Macushield began as a single product, Macushield Original, a dietary supplement derived from the marigold flower (Tagetes Erecta) that combines the three macular carotenoids: Meso-zeaxanthin, Lutein and Zeaxanthin.
We get these three nutrients exclusively from our diet, the Lutein and Zeaxanthin coming from dark green leafy veg and brightly coloured fruits, and the Meso-zeaxanthin coming from some types of fish and seafood.
Marigold flower extract
Carotenoids are pigments in plants, algae, and photosynthetic bacteria and there are more than 600 different types. These pigments produce the bright yellow, red, and orange colours in plants, vegetables and fruits:
• kale & spinach
• squashes and pumpkin
• yellow/orange peppers
• sweet corn
• egg yolks
The three key carotenoids found in the retina and so thought to be good for eye health are: lutein, zeaxanthin and meso-zeaxanthin.
Have you seen the Macushield TV advert where the professional voiceover artist has a little trouble?
The delivery may be light-hearted, having a little fun trying to pronounce ‘Meso-Zeaxanthin’, but the message behind the brand is as important as ever.
Since its launch, the range of products has increased, but they all still revolve around the core formula: Meso-zeaxanthin, Lutein and Zeaxanthin.