* Download comes with a free subscription to our newsletter. You can unsubscribe any time. You will not get duplicate emails if you download more than one report.

  1. 1

A randomized controlled trial found that supplementation with lutein and zeaxanthin (24 mg daily) significantly improved macular pigment optical density, visual performance, eye strain, eye fatigue, headache frequency, and sleep quality.

Lutein and zeaxanthin are two carotenoids that are found in plants and are particularly high in kale. They accumulate in the rods and cones in the eye and play a major role in preventing macular degeneration.

The study was a 6-month randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled supplementation trial with 48 healthy, young adults with screen time exposure of at least 6 hours daily. Subjects were evaluated at baseline, 3-months, and 6-months.

  1. You must first login , or register before you can comment.

    Markdown formatting available
     

  2. 1

    What brand would is recommended? I work in front of an office computer all day and hate the way my eyes feel at the end of the day.

    1. 1

      @rouzts if you read the linked article it calls out Lutemax 2020 as the product. It looks like that product contains 20mg of lutein and 4mg Zeaxanthin. Here you can see a list of foods with a breakdown of lutein+zeaxanthin: http://nutritiondata.self.com/foods-000138000000000000000-1w.html. I am considering supplementing but already eat a lot of spinach and kale which looks like I’d be getting more from food than the supplement. Anyone taking this stuff and care to share results?