For treatment and prevention of sight loss in age related macular degeneration. The
only supplement currently on the market that contains all three essential macular
pigments is Macushield. It contains lutein, zeaxanthin and meso-zeaxanthin.
Macushield may help sufferers and people with family history of macular degeneration,
especially if over age 50.
With age and poor diet, the macula pigments tend to decrease, leading to risk of
macular degeneration and sight problems.
There are other supplements that contain lutein and zeaxanthin. Past research with
these have given mixed results. Quite recently, it has been discovered that adding
meso-zeaxanthin makes a significant improvement. Opticians on the high street often
Macushield contains meso-zeaxanthin, lutein and zeaxanthin at optimum levels to benefit
A recent survey has shown that macular degeneration improvement was highest amongst
optometric practices using Macushield (Loughman L (2011) AMD research study for optometrists:
current practice in the Republic of Ireland and UK. Optometry in Practice. 12 (4):
Scientific research has shown improvement in patients using Macushield and is being
recommended by opticians in the UK.
Lack of these pigments in eyes can lead to macular degeneration, known as wear and
tear causing vision loss.
+ Protects eye against light damage that can lead to macular degeneration.
+ Contains meso-zeaxanthin
+ Provides eyes with optimum levels of macular pigment
+ Acts as filter of more harmful blue light energy damage.