Dietary Lutein and Zeaxanthin: Possible Effects on Visual Function


Of the many carotenoids circulating in human sera, only lutein and zeaxanthin are accumulated throughout the tissues of the eye. Within the eye, they reach their highest concentration in the cent...

From Arthritis To Zeaxanthin, EN's A-To-Z Guide Meets The 21st Century


The new millennium has already ushered in more than its shard of note-worthy nutrition findings from A to Z.

The trend for thc 21st century seems to be an embrace of all that's natural, from herbal remedies like kava and yohimbe to supplements like L-arginine and probiotics. Moreover, the benefits of natural phytochemicals like quercetin and zeaxanthin are now backed by more research, prompting experts to urge a new appreciation for whole foods like fruits, vegetables and whole grains.

Here are highlights from EN's not-to-be-missed stories that spanned the millennial shift.

Lutein and Zeaxanthin Improve Vision in Healthy People Too


The article reports on the discovery made by researchers which states that higher intake of lutein and zeaxanthin not only prevents macular degeneration but also improves the visual performance o...

The Missing Link in Combating Macular Degeneration


The article accounts on a carotenoid compound called meso-zeaxanthin, which was found to be a breakthrough in the prevention of macular degeneration. Meso-zeaxanthin is one of the macular pigment...

Lutein and zeaxanthin


Focuses on the potential role of lutein and zeaxanthin, two types of carotenoids, in decreasing age-related macular degeneration (ARMD). Affirmation on the capacity of both carotenoids in protect...

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