LUTAMAX DUO has been specially developed to support the natural protective mechanisms of the eyes. These mechanisms may be reduced, especially in age-dependent macular degeneration.
LUTAMAX DUO contains the essential nutrients Lutein, Zeaxanthin and Omega-3 fatty acids DHA (DHA, docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (EPA, eicosapentaenoic acid). All these substances have a natural origin and extremely high purity, necessary for the production of LUTAMAX DUO.
Lutein and Zeaxanthin are natural protective factors and are involved in building the retinal visual cells. There, they filter the especially energy-rich blue light and thus protect the visual cells from light damage. Lutein also has the function of natural "sunglasses" for the eye. Omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA are necessary for the proper functioning of visual cells. and increase the eye's resistance to harmful effects.
Lutamax Duo Age-dependent macular degeneration
Age-related macular degeneration is one of the most common eye diseases in Western industrialized countries and often leads to severe vision loss. With age-dependent macular degeneration, the macula lutea, the site of the sharpest vision, becomes increasingly damaged over time. Visual cells die, so the disease can lead to complete blindness.
The exact causes of MD are still not fully understood. Oxidative processes, deposition of waste products in the retina and metabolic disorders are probably responsible for the occurrence of MD.
When MD is diagnosed, it is very important to protect the eyes from harmful influences and also to provide them with the best possible protective substances.
Effects of lutein and zeaxanthin
Lutein and Zeaxanthin are plant substances that the human body cannot synthesize on its own. Zeaxanthin is another form (isoform) of Lutein and is naturally found in all fruits and vegetables that contain Lutein. Lutamax Duo contains highly purified cake extract, containing natural impurities of Lutein and almost 5-10% Zeaxanthin.
Lutein and zeaxanthin have a dual protective function for the retina
* Both substances have the ability to filter the energy-rich blue light spectrum. Due to this, it is possible to reduce the damage from this part of the light spectrum and reach the visual cells with reduced intensity, thus reducing the risk of damage to sensitive photoreceptors.
* Lutein and Zeaxanthin reduce the damage from "free radicals" formed in the body under the action of UV rays, and they in turn accumulate in the visual cells.
Lutein and Zeaxanthin have another positive effect. They reduce the unwanted chromatic aberration (scattering) of light entering the eye. Thanks to this positive effect, one can see objects quite clearly.
Even in patients in whom lutein does not lead to a marked improvement in visual acuity, nourishing the retina with the substance provides better protection against harmful blue light. Therefore, lutein should be taken during all phases of the disease, even in the latest phase of age-dependent MD.
Intake of Lutein and Zeaxanthin
The human body is designed to absorb both valuable protective substances - Lutein and Zeaxanthin through food. Unfortunately, people in Europe take very insufficient amounts of Lutein and Zeaxanthin through their regular diet.
Studies on the required dosages have shown that a person must take at least 10 mg of Lutein daily in order to maintain the levels of Lutein in the retina at the required levels. With an initial dose of 20 mg Lutein per day, the required saturation levels can be achieved, and it is even recommended that the dose of 20 mg / day Lutein be maintained for the first 3-6 months. In this way, the body's own reserves will be restored and the eyes will be better supplied with lutein.
Lutamax Duo achieves the desired and controlled flow of highly purified Lutein and Zeaxanthin in the required dosage.
Action and dosage of OMEGA-3-FATTY ACIDS
Numerous scientific studies have shown that omega-3 fatty acids can significantly reduce the risk of developing age-dependent macular degeneration. More recent research shows something more - DHA and EPA can very often drastically reduce the risk of developing late forms of age-dependent macular degeneration if a person takes them regularly. This is especially important because it is in the late form of age-dependent macular degeneration that clear and irreversible vision loss occurs.
Today we know that the two Omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA are extremely important components for the proper functioning of visual receptors. Moreover, from now on there are clear indications that Omega-3 fatty acids inhibit the dangerous growth of new blood vessels in the retina and thus reduce the risk of developing so-called "wet" age-dependent macular degeneration. This type of macular degeneration leads to retinal hemorrhage, which leads to rapid and pronounced loss of vision in just a few days.
In Central Europe, the average daily intake of omega-3 fatty acids is 150-200 mg per day. Even recommended an average daily intake of about 500 mg per day, Lutamax Duo can cover the short-lived average daily need of about 330 mg.
Recommended Dosage of Lutamax Duo
Starting dose: During the first 3-6 months of therapy, the patient should take 2 capsules of Lutamax Duo 10 mg per day. A higher starting dose achieves a higher level of saturation in the bloodstream with lutein, zeaxanthin and omega-3 fatty acids. Higher levels of saturation in the blood lead to an increased ability to achieve these protective substances to the eye.
Maintenance dose: After the initial dose, it is recommended to continue with a maintenance dose of 1 capsule of Lutamax Duo 10 mg daily to maintain the already achieved level of saturation in the blood of lutein, zeaxanthin and omega-3 fatty acids.
Note: The duration and continuity of taking Lutamax Duo are important. If you stop taking lutein and omega-3 fatty acids, in just a few weeks there will be a clear decrease in the concentration of these substances in the retina. Only with prolonged and continuous intake can the eye-protecting effect of said substances be retained.
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