New Study Shows Zeaxanthin and Lutein Supplements Improve Night Vision and Visual Performance

(October, 18, 2006, Las Vegas, Nevada) A recent study suggests that night vision can be improved by supplementing a diet with lutein and OPTISHARP(TM) brand zeaxanthin from DSM Nutritional Products. The study appeared in Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, The Journal of the College of Optometrists.

The scientists and researchers at universities in London, Philadelphia and Germany, who published the paper found convincing evidence that participants in the study saw a significant improvement in their ability to see in dim light. Research also suggested that the combination of lutein and OPTISHARP(TM) zeaxanthin improves the image quality at the retina. Zeaxanthin and lutein are the only two carotenoids found in the macula of the eye and growing evidence indicates that zeaxanthin may be the perfect complement to lutein.

Other scientific studies have shown a positive relationship between the consumption of lutein and zeaxanthin and a lower incidence of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Zeaxanthin and lutein are not synthesized in the body and must be obtained through foods and/or dietary supplements, such as DSM’s OPTISHARP(TM).

DSM Nutritional Products is the world’s premier nutritional ingredient supplier to producers of foods, beverages and dietary supplements. The company has an international network of technical service, production and distribution facilities along with sales and marketing presence in more than 100 countries. In addition to its vast ingredient portfolio, DSM provides unparalleled processing and manufacturing expertise in developing innovative formulations that provide optimum performance and health appeal in a broad range of supplement and food forms.

For more information, please visit us at the Supply Side West International Trade Show and Conference in Las Vegas at booth # 4029. Or contact DSM Nutritional Products, Inc. at 45 Waterview Boulevard, Parsippany, New Jersey, 07054-1293. Phone: 1-800-526-0189. Website:


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