Blue Light Shield
Blue light from electronic devices such as cell phones and computers is having a potentially negative impact on your eyes.
You may already be familiar with the term BLUE light. Blue light is a wavelength of visible light emitted by electronic devices including cell phones, computer monitors, televisions, even LED/CFL (compact fluorescent light) bulbs. And, given our addiction to cell phones and other mobile devices we are exposed to blue light all day long.
Blue Light Shield provides two key ingredients proven to support vision and the health of the eye
So, what’s the big deal with blue light anyway?
Our eyes are very good at filtering out the harmful UV rays found in sunlight. Unfortunately, our eyes are not nearly as efficient at filtering blue light. Blue light passes deeply into the eye and has the potential to damage these sensitive structures. The damage to photoreceptors is permanent since they cannot regenerate.
The negative impacts of blue light can result in long term eye damage in addition to the short term digital eye strain. There have been studies that have shown that blue light has the potential to damage retinal cells leading to a number of eye issues – including symptoms consistent with age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
Blue Light Shield features award-winning Lutemax® 2020 which provides two key ingredients proven to support vision and the health of the eye – lutein and zeaxanthin. Lutein and zeaxanthin act as primary filters for blue light and support eye health by protecting the eye from free radicals and oxidative stress, and have been associated with an increase in the macular pigment density (the thickness of the protective layer of carotenoids in the eye). ‡
Blue Light Shield is non-GMO and gluten free.
‡ These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Of the more than 600 carotenoids found in nature, only lutein and zeaxanthin isomers are located in the eye – specifically the macula. Acting as primary filters of high-energy blue light, lutein and zeaxanthin isomers support visual health and acuity by protecting against oxidative stress and inflammation.
Lutemax 2020 also supports a sharp, healthy mind. It is found abundantly in the brain where it is thought to increase brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) – a protein that plays a key role in the development and maintenance of neural cells, support memory and cognitive function. Lutein and the zeaxanthin isomers can also help promote a healthy stress response by supporting healthy cortisol levels and improving mood.
3R, 3’R zeaxanthin is one of the three principle carotenoids in the eye and supports eye health and visual function as a potent antioxidant and protector of lipid membranes against singlet oxygen and free radicals. RR-zeaxanthin works synergistically with the other macular carotenoids to absorb a broader spectrum of high-energy blue light to protect against photo-induced oxidative damage.
Award-winning, globally-recognized Lutemax 2020 is a naturally-derived marigold extract providing all three macular carotenoids—lutein and enhanced levels of both zeaxanthin isomers (RR-and RS [meso]-zeaxanthin)—at the same 5:1 ratio as found naturally in the diet. This unique combination of lutein with zeaxanthin isomers makes Lutemax 2020 a convenient, cost effective way to boost the beneﬁts of your eye health formulation.