the macula. The eye preferentially deposits Zeaxanthin in the fovea, suggesting a distinct and different role for each.