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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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
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Macu-Vision®

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Blackmores Macu-Vision® is a source of antioxidant nutrients. It helps defend against free radical damage in the macular region of the retina and the lens of the eye.

Ascorbic acid(vitamin C):250 mg

Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) is a water-soluble antioxidant nutrient involved in many biological processes in the body. Vitamin C is found in a number of fruits and vegetables, great sources are capsicums, blackcurrants, oranges and strawberries.

d-alpha tocopheryl acid succinate(vitamin E 200 IU):165 mg

Vitamin E is a fat-soluble nutrient that exists in 8 different isomers (forms) of vitamin E alpha-, beta-, gamma-, and delta-tocopherol; and alpha-, beta-, gamma-, and delta-tocotrienol. It's main action is as an antioxidant which is responsible for many of it's functions in the body. Vitamin E is found in cold-pressed vegetable oils, nuts and seeds.

Zinc oxide(zinc 40 mg):49.8 mg

Zinc is an essential trace element that plays a role in every living cell in the body. There are also around 300 enzymes that need zinc for healthy function. Zinc containing foods include meat, eggs, seafood- especially oysters, whole grains and seeds.

Cupric oxide(copper 1 mg):1.3 mg

Copper is a mineral involved in a number of functions in the body including haemoglobin production and the utilisation of glucose and iron. Food sources of copper include oysters, other shellfish and legumes.

Dosage

Adults – Take 1 tablet daily with main meal, or as professionally prescribed.

Children – Not recommended for children under 18 years of age.

  • Always read the label
  • Follow the directions for use
  • Supplements may only be of assistance if dietary intake is inadequate
  • Contains zinc, which may be dangerous if taken in large amounts or for a long period of time (usually doses of 50 mg or more daily, taken for 10 weeks or longer)
  • Not recommended for use during pregnancy or breastfeeding
  • If you have any pre-existing conditions, or are on any medications always talk to your health professional before use
21 July 2011

Stye

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A stye (or hordeolum) occurs when an eyelash follicle becomes infected.

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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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