Industrial Organica SA is the leading manufacturer of the patented Hi-FIL line of Lutein and Zeaxanthin products. Zeaxanthin is a naturally sourced carotenoid found in Marigold flowers. Similarly, Lutein, nick named the “eye-vitamin,” contains anti-oxidants with many health benefits. One of the most notable benefits agreed upon by scientists are the implications of these natural substances on Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) as well as other significant vision problems.
Science/Research and Benefits:
In humans, the retina of the eye contains Macular Protective Pigment. Two leading carotenoids found in that pigment are Lutein and Zeaxanthin (the third being Meso-Zeaxanthin). The antioxidants present in the macular pigment is what protects the human eye from sun exposure, blue light, and free radicals. However, with age or a poor diet the MPP can become diminished. Industrial Organica SA products help increase eye health and protect against AMD by reintroducing carotenoids that humans cannot produce, but can only be found in plant based foods. Carotenoids are found in the hues of brightly colored fruits, vegetables, and flowers such as the Marigold; which has proven to be the best source. These natural products are responsibly sourced and then put through a sophisticated process of dehydration and stabilization.
Lutein has also been shown to have benefits for heart health. The innovations of Industrial Organica allow them to supply highly bioavailable products while observing the highest production quality standards and providing a lower cost to the consumer. The Hi-FIL line has been awarded GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) and is available in a number of applications.
- Suspensions, powders, or beadlets for a variety of finished products for human consumption (i.e. tablets, capsules or softgels)
- Water soluble formulas
XanthoSight is a patented mixture of Lutein, Zeaxanthin, and Meso-Zeaxanthin obtained from Marigold petals. This product supports eye health by filtering blue light, allowing for glare recovery and helping to reduce night vision issues.
Macular Protective Pigment is present in the human retina.
Lutein, Zeaxanthin, and Meso-Zeaxanthin are the three carotenoids found in MPP. The MPP plays an 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, a lack of ability to convert Lutein into Meso-Zeaxanthin and the aging process. Without a strong MPP, the macula is left defenseless against high-energy blue light and free radicals, thus creating conditions such as hazy vision and glare sensitivity (night vision, bright light recovery time).
Since the human body does not naturally manufacture ocular carotenoids, proper nutrition is imperative when it comes to improving macular pigment and protecting against damaging blue light as well as improving visual performance.
Unfortunately, even the best and healthiest of diets only provides 3 mg of carotenoid when 20 mg daily is needed to maintain a healthy MPP. For this reason, a supplement with therapeutic doses of MZ is the only practical means of obtaining this nutrient.
- Fine Dispersion Oil for Softgels