What can you do to support the precious gift that is your eyesight? You can start by getting enough rest, scheduling regular eye examinations, eating a healthy diet with lots of carotenoids, and using appropriate dietary supplements.
Lutein is one such supplement. It’s a phytonutrient naturally found in healthy eyes, specifically in the macula – the central area of your eye’s retina. Much like a pair of internal sunglasses, Lutein helps protect your eyes from damaging blue light.* As a supplement, Lutein supports the health of your eyes, as well as healthy vision.*
It has antioxidant capabilities that help to filter out high energy blue light which may induce oxidative stress and possible free-radical damage to the eyes.*. Lutein is a member of the carotenoid family, a group of naturally occurring, fat-soluble pigments found in plants like marigolds.
Lutein plays an important role in every stage of life, starting as soon as we are born. In fact, it is the major carotenoid present in breast milk. Many adults in their 50’s and 60’s begin taking Lutein supplements to help support eye health as they age…but what about all the years in between?*
Our bodies cannot produce Lutein, but it is naturally present in the eyes, as well as the brain, skin, and heart. As we age, the body’s natural supply of Lutein can decrease, so the only ways to acquire this important phytonutrient are from our diets or through supplementation. Lutein is present in foods such as kale, broccoli, peaches, corn, and egg yolks, but even people who eat these foods regularly may not be getting an adequate amount of Lutein.
An easy way to meet your daily guidelines for Lutein intake with a quality supplement. New iShield from Sundown® Naturals contains a naturally derived marigold extract that supplies three macular carotenoids: Lutein, RS Zeaxanthin, and RR Zeaxanthin. Just one iShield softgel a day helps to improve eye health when using digital devices by naturally filtering out high-energy blue light – a high-energy light emitted from digital devices, computers, and smart phones, as well as LED and compact fluorescent lighting.*