Eye health

12 April 2011

What you need to know about lutein and zeaxanthin

What you need to know about lutein and zeaxanthin

A diet rich in lutein and zeaxanthin may be essential to healthy ageing. Naturopath Kate Ferguson reveals why.

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Eye health

Vitamin A 5000

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Blackmores Vitamin A 5000 is a source of vitamin A, which is important for day and night vision. Vitamin A is also essential for healthy skin and the maintenance of healthy mucous membranes.

Retinyl palmitate(vitamin A 5000 IU):(1.5 mg retinol equivalents) 2.75 mg

Vitamin A is a fat-souble antioxidant required for a large number of biological processes. Vitamin A is found in red meat, eggs and dairy products.

Dosage

Adults – Take 1 capsule a day with a meal, or as professionally prescribed. 

Children under 12 years – Only as professionally prescribed.

  • Always read the label
  • Follow the directions for use
  • Supplements may only be of assistance if dietary intake is inadequate
  • The recommended adult daily amount of vitamin A from all sources is 700 microgram retinol equivalents for women and 900 microgram retinol equivalents for men. When taken in excess of 3000 microgram retinol equivalents vitamin A can cause birth defects. If you are pregnant, or considering becoming pregnant, do not take vitamin A supplements without consulting your doctor, pharmacist or health professional
Eye health

Lutein-Vision Advanced™

$52.99

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Provides nutrients that form the protective macular pigment of the eye, which may help to protect the health of the eye.

Tagetes erecta(marigold):extract equivalent to dry flower 500mg

(standardised to contain lutein esters calculated as lutein 5 mg)

Selenomethionine(Selenium 50 microgram):124 microgram

Selenium is a trace element that acts a cofactor of antioxidant enzymes. Selenium makes it's way into the food chain through incorporation into plants from soil, leading to a variation in the amount of selenium in human adults around the world depending on the selenium content of the soils and crops in different locations. Selenium food sources include brewer's yeast, wheat germ, fish, seafood, Brazil nuts and garlic.

Zeaxanthin:1 mg

Zeaxanthin is a carotenoid nutrient that belongs to xanthophylls family and is closely related to lutein. Xanthophylls are a group of plant pigments responsible for many of the bright coloured fruits and vegetables. Zeaxanthin is found in sweet corn, persimmons, orange capsicums and oranges.

Concentrated omega-3 triglycerides-fish oil:850 mg containing omega-3 marine triglycerides 528 mg

Containing omega-3 marine triglycerides 528 mg as: Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)352 mg Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)176 mg

Dosage

Adults – take 2 capsules a day with meals, or as professionally prescribed.

Children - under 12 years only as professionally prescribed.
  • Always read the label
  • Follow the directions for use
  • Supplements may only be of assistance if dietary intake is inadequate
  • Contains fish and sulfites
  • This product contains selenium which is toxic in high doses. A daily dose of 150 microgram for adults of selenium from dietary supplements should not be exceeded
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding consult your health professional before use
01 April 2010

Conjunctivitis

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Conjunctivitis is the inflammation of the delicate membrane that covers the white of the eye and lines the eyelids (the medical term for this membrane is the conjunctiva or the conjunctival membrane).

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28 April 2010

Eye strain

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Sore, tired eyes, which tend to occur after focussing on objects at the same distance for a long time.

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