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May 07, 2024 3 min read

To see or not to see, that is the question!

Our sight is critical to our ability to function easily and safely each day, it is something we often take for granted, and most certainly something we notice when it’s gone!

Taking care of your eyesight is just as important as it is to breathe clean air each day. Along with our other sensory organs, the eyes feed information to the brain to ensure our survival needs are met. In a modern world our eyes are under more pressure than at any other time in human evolution. Artificial lights and screen use, the intensity of UV light and highly processed diets- these are all things that present challenges to the maintenance of optimal eye health every day.

We often don’t notice that our eyes are suffering until it is too late. Cataracts and macular degeneration have been identified as the leading cause of blindness in people from middle age, including those as young as 40 (Abdel-Aal et al, 2013). A study looking at the incidence of age-related macular degeneration proposed that 1 in 8 people aged 60 years and older in the developed world, will experience this condition (Vyawahare & Shinde, 2022). This is a high statistic and warrants a call to action to support your eye health sooner rather than later.

There are many ways you can support your eye health and reduce the risk of damage to the eye’s delicate structures. Oxidative stress is a strong contributor to the onset of cataracts and macular degeneration. Therefore, increasing your intake of antioxidants can help to protect and improve your eyesight. The antioxidants that are specific for ocular health include lutein and zeaxanthin as well as anthocyanins found in our Blueberry Extractformula.

The antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin are essential nutrients that assist in eye health, there are numerous epidemiological, interventional, and clinical studies that support this (Abdel-Aal et al, 2013). The human eye, in particular the lens and macular lutea are rich in both lutein and zeaxanthin.

Lutein and Zeaxanthin are carotenoids that create the colour in various foods, such as eggs, carrots, orange/yellow peppers, and fish, these, along with Beta carotene, which is another carotenoid that gives pigment to food and is a pre-cursor of vitamin A- which is responsible for many body processes including vision, aid in protecting the eye through reduction of mitochondrial dysfunction and inflammation (Johra et al, 2020).

Marigold flowers are one of the richest sources in nature of lutein and zeaxanthin. These sunny flowers provide us with a source that can be readily transformed into a potent supplement that will help to protect your eyes from the harsh effects of ultraviolet radiation (UV) from sunlight, exposure to blue light from digital devices and age-related conditions.

Abeeco’s powerful Eye Care Formulais packed full of lutein, zeaxanthin, and beta-carotene, providing you with a healthy daily dose to give you the extra protection your eyes deserve.

Even William Shakespeare understood their strength in his quote- “Here’s flowers for you; Hot lavender, mints, savoury, marjoram; The marigold, that goes to bed with the sun and with him rises weeping: these flowers of middle summer, and I think they are given to men (and women) of middle age”.

Old medicine is the best medicine, let nature support you, fill your diet with yellow- and orange-coloured organic foods and boost your eye health with the power of Marigold today.



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 Abdel-Aal E.M., Akhtar H., Zaheer K., Ali R. (2013) Dietary sources of Lutein and Zeaxanthin carotenoids and their role in Eye Health.Retrieved from:

 Vyawahare, H. & Shinde, Pranaykumar. (2022) Age related Macular Degeneration: Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Treatment.Retrieved from:

 Johra F., Bepari A., Bristy A., Reza H. (2020) A mechanistic review of B-Carotene, Lutein, and Zeaxanthin in Eye Health and Disease.Retrieved from: