Zeaxanthin

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There are thousands of dietary supplements on the market, and it can be daunting to find the right ones for your particular health concerns. WellWise.org endeavors to share the latest information science is discovering about the effects of dietary supplements on various health conditions.

Eye Health

Eye health and the role of nutrition

To understand why nutrition might help with vision health requires a rudimentary understanding of where certain natural nutritional compounds go once they make it into the body. 

Lutein

Lutein: the better to see you

This visionary carotenoid is present in the eye's macula and lens, as well as in the skin, where it filters high-energy blue wavelengths of visible light from both natural sunlight and indoor light. Lutein also quenches free radicals that can damage cells in human tissues. For these reasons, it is much heralded as an eye-health and skin-health ingredient.

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