Lutein, Zeaxanthin, and Meso-Zeaxanthin... What are these?
Lutein, Zeaxanthin, and Meso-Zeaxanthin are important nutrients (known as carotenoids) that are found in the retina of our eyes. They have powerful antioxidant properties to protect our eyes from dangerous free radicals, oxidative stress, and harmful blue light. They are also well-known for their chemical and biological properties, and are clinically proven to optimize vision and contrast sensitivity. We directly source our carotenoids from Organic marigold flower petals in a patented process.
FUN FACT: Carotenoids can actually be found in leafy green vegetables like spinach and kale! But there's a catch... According to USDA data, 1 Bowl of Spinach in 1953 has the same nutritional value as over 43 Bowls of Spinach today. That's an 84% loss of nutrition! What this means is that even with a healthy diet we don't receive these key nutrients in the quantities our eyes need.
The Sunflower Seed is the fruit of the sunflower (Helianthus annuus). Striped sunflower seeds oil is used as a carrier by Vizion Edge for the three active ingredients/nutrients: Lutein, Meso-Zeaxanthin and Zeaxathin. The oil protects the formula from being degraded by oxidation, as oxidation decreases the nutrients’ content and effectiveness.
Gelatin 37.5 mg – This food grade and FDA sanctioned gelatin is used as the softgel casing for the manufacturing of the supplement.
Annatto – This natural red plant extract is used to create the red color of the capsule. Annatto comes from achiote shrub seeds, and is mainly used as a red food coloring. Produced in South America, achiote seeds have been used by tribes for centuries.
All natural beeswax allows the Vizion Edge formula to keep the appropriate homogeneity (uniformity).
d-Alpha tocopherol, also known as Natural Vitamin E, is an anti-oxidant used by Vizion Edge to slow down oxidation of the raw material, thus maintaining the integrity and bioavailability of the product.