Life ExtensionMacuGuard® Ocular Support with Saffron provides lutein, trans-zeaxanthin, and meso-zeaxanthin, three important nutrients that protect the delicate photoreceptor cells in the retina's macula from light damage.
MacuGuard Ocular Support also contains C3G (cyanidin-3-glucoside), a cutting-edge berry flavonoid compound that helps stimulate regeneration of rhodopsin, a compound in the eyes that absorbs light in the retina to help support night vision.
Benefits of Ocular Support with Saffron:
- Comprehensive nutrition for the eyes in a single softgel
- Contains lutein, two forms of zeaxanthin, and phospholipid compounds which may be of benefit in preventing age-related macular degeneration, AMD.
- Promotes absorption and concentration of lutein nutrient
- Contains berry flavonoids to support night vision
Carotenoid antioxidants -the nutrients our eyes need are often hard to come by and our bodies sometimes lose the ability to synthesize them as we age. For instance: carotenoid nutrients such as lutein and specific forms of zeaxanthin make up your macular pigment. This part of your retina protects underlying photoreceptor cells from the harmful effects of excess blue and ultraviolet light.
Macular pigment density -Because of this, the density of your macular pigment is essential to healthy vision. Unfortunately, this density naturally declines with age, and some of us lose the ability to synthesize meso-zeaxanthin from lutein over time. That's why this formula contains lutein as well as trans-zeaxanthin and meso-zeaxanthin, which are difficult to get from diet alone. In addition, alpha-carotene has been added based on new evidence that it helps support the macular pigment.
Saffron's vision enhancing benefits - this formula also includes the optimal dose of saffron along with cyanidin-3-glucoside to support healthy vision. People supplementing with saffron showed an improvement in vision as measured by them seeing an average of two additional lines on the Snellen eye chart commonly used by doctors to test vision.
Our In-House pharmacist, Shabir Daya has written an article about MacuGaurd Ocular support with Saffron:
Dosage: Take one softgel daily with or without food.
Serving Size 1 softgel. Amount Per Serving:MacuGuard proprietary blend 173 mg. Phospholipids, marigold extract (flower) providing 10 mg free lutein, 4 mg meso-zeaxanthin & trans-zeaxanthin, mixed carotenoids providing 1.24 mg a-carotene, Saffron extract (stigma) 20 mg, C3G (cyanidin-3-glucoside) from European black currant extract (fruit) 2.2 mg. Other ingredients: extra virgin olive oil, gelatin, glycerin, safflower oil, beeswax, palm oil, purified water, cellulose, annatto color, potato maltodextrin.