Quality zeaxanthin supplement from natural paprika peppers. Easy-to-take liquid capsules! What is zeaxanthin? . Zeaxanthin is a carotenoid or plant pigment found naturally in fruits and vegetables including orange peppers spinach grapes and kiwi fruit as well as in egg yolks. . In the body zeaxanthin—along with another carotenoid lutein—are concentrated in the retina of the eyes. While both compounds play a protective role in eye health the importance of zeaxanthin hasn’t always been well known. . Research has shown however that while lutein can be found more concentrated around the outer edges of the macula zeaxanthin dominates the center region—the area most critical for sharp central vision. Of the total central macula content zeaxanthin constitutes about 75 percent. . Lutein and zeaxanthin are often combined in dietary supplements designed to support eye health; and lutein is widely available by itself. However not many stand-alone zeaxanthin products exist. With Vitacost Zeaxanthin you get 4 mg of zeaxanthin in a single easy-to-take liquid softgel. It features zeaxanthin extracted from a unique strain of peppers—paprika peppers—found to have an exceptionally high zeaxanthin content. . How does zeaxanthin support health? Zeaxanthin is a carotenoid. Carotenoids have long been understood to play an important part in eye health because they’re concentrated in the macula and have an antioxidant role.*. Research shows that higher plasma levels of lutein and zeaxanthin may be associated with macular health.*. Why choose Vitacost Zeaxanthin? Easy-to-take liquid capsules. Features natural zeaxanthin from paprika peppers. Supplies 4 mg of zeaxanthin per single-capsule serving. Contains 60 servings per bottle. Great value! About Vitacost. Vitacost nutritional products are manufactured to high standards of quality efficacy and safety. Each Vitacost product meets or exceeds the standards and requirements set forth in the FDA’s Code of Federal Regulation (21 CFR 111) Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP). . . . *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose treat cure or prevent any disease.
"I've been reading studies recently that say that you should take as much zeaxanthin as lutein, or at least 6-8 mg a day, but so few formulas have any significant amount of zeax. It's good to see this one at a reasonable price. We take 2 a day along with a 20 mg lutein supplement. It hasn't been long but I believe it's helping."
"I love VitaCost supplements b/c they are usually dairy & gluten free so I don't have to worry about getting sick. When it comes to supplements it is hard to know if they are doing what they are suppose to be doing. My eye doctor told me to use zeaxanthin for my eyes, he is a naturalist. I try to do what he tells me . LOL So I figure it couldn't hurt, so I use this everyday. :-)"