Preservision Original Softgels 60 Softgels are daily eye vitamins which contain all the essential nutrients needed for good eye health which is hard to attain through diet alone.
Preservision Original Lutein Softgels 60 -The newer formulation, PreserVision Lutein, is a suitable alternative for smokers. PreserVision Lutein is a high-potency antioxidant vitamin and mineral supplement, specially formulated to help maintain healthy vision in later life. This provides high levels of the anti-oxidant Vitamins C and E plus the mineral zinc.
Lutein Lutein protects the macula from damage by free radicals, toxic chemicals formed in the eye during exposure to uv light. Lutein protects against the development of the leading cause of blindness in the elderly, macular degeneration.
What is Lutein? Lutein is a member of the carotenoid family of plant pigments, which are responsible for the yellow, orange and red colours of certain fruits and vegetables. Lutein is a powerful lipid soluble antioxidant, and is found in the eye in the central area of the retina known as the macula. Good sources of lutein include leafy green vegetables such as spinach, and egg yolks.
What does Lutein do? Lutein protects the macula from damage by free radicals, toxic chemicals formed in the eye during exposure to uv light. Lutein protects against the development of the leading cause of blindness in the elderly, macular degeneration.
What evidence is there for the efficacy of Lutein? Seddon et al (1994) reported individuals with a high dietary intake of lutein had a substantially decreased risk of developing macular degeneration. In a randomized controlled clinical trial, Richer et al (2004) showed that supplementation with lutein significantly improved visual function in patients with age related macular degeneration.
Are there adverse effects from taking lutein? There are no reported adverse effects from taking lutein.
How much Lutein should you take?
The recommended intake for lutein is 5-10mg per day.
I purchase these for my mother who has wet macular degeneration and was recommended them by her consultant. Since she has started taking them the treatment she receives and the softgels the degeneration has stabilised. I am quite sure in my own mind that the softgels have contributed in no small part to this stabilisation, and I would thoroughly recommend them.