Lutein & Computer Use

Lutein, a nutrient found in various foods including green leafy vegetables and egg yolk, can be taken in supplement form to help reduce the risk of age related macular degeneration (AMD).* Research has also shown breakthroughs in skin and heart health.

A new study from Beijing-based researchers, published in the British Journal of Nutrition, has noted improvements in the sensitivity to contrast on a computer screen in subjects taking lutein! Thirty-seven healthy subjects between the ages of 22 and 30 with long-term computer display light exposure were studied. The subjects were observed following 12 weeks of lutein supplementation. There was a trend towards improved visual acuity and measures of contrast sensitivity in the subjects taking lutein verse the placebo group. The study concluded that “a higher intake of lutein may have beneficial effects on the visual performance.”

Lutein can be found in Viteyes AREDS Formula Plus Lutein, Viteyes AREDS Advanced, Viteyes Plus Lutein Beta-Carotene Free, Viteyes Advanced Beta-Carotene Free, Viteyes Essentials and Viteyes Complete.

*L. Ma, X.-M. Lin, Z.-Y. Zou, X.-R. Xu, Y. Li, R. Xu. British Journal of Nutrition. “A 12-week lutein supplementation improves visual function in Chinese people with long-term computer display light exposure”. Published online ahead or print, First View article, doi:10.1017 /S0007114508163000

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