26. Changes in macular pigment optical density and serum concentrations of its constituent carotenoids following supplemental lutein and zeaxanthin: The LUNA Study.

Trieschmann M, Beatty S, Nolan JM, Hense HW, Heimes B, Austermann U, Fobker M, Pauleikhoff D. Experimental Eye Research. December 2006.

Link to Study: Changes in macular pigment optical density and serum concentrations of its constituent carotenoids following supplemental lutein and zeaxanthin: The LUNA Study. Trieschmann M, Beatty S, Nolan JM, Hense HW, Heimes B, Austermann U, Fobker M, Pauleikhoff D. Experimental Eye Research. December 2006.

Summary: Supplementation with 12 mg L and 1 mg Z, both provided as ester, 120 mg vitamin C, 17.6 mg vitamin E, 10 mg zinc, 40 mg selenium (Ocuvite Lutein) results in a significant augmentation of MPOD at 0.5 eccentricity in a majority of subjects, including those afflicted with AMD. However, unable to demonstrate augmentation of MP in a substantial proportion of subjects over the study period, in spite of the expected and observed rises in serum concentrations of L and Z, in response to supplemental L, Z and co-antioxidants This study did not show efficacy, as it did not include MZ

 

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