매큐가드 Macu Guard 60 softgels
제품이름 변경 ; 종전의 제품이름은
수퍼 지아잔틴 눈건강 Super Zeaxanthin with Lutein & Meso-zeaxanthin
용량 : 60 softgels
지아잔틴, 루테인 그리고 메소 지아잔틴 은 눈을 보호 해주는 천연 카로테노이드
성분들로 강력 항산화 제이며, 눈의 망막을 보호하고, 눈의 피로를 감소시켜
시력을 보호해주는 눈건강 기능식품 입니다.
Dosage and Use
Take one softgel daily with or without food, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
루테인 이란 ?
인체 에서는 합성이 안되어 반드시 외부로 부터 섭취 보충 해주어야 하며
채소나 과일에서 발견되는 Carotenoid 성분의 천연 항산화 성분 이며
시금치, 케일 등의 녹색 채소류와 과일 등에 풍부히 함유되어 있습니다.
연구자 들은 루테인 이 신체중 손상된 부위에만 집중작용 하여 손상부위를 복원
하는것으로 믿고있으며 눈, 심장, 피부, 여성유방 및 목의 건강유지 에 도움이 되는
특히 눈망막 보호 및 눈건강 에 많은 도움이 되는것으로 널리 알려져 있습니다.
The eye is a highly complex organ that must safely harvest, control, focus, and react to light in order to produce vision. Light enters the anterior portion of the eye through the clear cornea and fluid-like aqueous humor, and is then focused by the clear lens before entering the gel-like vitreous.
It must pass through a nerve layer of ganglions connected to photoreceptors (both rods and cones) where light signals are converted to electrical signals that are transported to the brain. Behind the photoreceptors are the “nursemaids” called retinal pigmented epithelium cells that feed and remove toxic waste from the constantly active photoreceptors.
The retinal pigmented epithelium cells rest on a thin, connective, tissue-like support structure called Bruch’s membrane, which also serves to create a blood-brain barrier for transport of nutrients, waste products, and critical oxygen. The macular region of the human retina is yellow in color due to the presence of the macular pigment, composed of two dietary xanthophylls, lutein and zeaxanthin, and another xanthophyll, meso-zeaxanthin. The latter is formed from lutein in the retina.
By absorbing blue-light, the macular pigment protects the underlying photoreceptor cell layer from light damage, possibly initiated by the formation of reactive oxygen species during a photosensitized reaction. The macular pigment can be increased by either increasing the intake of foods that are rich in lutein and zeaxanthin, such as dark-green leafy vegetables, or by supplementation with lutein or zeaxanthin.1,2
Carotenoids have been proposed to be potent antioxidants, protecting membrane lipids from toxic peroxidation reactions. Scientists long ago discovered that the carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthin, help protect the macula and photoreceptor outer segments throughout the retina from photo-initiated oxidative damage. New research has uncovered a third carotenoid, meso-zeaxanthin, that the aging macula requires to maintain its structural density.*
The macular pigment is made up of the following three carotenoids:
Unlike lutein and zeaxanthin, meso-zeaxanthin is not found in the diet, but is converted in the retina from ingested lutein.4 If taken as a supplement, meso-zeaxanthin is absorbed into the blood stream and effectively increases macular pigment levels.5
Patients with macular degeneration have been shown to have 30% less meso-zeaxanthin in their macula compared to healthy eyes.6One reason for this deficiency of meso-zeaxanthin is lack of ingested lutein. Another explanation for the missing meso-zeaxanthin observed in macular degeneration may be the inability to adequately convert lutein to meso-zeaxanthin in the retina.
Up until recently there has not been a good dietary source of meso-zeaxanthin or availability as a dietary ingredient. New extraction processes can now extract meso-zeaxanthin from similar sources of lutein and zeaxanthin.
Lutein, zeaxanthin, and meso-zeaxanthin help increase macular pigment and protect the inner eye as it is being bombarded by high energy wavelengths of light during vision. Super Zeaxanthin with Lutein & Meso-zeaxanthin provides standardized doses of these critical nutrients, that can help preserve the macular pigment density that is essential to healthy vision, and improve visual performance.7,8*
Do not take with fiber supplements.