Lutein/Zeaxanthin from Progressive Labs features award-winning Lutemax 2020®, a naturally-derived marigold extract providing all three macular carotenoids—lutein and enhanced levels of both zeaxanthin isomers (RR-and RS [meso]-zeaxanthin)—at the same 5:1 ratio as found in nature to optimally support eye health. This unique combination of lutein with zeaxanthin isomers makes Lutein/Zeaxanthin a convenient, cost effective way to boost the benefits of your eye health.‡
Of the more than 600 carotenoids found in nature, only lutein and zeaxanthin isomers—RR-zeaxanthin and RS (meso)-zeaxanthin—are located in the eye, specifically the macula. These carotenoids make up the macular pigment, and their deposition is highly specific: lutein is deposited in the peripheral macula, RR-zeaxanthin in the midperipheral macula and RS-zeaxanthin at the center of the macula—the region most susceptible to photo-oxidative damage.‡
We are exposed to eye-damaging blue light from multiple sources daily, including cell phones, computers, tablets, televisions, and even interior LED lighting. Lutein and zeaxanthin isomers act as primary filters of harmful, high energy blue light and support visual health and acuity by protecting against oxidative stress and inflammation.‡
Lutein and zeaxanthin are not produced by the body and their specialized locations and functions emphasize the need to consume all three macular carotenoids through diet or supplementation. Given that the average US dietary intake of lutein and zeaxanthin is far below levels shown in research to be beneficial (less than 2 mg lutein and 0.5 mg zeaxanthin), supplementation may be a more viable approach to maintain optimal levels of all three macular carotenoids to support visual health.‡
Warning: If you are pregnant or lactating woman, have any health conditions, or are taking any medication, make sure to consult your healthcare provider prior to use.
‡ These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.