FloraGLO®†Lutien & Zeaxanthin
FloraGLO®† is one of the most clinically researched forms of supplemental lutein available. Sourced from marigold flowers, lutein forms a natural protective layer in the macula of the eye, the region responsible for central vision. Lutein helps filter blue light rays that can damage the macula, as well as shield it from free radicals. FloraGLO®† Lutein also contains zeaxanthin, another antioxidant carotenoid that supports macular health.
Is an essential trace element that is part of an enzyme called glutathione peroxidase, one of the body’s strongest antioxidants. Its metabolic functions are vital for cells, as the mineral is partly responsible for the metabolism and detoxification of oxygen. Researchers are looking into selenium’s abilities to aid in degenerative conditions and in neutralizing the effects of free radicals.
Bilberry (Vacciunium Uliginosum)
This fruit resembles the blueberry, but has a much deeper purple color. The pigment cells in this fruit, called anthocyanosides, which protect the fruit from oxidation also provide antioxidant benefits to the eyes.
Vitamin A, C & E
Vitamins A, C, and E are three of nature’s most potent antioxidant nutrients. Found in a variety of fruits and vegetables, these ingredients have undergone numerous clinical studies that have verified their abilities to protect macular tissue from free radical damage caused by pollution and sunlight.
Bioflavonoids are substances found in the rinds of citrus fruit that protect them from oxidative damage. These same chemicals can also protect the eyes from similar oxidation reactions.
Eyebright (Euphrasia Officinalis)
Eyebright possesses powerful anti-inflammatory properties which make it useful for supporting circulation in blood vessels in and around the eyes.
This vitamin-like compound helps restore levels of vitamin A and E. It is also a powerful antioxidant in its own right, protecting cells from the harmful effects of free radicals.
Ginkgo (Ginkgo Biloba)
This plant contains antioxidant compounds called flavonoids and terpenoids that are beneficial to circulatory health. These circulatory properties make ginkgo especially useful for promoting healthy blood flow to the macular region of the eye.
Rosemary (Rosmarinus Officinalis)
Studies have found that rosemary contains chemicals called rosmarinic acid and carnosic acid. They have also been shown to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects on eye tissue, supporting healthy vision.
Zinc & Copper
High concentrations of zinc are found naturally in the macula. Zinc helps vitamin A create a pigment molecule called melanin, which protects the eyes. It is often paired with copper to balance your body’s absorption of zinc.
†FloraGLO® is a registered trademark of Kemin Industries, Inc.