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MacuGuard Ocular Support w/Saffron & Astaxanthin

MacuGuard Ocular Support w/Saffron & Astaxanthin

The macula, a tiny area at the center of the retina on the back wall of the eye, is a collection of photoreceptor cells, mostly cone cells, responsible for turning light into color images. Being yellow in color allows the macula to absorb excess blue and ultraviolet light that enter the eye, acting as a natural sunblock or sunglasses for this area of the retina. The yellow color is due to the presence of the macular pigment.

Macular pigment is composed of three carotenoids:

  • Lutein & Zeaxanthin Benefits include:

    • Helping to filter out harmful blue light and preventing free radical damage to the delicate structures in the back of the eye.
    • Acting as antioxidants in the eye, they help to protect and maintain healthy cells.
    • Playing a role in cataract prevention.
    • A recent study demonstrated that higher dietary intakes of lutein and zeaxanthin along with vitamin E was associated with a significantly decreased risk of cataract formation.
    • Reducing the risk Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD).

    There have been several studies have showing that lutein and zeaxanthin improve visual performance in AMD patients, cataract patients and individuals with good health.

  • Meso-zeaxanthin which is formed from lutein in the retina. It is required by the aging macula to maintain its structural density.

    Meso-zeaxanthin is not part of the typical diet, it cannot be replaced except in supplement form.

    Patients with macular degeneration have been shown to have 30% less meso-zeaxanthin in their macula compared to healthy eyes. This lack of meso-zeaxanthin is due to an inability to adequately convert lutein to meso-zeaxanthin in the retina.

The many benefits of Astaxanthin include:

  • Boosting the natural antioxidant defenses of the skin leaving it looking more youthful.
  • Helping to relieve pain from tendon, joint and muscle pain, arthritis and tennis elbow
  • Supporting macular health
  • Aiding in the promotion of healthy immune and cellular function
  • Providing potential support for the digestive environment
  • Demonstrating lipid and cardiovascular health properties
  • Protecting the phospholipid membranes of cells from oxidative damage

Astaxanthin can also:

  • Reach into every part of the cell, inside and out, similar to Lipoic acid.
  • Cross the blood-brain barrier to protect the brain and nervous system.
  • Cross the blood-retinal barrier and bring protection to the eyes.
  • Work in every part of your body, organs and skin.

This Super Zeaxanthin formula provides therapeutic doses of all three of these carotenoids to help protect your precious eyesight.

  • C3G (Cyanidin-3-glucoside) from European black currant extract

    Benefits include:

    • Promotes the healthy function of delicate structures within the retina that help with night vision

    This special combination of ingredients is an exciting breakthrough in eye care.

    For more information, see the article Eye Nutrients Linked to Efficient Brains

    DIRECTIONS: Take one softgel daily with or without food, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.

    Other Ingredients: soy lecithin, gelatin, safflower oil, extra virgin olive oil, glycerin, sunflower oil, soy fatty acids, purified water, beeswax, potato maltodextrin, annatto color.


    * These statements have not been evaluated by the U.S.Food & Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease

  • MacuGuard Ocular Support w/Saffron & Astaxanthin 60 softgels $ 28.35

    MacuGuard Ocular Support w/Saffron & Astaxanthin 60 softgels
    Element Amount %Daily Allowance% Serving Size
    MacuGuard ® proprietary blend Phospholipids, marigold extract (flower) [providing 10 mg free lutein, 4 mg meso -zeaxanthin & trans -zeaxanthin], mixed carotenoids [providing 1.24 mg ?-carotene]

    Saffron extract (stigma)

    Natural astaxanthin [from CO2 extract of Haematococcus pluvialis algae] 6 mg C3G (cyanidin-3-glucoside) [from European black currant extract (fruit)] 2.2 mg


    6 mg

    2.2 mg
    1 softgel

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