What is Macular degeneration?
The macula is located in the center of the retina directly behind the eyeball and is the most sensitive part of human vision.
Aging eyes, high myopia, long-time light exposure, etc. are the main causes of Macular degeneration.
Patients with Macular degeneration will gradually experience degeneration of the central macula, which will affect the central vision of Macular degeneration patients and cause visual disturbance in the visual field of Macular degeneration patients.
Things are twisted and deformed without proper treatment, which may eventually lead to legal blindness.
Macular degeneration has 3 significant symptoms:
- Visual impairment (including acute vision loss and progressive vision loss)
- Change of central visual field (oval, irregular dark spots or black circles in the center of sight)
- Abnormal color vision (some patients experience abnormal color perception)
7 major ethnic groups prone to Macular degeneration:
- People over 55 years of age
- High myopia (>800 degrees)
- 3C family with excessive eyes
- Frequently engaged in outdoor activities
- Hypertension patients or three high-risk groups
- Smoking addict
Macular degeneration treatment
At present, with the advancement of medical technology, the treatment of Macular degeneration treatment has more new treatments than before to improve the condition of Macular degeneration, but the damage to the eyes is irreversible, so no matter which method can completely restore vision, But it can achieve a meaningful improvement effect.
Because the treatment method involves further professional content of medicine, here I have compiled for you the actual application of Macular degeneration treatment.
Several Macular degeneration treatment methods are more recommended by everyone.
- Laser coagulation treatment (Photocoagulation)
- Photodynamic therapy (PDT)
- Intraocular steroid injection ((TA)
- Intraocular injection of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (Anti-VEGF)
- Combined treatment (laser therapy + drug injection together)
Remind everyone that if there is a need to further understand the details of their treatment, it is recommended to directly register a professional ophthalmologist for in-depth professional evaluation and discussion and then choose the method that suits you!
What maintenance/prevention of Macular degeneration (food/health food ingredient recommendation)
Although modern people have rich choices of dietary foods, the eyes need a lot of nutrients, coupled with the excessive use of modern 3C products, there is much more time and damage to the eyes than in the past.
Therefore, it is necessary to supplement the nutrients required by the eyes through dietary foods or health foods, and then use the correct eye habits to protect the eyes more comprehensively and prevent the risk of yellow lesions.
10 recommended foods:
- Chinese kale
- Blueberries, cranberries
- Black beans
- Oysters, animal liver
10 recommended health food ingredients:
- Zinc Minerals
- mega-3 (DHA/EPA)
- Vitamin/Vitamin C
- Vitamin/Vitamin B Complex
- Vitamin/Vitamin A
- Selenium Minerals
Seeing this, you may be thinking that you have too much to eat… don’t have the most recommended nutrients?
If you want to recommend a nutrient ingredient for Macular degeneration first, then I would recommend that you can know more about the ingredient “Lutein”~ I will also help you organize related concepts about Lutein!
How to eat lutein? What is the “dose” and “intake” of lutein?
Because modern people’s diet is easy to be unbalanced, and if there is Macular degeneration or prevention, it needs to be taken in sufficient amounts, supplemented by health foods, it is nothing more than a convenient and clear way of efficacy~
If supplementing lutein with healthy foods, it is recommended to eat 30 minutes after a meal, and it is recommended to eat lutein after breakfast or lunch because lutein is still a fat-soluble nutrient. It is easier to increase the physical burden. And eat enough daily!
According to many medical and ophthalmological research journals, the recommended dosage of lutein in general “adults” is 10 mg per day
In addition, pay special attention to not falling into the “dose trap” of many manufacturers
Generally speaking, 30 mg of lutein ester refers to 15 mg of lutein, which is equal to the actual dose discounted. If it is 20 mg of free lutein, it will not be discounted.
So don’t just cling to the dosage, but also pay attention to the type of lutein
At present, most of the lutein in the market is extracted from calendula, and the actual purity ranges from 5% to 20%.
If it is marked as 30 mg of calendula extract, it does not mean that it contains 30 mg of lutein, but the proportion of 5% to 20% of 30 mg is lutein content.
Also depends on the purity, understand the actual dose of lutein, not the dose of raw materials
Finally, don’t forget to check if the manufacturer has produced a “Lutein Dose Test Certificate” to avoid buying exaggerated and unrealistic products so that you can eat more at ease.
International experts appraise the brand recommendation
In recent years, food safety problems in various countries have exploded, and it is not healthy but black-hearted products that everyone spends on. Therefore, European and American products with relatively strict quality control have become popular products.
And iHerb.com is a large-scale medical cosmetics e-commerce company in the United States. It has a high satisfaction rate of 97% in the evaluation of Google customers. It provides global home delivery so that you can buy it without risking buying fakes through purchasing high-quality health products.
Share 5 rules to choose high-quality lutein brand
1. Choose free lutein is better
Considering the eating habits and absorption rate of modern people, the free type is still the more recommended choice, plus its molecular structure is the same as that of natural food, and it can achieve better results in bioavailability. In this way, with the daily consumption of lutein, the effect is better!
2. Lutein should be matched with good friend zeaxanthin
All lutein products generally have zeaxanthin, and their relationship is probably like Iron Man (Lutein) and Jarvis (zeaxanthin). Without anyone, it is difficult to form the most perfect partner combination.
Because lutein is mainly distributed throughout the retina of the eye (including the macula), but zeaxanthin is mainly concentrated in the macula of the eye.
So without enough zeaxanthin, the macular part of the eye is more likely to be damaged by blue light, increasing the chance of its disease.
The macula is the most yellow tissue in the center of the retina of the eye, and also the most concentrated photoreceptor cells in the whole retina. It is responsible for the image resolution of the eye. Most of the elderly’s vision loss is directly related to the macular degeneration of the eye.
Therefore, zeaxanthin is also very important, and it is also closely related to the decline of eyesight
And according to the National Institutes of Health’s research, the sufficient golden ratio is-10mg of lutein: 2mg of zeaxanthin, so the reason why people often say 10: 2 is so.
3. Multiply with the compound effect
According to many studies in Europe, America, and Japan, if lutein is used in combination with a compound, it will have better effects and more comprehensive effects. It is a more recommended and scientifically studied compound, such as various extracted anthocyanins, astaxanthin, zinc yeast, Selenium Yeast… etc.
4. It is not recommended to choose β-carrot for vegetarian use
In many research investigations, it has been found that vitamin E and carotenoids will compete with each other for absorption, and in a certain dose, it will interfere with the body’s absorption of lutein.
For smokers, it is not suitable to supplement “β-carotene”, which may increase the risk of lung cancer in severe smokers (at least 1 pack of cigarettes per day).
It is recommended that everyone choose the ingredients carefully according to their own needs. It is recommended not to choose ß-carotene.
5. Original lutein dose test
When looking for any health nutrition supplements, it is recommended to recognize the trademarks of major manufacturers and the brands that provide inspections to be more at ease, in order to truly ingest lutein with high purity and sufficient daily design.
Finally, let me review the key points for you, as long as you master the following selection rules of lutein, ensure that you can choose a safe and healthy lutein product~
Based on the above points, a good “lutein” should meet the following conditions:
- Choose Free Lutein & Free Zeaxanthin
- Daily adequate design of lutein: zeaxanthin = 10: 2 mg gold is just right
- It is more effective when combined with anthocyanin, astaxanthin, zinc yeast, selenium yeast, etc.
- Compounds also have patented raw materials better than no patents
- “The original lutein dose (10 mg) test” is the most realistic (full daily design)
- Reassuring with SGS inspection (Western medicine, heavy metals)
I hope that everyone can take good care of their eyes, maintain and prevent the risk of Macular degeneration, and protect the window of precious souls before they can see more and better scenery.