Can't Live by Lutein Alone

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Does lutein by itself keep my eyes healthy?

Can't Live by Lutein Alone

You probably think of lutein as a solo act, like Annie Lennox apart from the Eurythmics. But lutein and zeaxanthin are like John and Yoko, or Sonny and Cher back in the day.

Lutein and zeaxanthin are like love and marriage. Even if the vitamin bottle doesn't say "zeaxanthin," it's usually there. Just read the label closely.

Lutein and zeaxanthin (as well as bilberry, selenium, and beta carotene, the backup singers) work togetehr to keep bad fatty acids from forming. They also protect blood vessels in the eye. This dynamic singing duo is a hit with the macular degernation crowd, including the kids in their early thirties who have spent half their lives in front of a computer screen downloading music.

So check the label and make sure you see zeaxanthin billed together with lutein. Babe, I got you babe...just imagine.



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