What is MacuShield®?
What are the main ingredients that MacuShield® contains?
MacuShield® is a meso-zeaxanthin, zeaxanthin and lutein food supplement, derived from marigolds. MacuShield® is tested at leading research institutes, and endorsed by eye care professionals.
What makes MacuShield® unique?
- Meso-Zeaxanthin 10mg
- Lutein 10mg
- Zeaxanthin 2 mg
- Sunflower seed oil, Marigold extract and beeswax.
- Capsule shell: Gelatin, glycerol.
- Colour: Iron Oxide.
These are the three macular carotenoids . Research suggests that this is the optimum blend to provide the greatest possible benefits.
What is Meso-zeaxanthin?
MacuShield® is the only supplement to contain the three macular carotenoids . The unique carotenoid being meso- zeaxanthin, which is located at the centre of the macula, where vision is sharpest.
Where is meso-zeaxanthin found?
Meso-zeaxanthin is one of the three
carotenoids . Research has shown that meso-zeaxanthin is generated at the
from lutein, however scientists believe that some individuals are unable to perform this conversion. In fact, a recent study from the US has shown that the
antioxidant potential of
macular pigment is enhanced when meso-zeaxanthin is present.
Does MacuShield® contain gelatin?
Meso-zeaxanthin, is located at the centre of the
where vision is sharpest. Meso-zeaxanthin has been identified in certain foods including salmon, trout and shrimp. The meso-zeaxanthin in MacuShield® is a derivative of the marigold flower Tagetes Erecta, sourced from Mexico.
Does MacuShield® contain gluten?
MacuShield is now available in a fish based gelatin capsule
I am a smoker / ex- smoker can I take MacuShield®?
No, MacuShield® does not contain gluten.
Can MacuShield® be taken by diabetics?
Yes, you can take MacuShield® if you are a smoker / ex-smoker as it does not contain beta carotene.
What age is it recommended to start taking MacuShield®?
Yes, MacuShield® does not contain any sucrose (sugar) so is safe to be taken by diabetics.
Where can I buy MacuShield® from?
MacuShield® is recommended to people over the age of 50. However, if you have a close relative, sibling or parent, who presents with low macular pigment, it may be advantageous to take it sooner.
How many capsules does one pack of MacuShield® contain?
MacuShield® is available from various opticians and independent pharmacies. MacuShield® is also now available in Boots pharmacies and opticians across the nation. Please click on the ‘stockist locator’ to find a retailer near you.
If you have any trouble finding a location within an accessible distance please do not hesitate to ‘contact us’ and we will do our best to help you.
How much does MacuShield® cost?
MacuShield® comes in packs of 30 and 90 capsules.
The recommended retail price is:
- 30 Capsule pack: £18.33
- 90 Capsule pack: £45.91
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