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

Bilberry Eye Support

¥109.15

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Blackmores Bilberry Eye Support is formulated to support eye health.

Vaccinium myrtillus(bilberry):extract equiv. to fresh fruit 5 g (5000 mg)

(standardised to contain anthocyanosides 16.2 mg)

Dosage

Adults – Take 1 tablet 2 to 3 times a day with meals, or as professionally prescribed.   

Children under 12 years – Only as professionally prescribed.

  • Always read the label. Use only as directed
  • If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional
  • Contains lactose
Eye health

Lutein Defence™

¥207.95

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Blackmores Lutein Defence™ contains lutein and zeaxanthin, that help reduce free radical damage and support eye health.

In the eye, lutein and zeaxanthin filter (high energy) blue light.

 

Lutein:10 mg

Lutein is a carotenoid nutrient that belongs to xanthophylls family. Xanthophylls are a group of plant pigments responsible for many of the bright coloured fruits and vegetables. Lutein is found in dark green leafy vegetables like spinach and kale.

Zeaxanthin:2 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.

Dosage

Adults – Take 1 tablet 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
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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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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