Lutein & Zeaxanthin Supplementation for Macular Degeneration Could Lead to Significant Health Care Savings

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the number one cause of vision loss in adults over 50 in North America. It is a progressive disease that causes damage to the retina and impairs the ability to see objects straight ahead. A new study from Frost & Sullivan concluded that $7.3 billion dollars could be saved in Europe by using the combination of lutein and zeaxanthin in eye health supplements for age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Another study by Frost & Sullivan in 2013 concluded that $7.4 billion could be saved in the US between 2013 and 2020, if older adults at risk of developing AMD consume vision supplements containing lutein and zeaxanthin.

Are you getting enough lutein and zeaxanthin?
The human body does not naturally produce lutein or zeaxanthin so we must get it from the food we eat or by the daily use of eye supplements containing these two natural carotenoids. It is estimated that the average daily intake of lutein & zeaxanthin in the U.S. is ~2 mg, which is far below that shown to reduce the risk of age-related vision changes.

Rich dietary sources of lutein & zeaxanthin are leafy green vegetables such as kale and spinach, peas, summer squash and Brussels sprouts. Taking a good quality daily supplement is an easy way to ensure you are getting the recommended daily dose of these two important eye health nutrients.

While it is important to save on the future cost of health care system, it is more important to preserve your vision! The cost of losing one’s eyesight, independence and sense of control is incalculable. Of all the senses, losing one’s eyesight is often the most feared and has been shown to lead to increased social isolation and depression.

Saffron 2020 eye supplement provides high quality lutein & zeaxanthin:
Saffron 2020 contains lutein & zeaxanthin in addition to saffron and other eye health nutrients. It is formulated as a daily vision supplement for anyone concerned about maintaining eye health, including those affected by macular degeneration. Saffron 2020 is formulated based on more than 20 years of accumulated research on the role of nutrients for eye health. This saffron-containing eye supplement has improved the quality of life for many people affected by age-related eye health changes.

 

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