Macula Protective Factors 30 softgels - lutein, astaxanthin and zeaxanthin | Jarrow Formulas
Jarrow Formulas Macula Protective Factors is a synergistic combination of three key carotenoids to protect the eyes’ maculae against oxidative stress, blue light from all types of screens, LED lighting and the sun. The macula is responsible for focus and color differentiation.
who can benefit from Macula Protective Factors?
Adults of all ages who are concerned about maintaining healthy eyes.
Lutemax® 2020 is a registered trademark of OmniActive Health Technologies, LTD.
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AstaPure® is a registered trademark of Algatechnologies Ltd.
Some supplements are suitable for both men and women of all ages as well as children. But other supplements are specifically targeted to the aging woman or man. Another supplement is especially suitable for athletes, regardless of gender.
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Pigmentation spots : why do we get them when we age?Do you sometimes look down onto your arms and notice they are covered with white spots that resemble freckles in reverse?
Especially when arms get tanned in summer, these white spots tend to stand out more than ever.
This led me to the idea to look up what can be a cause of this weird pigmentation.
Mine turns out to be one called idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis (IGH), in other words, an unexplained teardrop-shaped lack of pigmentation, which is apparently very common among most people of over 40 years , but may also happen at a younger age. These white spots appear on the shins, legs, arms, and other sun-exposed areas of the body like the face, neck, and shoulders.
Apparently the body experiences a gradual reduction of melanoyctes and skin cells no longer produce pigment, a similar process that causes the graying of hair. The condition is also increasingly being seen in both sexes and darker skinned individuals with a history of long-term sun exposure, which has lead scientists to believe that excessive sun exposure and sun damage is another cause of these white spots.
They are generally 1 to 3 mm in size and commonly show up on the legs before progressing to other parts of the body.
These white spots are not caused by trauma or infection, nor do they indicate an increased risk of skin cancer.
Hereditary factors may be involved because this skin problem seems to run in families.
IGH is not related to vitiligo, in which melanin-producing cells called melanocytes die or are unable to function properly and no longer form melanin.
Other common causes of skin discolorations are
What are free radicals?The body is under constant attack from oxidative stress. Oxygen in the body splits into single atoms with unpaired electrons. Electrons like to be in pairs, so these atoms, called free radicals, scavenge the body to seek out other electrons so they can become a pair. This causes damage to cells, proteins and DNA.
Free radicals are associated with human disease, including cancer, atherosclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and many others. They also may have a link to aging, which has been defined as a gradual accumulation of free-radical damage.
Substances that generate free radicals can be found in the food we eat, the medicines we take, the air we breathe and the water we drink. These substances include fried foods, alcohol, tobacco smoke, pesticides and air pollutants.
Free radicals are the natural byproducts of chemical processes, such as metabolism. Free radicals can be seen as as waste products from various chemical reactions in the cell that when built up, harm the cells of the body.
Yet, free radicals are essential to life. The body's ability to turn air and food into chemical energy depends on a chain reaction of free radicals. Free radicals are also a crucial part of the immune system, floating through the veins and attacking foreign invaders.
Take 1 softgel per day with food or as directed by your qualified health care consultant
contains per daily serving (1 sodftgel)
lutein (Lutemax® 2020 ) 20mg
(from marigold petal extract , Tagetes erecta)
(from marigold petal extract , Tagetes erecta)
- meso-zeaxanthin 10mg
- RR-zeaxanthin 3mg
astaxanthin (Haematococcus pluvialis) 4mg
active ingredients (lutein, zeaxanthin and astaxanthin), filler (sunflower lecithin, avocado oil, sunflower oil), softgel capsule (bovine and porcine gelatin, glycerin, purified water and organic caramel as a light barrier)
keep dry and closed at normal room temperature between 15 - 22°C.
keep out of reach of young children
no contra-indications known, but if you have a medical condition, are pregnant, lactating, or trying to conceive, are under the age of 18, or are taking medications, consult your health care practitioner before using this product.
contains no familiar allergens (wheat, gluten, soy, lupin, nuts/tree nuts, celery, mustard, sesame seeds, dairy, egg, fish/shellfish or mollusks)