Given that meso-zeaxanthin is not normally found in a standard diet, a stronger antioxidant than both lutein and zeaxanthin, and allows for a wider range of blue-light filtration, its presence in a supplement will undoubtedly be of benefit for maintaining visual performance.
– Dr. John Nolan, Vision Scientist
When we compared the amount of macular pigment, which is comprised of lutein and zeaxanthin, present in the eyes of people with age-related macular degeneration to people without the disease, those with the lowest levels of carotenoid accumulation in the outer retina were significantly more likely to suffer from age-related macular degeneration than those with higher pigment levels, said Dr. Landrum. The difference in risk between those having the highest and lowest levels was 75 percent.
– Dr. Landrum, Florida International University
In my opinion, the best formulation for maintaining visual health, and for safeguarding vision into old age, would contain lutein, zeaxanthin and meso-zeaxanthin. Such a combination is optimal for shielding the central retina from damaging wavelengths of light, and from injury by free radicals.