AN EXCELLENT PRODUCT IF YOU DO NOT NEED THE OPTIONAL ASTAXANTHINCyanidin 3-glucoside (C3G) is a natural pigment and is a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Saffron is used to boost mood, improve memory and also for those with age-related macular degeneration(AMD). Astaxanthin(not included in here BUT I ordered 2 more of this same product with added astaxanthin in it[see the pic]) is an antioxidant that improves the way the immune system functions. Good for eyes, liver and brain and many more. Lutein and zeaxanthin(and meso-zeaxanthin) act as protective antioxidants in the eye. The retina is the most metabolically active tissue in the body, and this exceptionally high metabolic rate results in a large quantity of potentially damaging oxidative by-products. In offering my eyes even better nutrition & care, I took it with Life Extension Super Omega-3 Plus & another eye supplement containing Vitamin C, E, Copper & Zinc. Do take this product with a high fat meal(assorted nuts, EVCO or EVOO) to better absorp the fat-soluble astaxanthin
I've been using Life Extension's MacuGuard Ocular Support with Saffron for a few months now, and I'm impressed. These softgels are easy to take, and I've noticed a significant improvement in my eye health. My vision seems clearer, and I feel like my eyes are less strained, especially after long hours on the computer. The addition of saffron is a unique touch, and I appreciate the extra support it provides. Overall, I'm satisfied with this product and will continue using it for my eye health.
I take this alternately with AstaCarotenoid Complex by California Gold (which is more expensive because of the Astaxanthin Complex), because I couldn't decide between them, and they both have excellent ingredients & seem to be very high quality. I did a lot of research before my initial purchase (this is now my 3rd bottle) and I'm happy to take this as insurance for my eye health.
I have used for many years the Dr Mercola Eye Support product which is excellent and enabled me to do computer work for 60 hrs+/wk with no eye degradation. In fact my eyesight improved from 20/20 vision improved to 20/10 vision (2 lines down on the chart)! Then I found this supplement which is a bit better and also better value. Same great results. Note these supplements are better than most others on the market due to having all the eye specific vitamins in excellent quantities with no minerals (too easy to overdose minerals or get out of balance if taken separately). However, in future I will get the version with astaxanthin as well.
I am 72 and my eyes need all the help they can get to maintain the good vision they have. I've taken Life Extension's MacuGuard for 3 years, and my vision has remained stable, and I have no fears of developing macular degeneration. This product does it all, especially including the hard to incorporate saffron, and I take one in the A.M. and one in the P.M. There's nothing more important than your vision, IMHO.
One of the best in the market to keep your vision in great shape. Probably one of two which I come across with astaxanthin and saffron. I am in my early 70s and I am able to read the really small print. I have been using this brand plus the other company's for more than 20 years to protect my eyesight. Thanks for the great product. I recommend it to anyone anytime to protect his or her eyesight. Quality? What else if I have been using it for such a long time and continue to do so. The ingredients are exceptional given that the company added astaxanthin and saffron when research showed the benefits for taking them.
A perfect combo of carotenoid ingredients for the eyes in highly absorbable phospholipid form from a top quality brand. Unlike many other brands, this one has a higher dosage of zeaxanthin (4mg) in both meso and trans forms. Add astaxanthin to it and you have a perfect combo for the eyes (my vision improvement was noticeable) with additional benefits for the skin and as a general antioxidant. Like.
Great product for providing the eyes with important nutrients that help protect the eye’s delicate photoreceptor cells, promote macular and retinal health, and help fight eye fatigue. I've been using this product for at least a couple years now, and while I was hesitant at first, my vision has finally stabilized. Every annual eye visit my vision has continued to degrade year over year, only after starting this supplement have I finally bucked that trend and maintained my current level of required correction.