Macuhealth with LMZ3 is a unique triple carotenoid eye supplement, researched by expert scientists and endorsed by leading eye care professionals worldwide. Our bodies do not manufacture carotenoids. They must be consumed. Lutein and Zeaxanthin are dietary carotenoids. They are found in peppers, corn, green leafy vegetables and egg yolks, and can be measured in blood serum.
Meso-zeaxanthin (MZ), a key component of Macuhealth with LMZ, is not generally part of our diet has been detected in blood serum in very small quantities. Yet, MZ makes up over 1/3 of the Macular Protective Pigment (MPP). 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 (L), Meso-zeaxanthin (MZ), and Zeaxanthin (Z) are found in the macula. This yellow layer acts like a shield over the delicate retinal cells that give us sight.
The macular pigment filters out and absorbs cell damaging, high-energy, blue wavelengths of light. In addition, L, MZ, and Z are among the strongest anti-oxidants (MZ being the strongest) 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.