Zeaxanthin is, like Lutein, a Carotenoid naturally occurring. Both are pigments found in many fruits and vegetables, and are known for their benefits to eye health. Here are some of the benefits of Zeaxanthin:

Zeaxanthin, like Lutein, must be obtained through the diet because the body cannot produce it on its own. It is present in many foods, including fruits and vegetables such as peppers, corn, oranges, eggs, and spinach.

Eye Health
Zeaxanthin, along with Lutein, is concentrated in the macula, a part of the retina responsible for central vision. These two Carotenoids protect the macula by absorbing some of the (potentially harmful) blue light entering the eye and acting as antioxidants to protect against oxidative damage. This can help prevent or delay the progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and cataracts.

Antioxidant Properties
Zeaxanthin is a powerful antioxidant that can help protect body cells from free radical damage.

Skin Health
Some research suggests that Zeaxanthin may help protect skin from UV damage, reducing inflammation and improving skin hydration and elasticity.

Brain Health
Some research suggests that Zeaxanthin may play a role in maintaining cognitive health. Studies have shown that individuals with higher levels of Zeaxanthin in their blood or diet have a lower risk of developing neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

As always, it is important to consult a health care professional before starting any new supplement or treatment. Zeaxanthin is generally considered safe, but it can interact with some medications and may not be suitable for all people.