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Vision Vitality® MAX is specifically formulated to increase the levels of lutein and zeaxanthin which accumulates in the macula, increasing macular pigment opacity density (MPOD). Macular pigment is the yellow pigment in the retina, and is comprised of the carotenoids lutein, lutein esters, meso zeaxanthin and zeaxanthin. For the health of the retina, macular pigment is crucial in the filtering of damaging blue light and also functions as an antioxidant to further maintain retina health. Further research shows strong correlation between lutein / zeaxanthin and brain function.
Macular Pigment Opacity Density (MOPD): High MOPD levels play a significant role in both eye health and performance as well as in brain health.
Studies have correlated MPO with greater protection of the eye and improved vision performance. Furthermore, increased MCO in the retina is beleived to be a reflection of the amount which is deposited in the brain.
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