The Science Behind the Secret:
Free radicals are oxygen molecules that possess incompatible pairs of electrons. The lack of compatible electrons cause free radicals to travel around the body creating mayhem as they try and steal electrons from other molecules. Antioxidants are molecules stable enough to give an electron to a free radical and thus neutralise it.
An overabundance of free radicals within the body damages cells, causing them to age and degenerate (otherwise known as oxidative stress). Antioxidants slow down the rate of oxidative stress and stabilise free radical molecules that could otherwise cause serious health implications.
EyeMax™ contains Lutein and Astaxanthin, vitamins A, B2 and C which are all extremely powerful antioxidants. They minimise cell damage by stabilising the free radicals, thus helping to reduce damage to the body that could potentially cause illness and disease.
LuteinEyeMax™ contains Lutein. Lutein is found in high levels in the macular and is responsible for macular pigmentation (the yellow colour found in the retina). This helps to protect the retina from damaging light rays and prevent macular degeneration.
Astaxanthin is also reported to be able to protect the retina of the eye as this carotenoid is actually able to penetrate the retinal barrier in your eyes. It can not only cross the blood-brain barrier to protect the brain and nervous system but is also able to cross the blood-retinal barrier and bring protection to the eyes.
Lutein is a carotenoid that filters harmful high-energy blue wavelengths of light and act as antioxidants in the eye, helping protect and maintain healthy cells. There are around 600 carotenoids found in nature, of which, only these two are deposited in high quantities in the retina (macula) of the eye. Unfortunately, the human body does not make the lutein it needs, which is the reason why a daily intake of lutein through diet, nutritional supplements, or fortified foods and beverages is important for the maintenance of good eye health.
Other antioxidants that boost the efficiency of EyeMax include:
Vitamin C which can help to boost the immune system's defences against infection and viruses and can protect a body from harmful free radicals that can speed-up the rate of ageing and conditions such as cataracts.
Vitamin A which is important for optimal eye health.
Vitamin B2 which is important as oxidative damage of lens proteins by light may lead to the development of age-related cataracts. Vitamin B2 deficiency leads to decreased glutathione reductase activity, which can result in cataracts. Therefore, B2 is used in combination with other antioxidants, like vitamin C and carotenoids, in age-related, eye disease prevention.