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What is MacuHealth?
MacuHealth with LMZ3 is a patented natural eye health supplement consisting of the three primary protective pigments found in the macula. Taking this one small, easy-to-swallow soft gel once a day has been clinically proven to restore macular pigments to normal levels for enhanced vision and help in the prevention of age-related macular degeneration.
MacuHealth with LMZ3 is a patented natural eye health supplement consisting of the three primary protective pigments found in the macula. Taking this one small, easy-to-swallow gluten free soft gel once a day has been clinically proven to restore macular pigments to normal levels for enhanced vision and help in the prevention of age-related macular degeneration. MacuhealthMacuHealth’s gluten free formula contains 10mg of Lutein, 10mg of Meso-Zeaxanthin, and 2 mg of Zeaxanthin. It combines powerful antioxidants that help protect tissues against the potentially damaging effect of blue light and free radicals, and is designed specifically to support macular health. Beyond reducing the risk of the development of Macular Degeneration, MacuHealth also provides additional benefits for overall health. These include significant increases in skin hydration, lipid content, and skin elasticity, while decreasing lipid oxidation. LMZ3 has no known drug interactions, contraindications, or side effects.
What is Macular Degeneration?
Macular Degeneration is the leading cause of legal blindness in the world today, currently affecting more than 30 million people. If this trend continues, the number will double in 20-30 years. Degeneration of the macula, the portion of the eye where light is focused, is devastating and life altering. The macula is responsible for crisp straight ahead vision, such as reading, driving, and recognizing faces.
What Causes Macular Degeneration?
While the exact cause is unknown, many risk factors have been identified. It has been shown that a major risk factor is having Low Macular Protective Pigment (MPP) level. Other risk factors include:
- Family History
- Gender-More prevalent in females
- High Cholesterol
- Fatty Diet
- High Blood Pressure
- Sun Exposure
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Certain medications
- Light pigmentation
- Light colored eyes
- High Myopia
What is Macular Protective Pigment (MPP) and Why is it so Important?
Macular Protective Pigment (MPP) is a unique accumulation of three yellow carotenoids that are only found in the anterior portion of the central macula. Of the 600 available carotenoids, only Lutein, Meso-Zeaxanthin, and Zeaxanthin are found in the macula. This yellow layer acts like a shield over the delicate retinal cells that give us sight. The MPP filters our and absorbs cell damaging, high energy, blue wavelengths of light. In addition, these three carotenoids are among the strongest anti-oxidants in our bodies, which protect the central retina from free radicals that are plentiful in this highly active tissue. There is a growing and compelling body of evidence, which concludes that an insufficient level of MPP substantially increases the risk for developing Macular Degeneration by as much as 40%. Other benefits of a healthy MPP may include better visual acuity, improved contrast sensitivity, and a decrease in glare recovery time.
What Causes a Low Level of MPP?
While a low MPP level can be multi-factorial, the most common causes are dietary insufficiency, a lack of ability to convert Lutein into Meso-Zeaxanthin, and a slow decline that occurs with aging. It is also possible that the ability to absorb Lutein and Zeaxanthin may be impaired. Regardless of cause, an adequated MPP level is a necessity to maintain healthy maculas.
What Can Be Done to Prevent Macular Degeneration From Developing?
Some of the risk factors are modifiable. People can stop smoking, wear sunglasses, lose weight, and improve their diets. LMZ3 is the exclusive triple carotenoid supplement, containing Lutein, Meso-Zeaxanthin, and Zeaxanthin, which has been clinically proven to increase MPP levels in as little as six months. While LMZ3 is indicated for anyone with a low MPP level, or other significant risk factors, a report in the Archives of Ophthalmology, based on the original Age Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS), concluded that patients with any stage of Macular Degeneration could benefit from carotenoid supplementation.