Protect your eyes and vision health with scientifically formulated Swanson Vision Defense eye health supplement powered by lutein and zeaxanthin, two macular carotenoids. Vision Defense features an antioxidant blend of TrueBroc broccoli extract, Mirtoselect bilberry extract and AstaPure astaxanthin. This antioxidant combination works to enhance the clinically studied vision health benefits of lutein to support healthy retinas and protect your eyes from harmful artificial blue light waves emitted by modern digital screens like smartphones, tablets and computers. Put the power of this lutein and zeaxanthin supplement to work for you, protecting your eyes and vision health.*
What are Macular Carotenoids?
Lutein and zeaxanthin are the two macular carotenoids linked to protecting your eyes. Macular carotenoids are pigments found in a variety of foods and in supplements. They help your eyes because when you consume them, the pigments are deposited heavily in your retinas and they form a protective layer against damage, helping filter out blue light rays. Put simply, macular carotenoids help protect your eyes from the effects of blue light.*
Lutein and zeaxanthin carry with them a yellow-orange pigmentation, which absorbs blue light. The higher the density of macular pigment, the more protection you have against damaging light. Lutein and zeaxanthin also have potent antioxidant benefits and play a role in protecting your retina from the cumulative damage and oxidative stress that leads to age-related eye concerns.*
What is Astaxanthin?
Astaxanthin is a carotenoid pigment and its antioxidant properties are thousands of times more potent than vitamin C. It's one of the most powerful antioxidants out there, and it's completely natural. In the same way that beta-carotene gives carrots their color, astaxanthin is responsible for the color of many of our favorite seafood and crustaceans. The benefits of antioxidants like astaxanthin extend to the cellular level, helping protect your body from the negative effects of free radicals. Macular carotenoids like lutein and zeaxanthin accumulate in the retina and help protect your eyes from damaging blue light rays, as well as age-related vision concerns. But astaxanthin may also benefit eye health by helping increase blood flow to retina capillaries, relaxing eye muscles, providing antioxidant benefits for the eyes, and helping relieve eye fatigue.*
What is Blue Light?
Did you know the average person spends more than 11 hours in front of an electronic device every day? We look to our devices for everything from productivity and education to entertainment. But all that time in front of our computers, tablet devices, phone screens and televisions exposes us to harmful blue light that can add up over time and do some real damage to our eyes, not to mention our sleeping patterns.*
Blue light is a type of electromagnetic ray that is emitted from the screens of electronic devices. There are other sources of blue light too. Yet, since the average person spends up to 11 hours a day in front of a screen from a digital device, like a smartphone, tablet or computer, most of our blue light comes from electronic devices. And it's important for us to take steps to protect our vision from all that blue light. But what is it about blue light that is so special and potentially harmful?*
It really isn't the color that is the problem. Light is made up of electromagnetic particles and those particles travel in what's known as waves. The lengths of those waves vary depending on the color of the light: red is the longest, and blue is the shortest on the visible light spectrum. Since blue rays of light are shorter and more energetic than any other type of visible light, they are more damaging to our retinas. The natural filters in your eyes help to protect against blue light rays, and there are things you can do to help protect your eyes as well like adding plenty of protective macular carotenoids to your diet.*
Why Choose Swanson Vision Defense?
To help counteract the effects of blue light and support eye health, Swanson's team of scientists have developed Swanson Vision Defense, a new eye health formula featuring Lutemax 2020 and an innovative new antioxidant blend including TrueBroc broccoli extract, Mirtoselect bilberry extract and AstaPure astaxanthin to boost the effects of lutein. This breakthrough formula delivers a plethora of nutrients and antioxidants that support healthy retinas so your eyes can stay comfortable and focused today and each day moving forward.*
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.