Life Extension MacuGuard Ocular Support with Saffron & Astaxanthin, 60 Softgels
Enhanced with astaxanthin to help fight eye fatigue
Contains lutein, two forms of zeaxanthin, and phospholipid compounds
Contains berry flavonoids to support night vision
Provides an optimal dose of saffron to support healthy vision
What are carotenoids, and why should we take them?
Carotenoids are a class of phytonutrients, or nutritionally beneficial compounds derived from plants—in this case, marigold extract.
Carotenoids are good for your eyes—especially lutein, zeaxanthin, and meso-zeaxanthin.
These compounds support macular pigment density, which protects your delicate retina.
A nutritional supplement for your eyes?
We rarely think about it, but your eyes need the right nutrients to function properly, just like the rest of you—nutrients like carotenoids and other plant extracts, free-radical fighting antioxidant compounds, and α-carotene.
As it turns out, those nutrients aren’t that easy to get enough of, even from a traditional multivitamin. Our MacuGuard formula blends lutein, zeaxanthin, α-carotene, C3G black currant extract, and saffron to support the different parts of your eye and even night vision.
- 173 mg of our proprietary blend provides 10 mg free lutein, 4 mg zeaxanthin and 1.24 mg α-carotene
- Also contains 20 mg of saffron extract for vision and 2.2 mg of C3G currant extract for night vision
- Also contains the super-antioxidant astaxanthin to combat the effects of free radicals in your eyes
Lutein and zeaxanthin make up the macular pigment in your retina, which is essential for your eyes.
Macular pigment helps filter certain types of light before it can reach the delicate photoreceptors of your retina, located at the back of your eye.
They also defend against oxidative stress and generally help keep eyes functioning over time.
Inhibiting General Eye Fatigue
Speaking of antioxidants, this formula also includes a powerful one: astaxanthin.
In addition to fending off free radicals, getting a daily dose of astaxanthin can help inhibit general eye fatigue to help keep your eyes comfortable.
And while astaxanthin is often derived from krill, this astaxanthin comes from a kind of sea algae.
One of the often-overlooked parts of your vision is how well you see at night or in the dark.
For that, you need rhodopsin, which converts light to electrical signals that reach the visual centers of the brain—especially in low-light conditions.
CG3 from black currant (a kind of berry) has been shown to encourage rhodopsin generation.
Optimal Nutrient Absorption for Supporting Vision
Getting the right nutrients where you need them most is a huge part of supporting your vision. This formula contains phospholipids, which are an integral part of every cell membrane in the body.
Phospholipids also help promote absorption of lutein and zeaxanthin. Good absorption is crucial for these nutrients to make it into the retina of the eye.
MacuGuard also includes saffron, shown to support vision and retinal function as measured both by advanced technical testing and on the Snellen eye chart—the one that is commonly used by doctors to test vision.
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