These are a few of our favorite things... Lutein

This month we’re featuring Joanne (our other owner) and her favorite supplement, Jarrow’s Lutein.   She takes it to protect her vision.  Joanne doesn’t yet have a problem with her eyesight, but says, “They’re the only eyes I have, and I want to protect them”.

Jarrow’s formula is special since it combines 20mg. of lutein with 1 mg. of zeaxanthan.  Both are antioxidants related to vitamin A which have been found to reduce the incidence of a variety of eye disorders including macular degeneration and cataracts.

Age related macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in people over age 55 in the Western world and its incidence is expected to triple by 2025.

Lutein must be either obtained from the diet or from supplements- it is not produced in the body.  The highest concentrations of lutein are found in leafy green vegetables like kale and spinach.  Supplementing with lutein on a daily basis is an easy way to do what you can to protect your eyesight.  Also- be sure to wear your sunglasses!  Eye damage from the sun is a huge factor in increasing the risk or eye problems, particularly in people with light eyes.