Lutamax 10 mg Capsules 30 cap
Lutamax serves as a supplementary balanced diet. A dietary supplement to supplement the daily diet with the essential nutrient lutein.
- for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
- contains the essential nutrient lutein
- "Natural sunglasses" for the eye
- lactose, purine and gluten free
Use is recommended in all phases of AMD, including the later phases. Lutamax contains the essential nutrient lutein. In humans, lutein is stored in the visual cells of the retina. There it filters the particularly high-energy, blue light and thereby protects the visual cells from possible light damage. Lutein therefore has the function of "natural sunglasses" for the eye.
Age-related macular degeneration: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a disease that occurs more frequently from the age of 60. In the early phase of the disease you can see blurred. This loss of vision increases over the
years. Eventually you lose sight in the center of your field of vision. Reading or simple household chores are made much more difficult. That means especially in old age
a significant reduction in the quality of life. AMD is one of the most common causes of blindness in Europe. AMD is caused by damage to the visual cells, especially in the central area of the retina ("macula lutea"), the place of sharpest vision. When high-energy light radiation and oxygen come together, various substances are damaged in the retina. The result is deposits of pollutants ("drusen") which impair the supply of nutrients to the visual cells and ultimately lead to their death. A particularly rapid and significant loss of vision occurs when bleeding occurs ("wet form of AMD").
Properties of Lutein
Lutein is a herbal substance that the body cannot produce on its own. Unfortunately, we only take in very small amounts of lutein through food. Lutein has the property of filtering the blue part of the light spectrum particularly efficiently (up to 80%). This means that this part of the light no longer reaches the photoreceptor cells. This is important because blue light has a very high energy due to its short wavelength and is therefore particularly dangerous to the eye. Lutein also has powerful antioxidant properties. It also reduces light scattering ("chromatic
aberration"). This effect allows edges or outlines to be seen more clearly.
In the first 3–6 months of treatment, the daily intake of 1 capsule Lutamax 20mg is recommended. With the higher initial intake, the lutein and zeaxanthin stores can be replenished and the blood levels increased again. Higher blood levels of the substances generally also lead to an increased incorporation of these nutrients into the eyes. If you are older (over 70 years) or if you have a higher body weight (body mass index over 30), it is recommended to take the higher dose for a longer period (for at least 6 months).
After the first 3–6 months, it is recommended to take 1 capsule of Lutamax 10mg daily to maintain a continuous supply of lutein, zeaxanthin and the omega-3 fatty acids.
It is important to take Lutamax continuously. If you stop taking lutein, the values in the retina drop significantly again within a few weeks. The
protective effect of lutein for the eye can only develop if it is taken continuously.
Lutamax 20mg / 10mg is a supplementary balanced diet for the dietary treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The products are to be used on medical advice and under medical supervision.
safflower oil, gelatine, vegetable lutein-zeaxanthin extract, glycerin, vitamin E, coloring: riboflavin, titanium dioxide, iron oxide.
per capsule per 100 g Calorific value 22.4 kJ / 5.4 kcal 2941 kJ / 712 kcal Proteins 0.19 g 24.7 g carbohydrates 0 g 0 g fat 0.52 g 68.1 g Lutein 10 mg 1311 mg Vitamin E. 20 mg * 2654 mg
* = 169% of the recommended daily intake (RDA)