What is Macular Protective Pigment (MPP)?
Macular Protective Pigment is composed exclusively of three carotenoids: Lutein, Zeaxanthin, and Meso-Zeaxanthin. The MPP plays and important role in protecting vision as it filters out and absorbs cell damaging blue wavelengths of light. Low levels of MPP can be caused by dietary insufficiency and the aging process. Studies have shown that insufficient levels of MPP increases the risk of AMD by as much as 40%.
Improve Visual Performance
- Enhances glare recovery time
- Improves visual processing speed
- Better contrast sensitivity
- Improved vision in low light conditions
- Better visual acuity
- Better visual quality
The Critical Carotenoid: Meso-Zeaxanthin
Meso-Zeaxanthin (MZ) is the most potent antioxidant of the three macular carotenoids. MZ is likely obtained through a natural conversion by enzymes from Lutein inside the macular. However, scientists believe that some individuals lack the ability to perform this conversion. Most AMD patients have 30% less catotenoids in their macular than the average adult.