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Antioxidants may help maintain healthy vision

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Fuseworks Media
Antioxidants may help maintain healthy vision

Declining eye health affects one in seven New Zealanders over the age of 50 and the incidence is increasing.

Charitable organisation Macular Degeneration New Zealand is launching the first-ever Macular Degeneration Awareness Week, running from Sunday May 27 - Saturday June 2 and in its recent media statement said New Zealanders should consider taking a lutein supplement to support eye health.

Scientists have discovered that lutein and zeaxanthin, two antioxidant nutrients found highly concentrated in the eye, can help protect the eye from oxidative stress due to sunlight exposure.

Recent studies have shown that appropriate levels of high-dose antioxidant vitamins and minerals (vitamins C, E, beta-carotene, copper and zinc) may support healthy eyesight. Further studies are underway investigating the effectiveness of lutein and zeaxanthin.

Lutein and zeaxanthin are key ingredients in Clinicians' recently released, improved formulation VisionCare with Lutein dietary supplement, the number one1 seller for supporting eye health in New Zealand.

Now branded as Clinicians VisionCare with Lutein, this unique, scientifically-based formula supports macular health and healthy vision. The new formulation contains natural forms of lutein and zeaxanthin. The product has also changed to a twice-daily (BID) dosing regime for greater compliance.

Clinicians VisionCare with Lutein also provides important high-dose antioxidant vitamins and minerals (vitamins C and E, zinc, selenium and copper) which offer support for healthy vision. The new product includes natural vitamin E and bio-available mineral salts for enhanced absorption.

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