250 mg tablet
Daily intake: 1 tablet with meal, 3 tablets per day

Active ingredients (daily intake):

Marigold flower 750 mg
   (extract 75 mg, Lutein 15 mg, Zeaxanthin 1.875 mg); 
Goji berry 1800 mg
   (extract 180 mg, Polysaccharides 108 mg);
   Vitamin C 60 mg


Marigold flower


are the primary carotenoids found in the eye.
Individuals in the top quintile (20%) of Lutein / Zeaxanthin consumption are 50% less likely to develop a cataract compared to individuals in the lower quintile of consumption.
Lutein and Zeaxanthin, like "natural sun glasses", are able to protect the eyes against radiation damage by acting as an optic filter and an antioxidant. Higher intake of Lutein and Zeaxanthin resulted in a 30-40% reduction in the amount of blue light reaching the eye, and represents a substantial protection against the type of damage that leads to macular degeneration.
Numerous studies shown direct connection between Lutein and Zeaxanthin intake and the risk for age-related macular degeneration (ARMD). Studies revealed that retinas of individuals with macular degeneration had substantially lower levels of Zeaxanthin and Lutein. Individuals in the top quintile (20%) of Lutein and Zeaxanthin intake were found to have an 82% lower risk of developing age-related macular degeneration compared to individuals in the bottom quintile.
It was found that higher levels of Lutein and Zeaxanthin in the diet were associated with lower rates of pigmentary abnormalities. The results of clinical trials conducted for 120-140 days were maintained for 40-50 days after discontinuing the supplementation.

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Goji berry

Published studies have reported possible medicinal benefits of GOJI, especially due to its antioxidant properties, including potential benefits against cardiovascular and inflammatory diseases, vision-related diseases (such as age-related macular degeneration and glaucoma), having neuro-protective properties or as an anti-cancer and immuno-modulatory agent.

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VITAMIN C is known antioxidant, which is responsible in stabilizing free radicals. It has been studied to lower the development of cataracts.

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