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Vision Supplements Review (with Lutein and Zeaxanthin)

Find the best vision supplements containing lutein and zeaxanthin. See tests of popular brands like PreserVision, ICaps, MacuShield, MacuGuard, and Visionex. Find out which supplements most closely resemble AREDS and AREDS2 formulas and see how products compare. Review the evidence for slowing the progression of age-related macular degeneration.

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1.Lutein
2.Night Vision (Impaired)
3.Macular Degeneration
4.Retinitis Pigmentosa
5.Carotenoids
6.Functional Foods Index
7.Strokes: Prevention
8.Antioxidant
9.Functional Foods
10.Herbs & Supplements


ConsumerLab.com Answers to Questions Found:
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1.What is Lutigold Lutein? And why is the capsule of one brand of lutein so much larger than that of another brand, if the amount of lutein on the label is the same?
2.The lutein supplement I bought has a strong odor. Is that normal?
3.I've been using a lutein supplement with 40 mg of lutein and am concerned that this dose may be too high. Are there known harmful side-effects?
4.Which supplements are helpful for age-related macular degeneration (AMD)?
5.My optometrist recommended genetic testing to determine the effectiveness of various supplements for AMD. What is the evidence for doing this?
6.Do any supplements help prevent or improve cataracts?
7.The vision supplement I take is based on the AREDS2 formula, but it contains a lot of zinc -- 80 mg in the recommended daily serving. Is it necessary, and safe, to take this much zinc every day?
8.Do any supplements help prevent sunburn or skin damage from sun exposure?
9.What are the health benefits of avocado oil? Is it healthier than olive oil? Which avocado oils are best?
10.Does saffron really improve vision or prevent age-related macular degeneration?
11.Do any supplements help prevent or reduce eye floaters?
12.What is the difference between natural and synthetic astaxanthin?
13.Can castor oil eye drops improve or dissolve cataracts?
14.Are there vitamins or supplements that can reduce my risk of breast cancer? Do any increase cancer risk?
15.I'm at risk for both macular degeneration and Alzheimer's disease, according to my doctors. I've read articles about omega-3 oils saying that more EPA than DHA is good for macular degeneration, and the reverse is true for Alzheimer's. What do you recommend?
16.Is it true that taking calcium supplements increases the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD)?
17.How much should I expect to pay for supplements? Are higher-priced supplements any better than low-priced brands?
18.I've heard fish oil may be helpful for dry eye. Is this true? How much should I take?
19.Why is beta-carotene still an ingredient in some supplements? Isn't it dangerous?
20.Do any supplements reduce side of effects of chemotherapy?


Clinical Updates Found:
2019 Better Memory With Lutein? (10/05/2019)
Better Memory With Lutein?
Lutein is often taken as a supplement to slow the progression of age-related macular degeneration. However, a study in college students suggests that supplementation with lutein may also improve aspects of memory and cognitive functioning. For details, see the What It Does section of our Vision Supplements Review.
 Saffron for Vision (04/30/2019)
Saffron for Vision
Saffron, which contains carotenoids, may improve visual acuity in people with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) according to a recent study. For details, see the ConsumerTips section of the Vision Supplements Review. Also see which vision supplements most closely resemble the ideal formula to slow the progression of AMD.
2018 Fruit for the Eyes (07/13/2018)
Fruit for the Eyes
Can consuming certain foods or beverages reduce the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD) – a common eye disease? Yes, according to a recent study. Get the details in the food section of the Vision Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Rated vision supplements.)
 Lutein and Zeaxanthin Improve Memory (01/16/2018)
Lutein and Zeaxanthin Improve Memory
Lutein and zeaxanthin may help to slow the progression of age-related macular degeneration in people with low blood levels of lutein. A new study suggests these compounds may have another benefit -- improving memory in some people. Get the details in the "What It Does" section of the Vision Supplements Review >> (Also see our top choices among products.)
2017 Does Lutein Help? (10/01/2017)
Does Lutein Help?
Lutein is an antioxidant that helps protect the retina of the eye and can slow the progression of macular degeneration. But does taking lutein help if you already have normal macular density? Two studies have “looked” at this question (including one published this week) and, you can “see” the answer in the “What It Does” section of Vision Supplements (Lutein & Zeaxanthin) Review >>
 Lutein May Reduce Eye Strain and Headaches (07/15/2017)
Lutein May Reduce Eye Strain and Headaches
Taking a combination of lutein and other carotenoids may help reduce eye strain, fatigue, headaches and sleep problems associated with extended time spent in front of computer screens. Get the details in the "What It Does" section of our Vision Supplements Review. The Review includes our tests and quality comparisons of popular vision supplements.
 Lutein for Stress? (02/25/2017)
Lutein for Stress?
Supplementing with lutein can help some people protect against macular degeneration of the eye. A new study suggests it may also reduce stress. For details, see the "What It Does" section of the Review of Vision Supplements with Lutein and Zeaxanthin (which includes our tests of products) >>
2015 When to Use Lutein (11/08/2015)
When to Use Lutein
Lutein and zeaxanthin can help people who have macular degeneration of the eye. However, a recent study found that taking lutein and zeaxanthin may only help those with existing low levels of these compounds. Get more details, including dosage, in the Lutein and Zeaxanthin Review >>
 Lutein, Zeaxanthin & Meso-Zeaxanthin for Macular Degeneration (08/12/2015)
Lutein, Zeaxanthin & Meso-Zeaxanthin for Macular Degeneration
A recent study comparing three different lutein and zeaxanthin formulas found each significantly increased macular pigmentation in men and women with early age-related macular degeneration. Get the details, including dosage, and our tests of popular lutein and zeaxanthin products, in the Vision Supplements Review »
 Lutein and Visual Processing (06/21/2015)
Lutein and Visual Processing
Lutein and zeaxanthin are known to help certain people who suffer from macular degeneration, an eye disease. A new study suggests that they may also improve visual processing, perhaps through effects outside the eye. For more details of the study, including dosage, as well as our tests of supplements, see the Review of Vision Supplements with Lutein and Zeaxanthin Review >>
2013 Best Supplements for Vision (Macular Degeneration) (05/12/2013)
Best Supplements for Vision (Macular Degeneration)
A major new study revealed what combination of supplements is best for slowing progression of macular degeneration -- and which don't seem to help. Get the details, plus quality ratings on over 20 vision supplements in the updated Vision Supplements Review >>


Recent Recalls and Warnings Found:

Archived Recalls and Warnings Found:
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1.Seller of Vision, Cholesterol, Prostate Supplements and More Warned for Drug Claims (06/06/2017)
2.Life Extension Warned for Drug Claims (02/14/2017)
3.Seller of Omega-3, Ginkgo, Vision Supplements & More Warned for Drug Claims (08/13/2016)
4.Seller of Vision Supplements Warned for Drug Claims (05/15/2016)
5.Seller of Vision Supplements Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims (03/10/2015)
6.CVS Sued for Eye Health Supplement Claims (01/16/2015)
7.Seller of Vision Supplement Warned For Drug Claims (07/05/2013)
8.Seller of Sexual Enhancement, Cholesterol, Resveratrol Supplements and More Warned For Drug Claims (05/23/2013)
9.Vision Supplement Company Warned For Drug Claims (04/25/2013)
10.Manufacturer of Heart, Multivitamin, Cranberry, and Longevity Supplements Warned For Adulteration and Drug Claims (02/13/2013)
11.Food for Health Warned for Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims on Supplements (01/24/2013)
12.Excessive Lead and Mercury Found In Chinese Herbal Supplements (01/24/2013)
13.Maker of Eye Health Supplements Warned for Drug Claims (09/26/2012)
14.Seller of "Ocular Nutrition" Supplement Settles FTC Charges (05/20/2005)
15.Seller of Eye Supplement Purporting to Restore Vision and Eliminate "Floaters" Settles FTC Charges (02/19/2005)


News Releases Found:
2019 Best Vision Supplements Identified by ConsumerLab (10/22/2019)
2017 Vitamin D Supplements Maintain Top Spot in Popularity, as Probiotics Surpass Multivitamins to #4 Behind Fish Oil and CoQ10 in Latest ConsumerLab.com Survey (02/24/2017)
2015 ConsumerLab.com Focuses on Vision Supplements, Spotting the Best and the Worst (12/17/2015)
2012 ConsumerLab.com Tests and Compares Vision Supplements - Guides Consumers Through a Variety of Ingredients and Formulas (10/17/2012)
2009 "Eye health" supplements vary widely in formula but product quality is high according to ConsumerLab.com (12/16/2009)
2007 ConsumerLab.com finds lutein & zeaxanthin supplements vary widely in strength but most meet ingredient claims — Right amount of antioxidant may help prevent macular degeneration and improve vision (07/12/2007)
 Tests show many milk thistle supplements low in key component — Seven products fail ConsumerLab.com testing of herb used in diabetes and liver diseases (06/12/2007)
 ConsumerLab.com finds some alpha lipoic acid supplements come up short — Improper formulation may cause ingredient degradation (05/15/2007)
 ConsumerLab.com reports improvement in quality of SAM-e supplements used for osteoarthritis and depression — Recent testing shows quality is up since studies in 2000 and 2003 (04/24/2007)
 Many arthritis supplements lack key listed ingredient — ConsumerLab.com finds chondroitin missing or low in eight supplements; Glucosamine and MSM also tested (04/11/2007)
 ConsumerLab.com reports on anti-depressant herb — St. John's Wort — Few supplements pass quality testing (02/14/2007)
 Consumers warned of problems with multivitamins — ConsumerLab.com uncovers defects in over half of products tested (01/19/2007)
2006 Probiotic supplements grow in popularity but viable bacteria missing in many — ConsumerLab.com cautions consumers to select probiotics carefully and store them properly (12/12/2006)
 Tests of "muscle" supplements finds some "weak" products but most contain expected creatine, HMB, or amino acids — Review of muscular enhancement supplements published by ConsumerLab.com (11/13/2006)
2004 ConsumerLab.com finds lutein supplements vary widely in strength but most meet ingredient claims — Right amount of antioxidant compound may reduce risk of blindness (01/29/2004)
 ConsumerLab.com finds discrepancies in strength of CoQ10 supplements — Increasingly popular supplement, but health professionals and consumers cautioned to check brands (01/13/2004)
2003 ConsumerLab.com dispels myths about HGH human growth hormone supplements sold widely on Internet (12/08/2003)
 ConsumerLab.com reports improvement in quality of SAM-e supplements used for osteoarthritis and depression — But a high priced product found to contain only 30% of label claim (11/18/2003)
 Key ingredient missing in some arthritis supplements for people and pets according to ConsumerLab.com — Review of glucosamine, chondroitin and MSM supplements published online today (11/02/2003)
 Consumerlab.com finds new forms of creatine prone to problems — Test results of muscular enhancement supplements published online today (09/24/2003)
 Some problems persist with ginseng supplements but overall quality improves according to ConsumerLab.com — Test results published online today (08/28/2003)
 ConsumerLab.com finds many cholesterol-lowering supplements poorly made — Test results published online today (07/31/2003)


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