| Ethos Products have done it again, this time they have come up with an exciting product which is not only a super-antioxidant to help prevent Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) but has positive results in the improvement of night vision which, for those of us who drive after dark, is an absolute blessing.
AMD is the leading cause of naturally occurring blindness among the elderly in developed countries and a leading cause of vision impairment in general. Some surveys estimate that approximately 10 million Americans show early signs of this disease and 450,000 or more may already have significant vision loss from late-stage AMD. Macular Degeneration, among those over 55, is reaching epidemic proportions with the baby boom generation now falling victim to this disease.
The risk of AMD increases with age and women may be at a higher risk than men. Although AMD is an incurable condition, research at the University of Florida found that healthy eating that, includes diets rich in lutein and zeaxanthin, could lower the risk of AMD as much as 82% compared with those outside of that group.
Extract of Bilberry and Marigold are the main natural ingredients that supplement the carotenoids found in the retina of the eye. Scientific research has shown that supplementation of these carotenoids can increase macular pigment density, thus providing natural protection against macular degeneration. The amount of lutein and zeaxanthin in the eye is referred to as macular pigment density. People with the highest risk of AMD are the elderly, women, smokers and people with light iris colours, also tend to have low macular pigment density.
It is known that macular pigment density can be increased by dietary means, such evidence provides a link between dietary intake of Bilberry and Marigold extracts, to bolster the naturally produced zeaxanthin and lutein, increasing the macular pigment density and reducing AMD risk.
Of the many different human senses, eyesight is probably the most highly prized, yet the majority of us take it so much for granted. Ethos are dedicated to bringing you cutting-edge products to help in the fight against all visual impairments such as cataracts, AMD, floaters and many other common and not so common ocular ailments. The additional benefit indicated by taking a course of these Super Capsules, is an improvement in night vision. A must for those of us who have to drive during darkness.