The Gold Standard of Macular Health

The MacuShield Capsule uniquely combines three nutrients; Meso-Zeaxanthin, Lutein and Zeaxanthin.

  • Scientific research shows that the yellow colour at the back of the eye, known as macular pigment, comes from these three carotenoid nutrients.
  • These macular pigments come solely from our diet (fruits and green leafy vegetables). Therefore, macular pigment can be completely absent in people with very poor diets.
  • Importantly, studies show that these three nutrients work together resulting in faster accumulation and better protection at the back of the eye.

The Gold Capsules contain Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Zinc and Copper.

  • This specific nutrient combination, in addition to the macular carotenoids, has been formulated following a recent, large, scientific trial in the United States; the AREDS 2 Study.*Ref Jama. 2013 May 15;309(19):2005-15
  • This research has determined the best nutrient combination for the maintenance of macular heath.
  • The Gold capsules contain levels of these important nutrients which would otherwise be difficult to attain from diet alone.

MacuShield Gold provides a fortified MacuShield formulation, and represents the Gold standard in Macular Health.

What do all the ingredients do?
The Macular Carotenoids: Meso-Zeaxanthin, Lutein & Zeaxanthin
These pigments are found in green, leafy vegetables such as spinach and kale, as well as brightly coloured fruits and vegetables such as oranges, peppers and corn.
They are antioxidants, which neutralise harmful free radicals. Free radicals are abundant at the back of the eye, and are also greatly increased by smoking, obesity and ‘blue’ light exposure.
Meso-Zeaxanthin, Lutein and Zeaxanthin help to protect the eye by acting as antioxidants, and by absorbing this damaging ‘blue’ light (which is present in sunlight, car headlights and computer screens, amongst other sources).
Vitamin C and Vitamin E
These Vitamins, which are also antioxidants, are widely used in supplements to support eye health. Antioxidants protect the cells of the macula, which are particularly vulnerable to oxidative damage.
Zinc
Zinc contributes to protecting cells from free radicals, which can cause oxidative damage. Zinc contributes to the maintenance of normal vision.
Copper
Copper is included to maintain healthy levels of this essential mineral.
New scientific research, arising from the Age Related Eye Disease Study 2 (AREDS 2), published in a peer reviewed medical journal (Journal of the American Medical Association) has reported that the macular carotenoids, in addition to Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Zinc & Copper is the best nutritional formulation for macular health.
MacuShield Gold contains the AREDS 2 formulation, and is uniquely fortified with Meso-Zeaxanthin, which, together with Lutein & Zeaxanthin, rapidly enriches an individual’s macular pigment.