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Lutein Zeaxanthin Food Sources
Is it ok to take trunature vision complex lutein and zeaxanthin capsule by young high myopes like me...Is there a side effect?
Probably: It's probably okay, but there is no proven benefit either. ...Read more
If lutein and zeaxanthin capsules have no provened benefits(as mentioned by some docs here), why have they been sold and not banned by fda?
When my mom(age 55) looks at white background, she sees smoke floating & black spots. Will lutein and zeaxanthin help to cure her situation?
See ophthalmologist: What you described suggests a retinal disorder and it would be prudent to consult an ophthalmologist for proper diagnosis and treatment, as soon as possible. This is not an issue for self treatment. ...Read more
If i work a job that requires 8 hours a day on the computer, is lutein and zeaxanthin absolutely needed?
My mother(age 55) is facing vitreous opacities. I plan to buy lutein and zeaxanthin for her. Will lutein and zeaxanthin help to cure her situation?
Not likely: Vitreous opacities generaly develop as aging changes within the eye. What once was a gel and changes to liquid with some elements of the gel remains. Also if the gel pulls away from the retina ( vitreous is shrinking) floaters will be seen. Also wih more serious retinal problems. Lutein & zeaxanthin are pigments that help the macula stay healthy;they won't affect the floaters issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can lutein or zeaxanthin cause side effects such as insomnia, tiredness, dizziness, or constiipation? I want to take it to improve my vision.
No, however...: Lutein and Zeaxanthin are carotenoids naturally found in fruits and vegetables and do not have any side effects, but they may be in capsules that have additives or preservatives some may react to, so I advise companies like Pure Encapsulations and Thorne that don't use those. Many other nutrients are good for eyes such as Vit. A, C, D, E, zinc, selenium and EFA's. See http://tinyurl.com/b56ua4 ...Read more
Modulate inflamation: These are natural carotenoids found in dark-green leafy vegetables and in egg yolks. These compounds may exert anti-inflammatory benefits along with preventing free-radical damage. This is all hypothetical or science based and there is little clinical evidence. Still a diet rich in vegetables is always a good idea! ...Read more
Will your eyes get worse if you take a lutein and zeaxanthin eye supplement? I have normal vision but trying to improve it. Are there any side effects
I hope no adversity: Lutein is present in spinach and other dark leafy vegetables and when we eat it, our body makes zeaxantin. Both of these chemicals appear to be essential for healthy macular function (reading and color). Macular degeneration was studied by the national eye institute using a vitamin combination in the lat '80s and this study is being repeated using both lutein and zeaxanthin as well as fish oil. ...Read more
Can I do cardio training (brisk walking, treadmill, cycling) in case of lattice degeneration + high myopia? Does lutein, zeaxanthin, bilberry help?
Are eyevital/riconia caps (multivitamin antixoidants) safe to take along with lutein+zeaxanthine supplements for an extended period? Contraindication?
safe: These products have been recommend to slow the progression of macular degeneration in those who already have this condition. There is no data or proof that they are preventative and no evidence that they are helpful in any way. So they might help/or might not but the only harm is the cost of the product. ...Read more
Antioxidant: Lutein is a carotenoid that is found in high concentration in the central vision area of the eye called the macula. It helps to protect the eye from oxidative stress, & has been shown to help in macular degeneration. It may help decrease cataract formation. At least 6 mg daily is needed & generally is obtained in healthy diets of fruits & green leafy vegetables. Not known to be toxic In hi doses. ...Read more
Yes: Lutein is a natural carotenoids found in dark-green leafy vegetables and in egg yolks. These compounds may exert anti-inflammatory benefits along with preventing free-radical damage. This is all hypothetical or science based and there is little clinical evidence. Still a diet rich in vegetables is always a good idea! http://bit.Ly/lquwwr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lutein is an: Important carotenoid that has been discovered to play an important role in retinal function, specifically in the macula which is important for your primary vision. Recent studies found that lutein may decrease the risk of progression in age-related macular degeneration and cataracts. Systemically, natural lutein intake (not supplements) has been positively linked to colon and breast cancer. ...Read more
See below: Certain supplements have been shown to help patients with the moderate to severe forms of macular degeneration (vitamin c, vitamin, e, zinc, beta carotene) in the age-related eye disease study (areds). The results of areds2 will be out next year and will answer if lutein, zeaxanthine, and omega-3 fatty acids (dha, epa) help this disease also. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A few things: Lutein supplements are given as an adjunct for the support of the health of the macula. This is largely theoretical but there is a large nih study underway currently to study this particular substance. Since the fda does not regulate health store supplements, if you feel lutein is of value, get them from a source from a major pharmaceutical company like alcon or bausch and lom. ...Read more