Zeaxanthin is heavily concentrated in the retina. Supplementing with zeaxanthin has been suggested in a number of studies to lower the risk of ocular diseases associated with aging, including macular degeneration and cataract. Science also suggests that zeaxanthin can efficiently inhibit diabetes-induced lipid peroxidation in the retina.
We have known for a number of years that zeaxanthin protects the eye from ultraviolet and blue-light damage. Zeaxanthin’s ability to absorb blue light was recently found to make night driving easier for older adults who participated in a carotenoid study that looked at supplementation with lutein and zeaxanthin; lutein alone, and zeaxanthin alone.
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