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What does Zeaxanthin do for the body

Zeaxanthin is a carotenoid. It is present in the macula and retina of the eye. It protects the Eye from Oxidative Stress and Age Related Macular Degeneration. A constant supply of Zeaxanthin is needed to keep the Eyes healthy. The human body cannot produce Zeaxanthin on its own. It has to be taken in daily diet. Zeaxanthin is found in dark green and yellow colored fruits and vegetables. You can find the list of Zeaxanthin sources under the repertory section below.

Functions of Zeaxanthin in the body
Prevention from Age Related Macular Degeneration : Age Related Macular Degeneration affects the macula of the eye. It causes vision impairment by damaging the peripheral vision, rod and cone photoreceptors. The images appear dim or black holes appear at the center of the vision. Zeaxanthin keeps the rod and cone photoreceptors healthy and reduces the chances of Age Related Macular Degeneration.

Protection from Blue Light : Sunlight contains harmful UV rays and Blue Light. The blue light reaches far deep into the eyes. It damages eye cells and is one of the causes of Age Related Macular Degeneration. Zeaxanthin absorbs the harmful blue rays and keeps the eyes healthy.

Fights against the free radicals : The antioxidant action of Zeaxanthin reduces free radical damage caused by ultra violet light in the macular region of the eye.

Deficiency of Zeaxanthin causes
Colon Cancer
Breast Cancer
Prostate Cancer
Cervical Cancer
Type 2 Diabetes
Vascular Dementia
Alzheimer’s disease
Inflammatory Polyarthritis
Impaired Glucose metabolism
Age Related Macular Degeneration
Human papilloma virus persistence
Chronic Cholestatic Liver diseases

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