ProHealth lyme Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

Chronic Pain, Loneliness, Depression and Suicide

TOUCHED BY LYME: An intriguing short film about Lyme disease

Things to Do When You're Mostly Housebound

Rebuilding Collagen in Lyme Disease

Is a Good Night's Sleep at the Top of Your Wishlist?

Four Tips to Survive a Lyme Disease Setback

When Everybody has a Plan in Life Except You

The Restorative Power of Nature

VIDEO: Dear Healthy People: Identity Crisis

Early Lyme Disease Masquerading as Mononucleosis: A Case Report

 
Print Page
Email Article

Lutein, zeaxanthin supplementation associated with improved cognitive function in young adults

  [ 1 vote ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
By Life Extension • www.ProHealth.com • November 30, 2017


Lutein, zeaxanthin supplementation associated with improved cognitive function in young adults
Reprinted with the kind permission of Life Extension.

November 20 2017. On November 14, 2017, the journal Nutrients reported the outcome of a randomized, double-blind trial that resulted in improvement in cognitive function among healthy adults who were given supplements containing the macular pigments lutein and zeaxanthin.

“Dietary intake, good or bad, can influence the oxidative and inflammatory state of the brain and, hence, its function,” write Liza M. Renzi-Hammond and colleagues. “A number of studies have now shown that supplementing lutein and zeaxanthin is related to both increases in the amount of lutein plus zeaxanthin measured in the retina and alteration in behaviors that are thought to be primarily mediated by the brain.”

The trial included 51 men and women between the ages of 18 and 30 years who received a placebo or 10 mg lutein plus 2 mg zeaxanthin daily for one year. Serum lutein and zeaxanthin, macular pigment optical density (which reflects brain levels of lutein and zeaxanthin), and cognitive function (including tests of verbal memory, visual memory, reasoning, executive function, psychomotor speed, complex attention and cognitive flexibility) were assessed every four months during the study.

At the trial’s conclusion, serum lutein and serum zeaxanthin were twice as high among those who received the supplements compared to those who received a placebo. Macular pigment optical density also significantly increased in the supplemented group, indicating improved central nervous system levels. The most significant benefit observed among those who received lutein and zeaxanthin was better visual memory compared to those who received a placebo.

Supplementation with lutein and zeaxanthin plus increases in macular pigment optical density were associated with significantly improved spatial memory, reasoning ability and complex attention.

The authors conclude that “Supplementation with lutein plus zeaxanthin improves central nervous system xanthophyll levels and cognitive function in young, healthy adults.”



Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Vitamin D3 5000 IU Omega 3-6-9 B-12 Extreme™


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
Optimized Curcumin Longvida with Omega-3

Featured Products

Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
Acidophilus Pearls Acidophilus Pearls
Guaranteed active cultures for better digestion
Pro-C Complex™ Pro-C Complex™
Buffered Vitamin C for Enhanced Absorption
Ubiquinol CoQ-10 Ubiquinol CoQ-10
Reduced, Active Form of CoQ10
Vitamin D3 5000 IU Vitamin D3 5000 IU
Give Your Body a Boost With the Sunshine Vitamin

Natural Remedies

Block Acid Reflux to Prevent Esophageal Problems! Block Acid Reflux to Prevent Esophageal Problems!
Live Without Anxiety or Stress Live Without Anxiety or Stress
Block food Cravings At Their Molecular Root Block food Cravings At Their Molecular Root
Herbal Rescue for High Blood Sugar Herbal Rescue for High Blood Sugar
Vitamin E: Super Antioxidant We Only Thought We Knew Vitamin E: Super Antioxidant We Only Thought We Knew

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS
Get the latest news about Fibromyalgia, M.E/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease and Natural Wellness

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2017 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map