Most vision-savvy people would say the worst thing for their eyes is UV light. But an emerging problem is going to overwhelm UV, and that’s blue light. This is the light emitted from CFL and LED bulbs as well as screen technologies. School kids today are getting rid of textbooks and using laptops, which expose them to high-energy blue light. The leading cause of blindness in those over age 65 was age-related macular degeneration. Today, in the Western world, macular degeneration is hitting those age 60 and more. We’ve lost five years of vision health, and it’s not an aging phenomenon—it’s the exposure to new light sources.
LuteMax 2020 is a 5:1 ratio of lutein with zeaxanthin isomers, the same ratio found in the body and in nature. The AREDS study found 10mg lutein and 2mg zeaxanthin represent the best dose of these carotenoids. Lutemax 2020 has received patents for process and composition and has a robust claims dossier. The lutein market is underserved by products, but with professional organizations now coming around to the concept of blue light, this situation will hopefully change.