Is Xanthophyll really good for eyes?

- 2022-08-06-

Xanthophyll is a natural visual nutrient element, mainly found in green leafy vegetables and other plants. Among them, marigold flowers have the highest content. Since ancient times, people have known that chrysanthemum has the effect of clearing the liver and improving eyesight. The Xanthophyll component contained in our retina has an area of responsible for the light-sensitive imaging of the eye, called the macula, which is the place with the sharpest vision. In this place, there is a large amount of lutein, and this substance is the basic nutrient for the eyes. A large lack of eyes will cause blindness.


The effect of Xanthophyll on the eyes
1. Protect the retina and ensure clear vision. Lutein is a good antioxidant, which can prevent the retina from oxidative damage when absorbing light, protect the microscopic tubes of the eye, and maintain good blood circulation.
2. Improve eyesight. Lutein is a highly concentrated antioxidant that can help filter out blue light, reduce chromatic aberration, and make vision more accurate.
3. Prevent glaucoma. Lutein can reduce the oxidative intensity of eyeball proteins, and the greater the intake, the lower the incidence of glaucoma.
4. Delay the occurrence of cataracts. Xanthophyll is the only carotenoid that exists in crystals, which can enhance the antioxidant capacity of crystals, resist the damage of sunlight and free radicals, and delay or prevent the occurrence of cataracts.
5. Prevent the sequelae of high myopia. High myopia is prone to retinal detachment, hydrops, floaters, etc., and even lead to permanent blindness. Supplementing enough lutein can make the eyes have enough nutrition, which can reduce the occurrence of lesions.
6. Reduce macular degeneration and lesions. Macular degeneration is the main cause of blindness in the elderly. Tests have shown that lutein can help patients with age-related macular degeneration to improve their vision.
In addition, Xanthophyll has other effects
7. Antioxidant. Lutein can inhibit the activity of active oxygen free radicals and prevent the damage of active oxygen free radicals to normal cells. Secondly, lutein can also protect the body from damage through physical or chemical action and enhance the body's immunity.
8. Anticancer effect Lutein has inhibitory effect on a variety of cancers, such as breast cancer, prostate cancer, rectal cancer, skin cancer, etc. The dietary intake of lutein can not only inhibit tumor but also can prevent tumor.

Therefore, for some eye disease patients, children with visual development, people with visual fatigue, and people who use more eyes, Xanthophyll can be appropriately supplemented to protect their eyes.