Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in adults 65 years or older. It affects more than 10 million people in NorthAmerica and an equal number in Western Europe. [Tielsch JM., 1994] AMDis a painless degenerative disease of the macula—the densely packed cellsthat enable you to see color and fine details. When cells of the maculabreak down, central vision is impaired. There are few effective treatments for the disease, but diet and lifestyle changes may help reduce risk or slowprogression of AMD and cataracts.
There are two basic types of AMD, dry and wet. The dry form accounts forapproximately 90 per cent of all AMD cases and generally progresses moreslowly than the wet type. Both damage the macula and reduce centralvision. Generally AMD sufferers retain their peripheral vision.
Two carotenoids (plant pigments)—Lutein and Zeaxanthin—are the onlyantioxidants specifically transported into the macula and concentrated inthis part of the eye. Research suggests that lutein and zeaxanthin mayprotect against AMD. Lutein with Zeaxanthin from webber naturals® is asupplement to support eye health in people and prevent cataracts and agerelated macular degeneration.
- Lutein is a carotenoid that is typically found in combination with its stereoisomer, zeaxanthin.
- Two major carotenoid pigments in the human macula and retina.
- Absorb harmful blue light, modulating the exposure to solar damage.
Each softgel contains:
Lutein (Marigold) (Tagetes erecta) (flower).........................10 mg
Zeaxanthin (Marigold) (Tagetes erecta) (flower)................500 mcg
Other ingredients: Softgel capsule (gelatin, glycerin, purified water, annatto, titanium dioxide), soybean oil, safflower oil, yellow beeswax, lecithin.
1-2 softgels daily or as directed by a physician.
Caution: Do not use during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Keep our of reach of children.