Protect Your Eyes With Internal Sunglasses
We are exposed to intense, damaging light every day – intense light includes sunlight, fluorescent light and blue light from our screens and devices. Prolonged exposure to these light sources can result in light sensitivity and discomfort, resulting in the need to frequently squint or close eyes, and frequent headaches. Which is why you should take vision care more seriously. While there are eye supplements you can take, another obvious way to help cope with intense light is to wear sunglasses. Sunglasses help with light sensitivity by reducing the amount of light entering the eye.
Did you know we all have a pair of “internal sunglasses”?
At the back of our eyes, we each have a pair of “internal sunglasses” that filter and block harmful intense lights from damaging our sensitive photoreceptors. Photoreceptors are delicate cells that play the important role of converting light into signals. Being right at the start of our visual pathway, damaged photoreceptors lead to altered sensitivity to light and even blindness. More notably, photoreceptors do not regenerate so it is important to protect them from loss or death. It is important that our “internal sunglasses” are giving us the strength and level of protection that we need from the damaging light we are exposed to.
Our “internal sunglasses” is the layer of macular pigments made up of carotenoids Lutein and Zeaxanthin. These macular pigments absorb and filter intense lights before it reaches our photoreceptors, delivering the perfect amount of light for normal vision and sight.
- With low levels of Lutein and Zeaxanthin, there is less filter and our internal sunglasses are weaker.
- With optimal levels of Lutein and Zeaxanthin, there is more filter and so our photoreceptors are better protected and can function better.
Strengthen Your “Internal Sunglasses”
Lutein and Zeaxanthin are natural carotenoid pigments commonly found in leafy greens (eg. kale, spinach, broccoli), corn, and egg yolk. Although essential in protecting our vision, we cannot synthesise these nutrients naturally and need to get them through dietary sources or through supplementation.
According to the researchers from the National Eye Institute who conducted a large-scale clinical trial AREDS2 (Age-related Eye Disease Study 2), 10mg lutein and 2mg zeaxanthin per day are beneficial in protecting eye health and preventing eye diseases. As can be seen in the figure below, it can be challenging to sustain a healthy daily intake of lutein and zeaxanthin.
Natural Astaxanthin Offers Comprehensive Eye Health Support
In addition to the carotenoids Lutein and Zeaxanthin, there is a third hero carotenoid that has been shown to be vital for eye health – AstaNZ™ Natural Astaxanthin.
Natural Astaxanthin is a red carotenoid sourced from microalgae H. pluvialis that gives krill, salmon and crayfish its red colour. Being “the most powerful natural antioxidant in the world”, Astaxanthin is effective in protecting cells against oxidative stress caused by overexposure to UV light, poor lifestyle choices, smoking, and simply through the natural process of aging.
Astaxanthin has a unique structure that allows it to cross the blood-retinal barrier to protect every cell of the eye, making it a particularly unique and powerful antioxidant for eye health. Aside from being a powerful antioxidant, researchers have also found astaxanthin to help with managing inflammation, improving accommodative function, improving retinal blood flow, and protecting the optic nerve from damages.
Supreme Health's AstaNZ™ Natural Astaxanthin is New Zealand’s strain of the microalgae sourced from the purest waters in Nelson, New Zealand. Supreme Health, the sole producer of Natural Astaxanthin in the Southern Hemisphere, sources the microalgae and cultivates it in a closed system, eliminating any exposure to heavy metal or microbiological contamination.
Advanced Vision Care with Lutein, Zeaxanthin and Astaxanthin
Supreme Health Advanced Vision Care is the most comprehensive eye health formula that synergises the benefits of Lutein, Zeaxanthin, Astaxanthin and other natural ingredients that have an affinity with structures of the eye to boosting all aspects of eye health.
A single Supreme Health Advanced Vision Care capsule daily will save the worry of declining eye health and solve the challenge of meeting the daily requirements of these nutrients through food.
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