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QUANTUM NUTRITIONALS ANNOUNCES REVOLUTIONARY EYE CARE PRODUCT FOR COMBATING AGE RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION
WALLED LAKE, MI - May 14, 2003 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Quantum Nutritionals
(www.quantumnutritionals.com), a Michigan based LLC, announces a new supplement
containing Meso-Zeaxanthin (MZ) for eye health. MZ is a patented supplement (US
patent nos. 6'329,432, 6'218,436) researched and discovered by Drs. Richard Bone
and John Landrum of Florida International University.
The discovery of MZ in the eye by Bone and Landrum is an extension of their
well-known research on carotenoids; they are pioneer researchers in the field of
macular pigment and confirmed the identity of Lutein (L) as a component in the
retina. Together they discovered that the carotenoid Zeaxanthin (Z) is also a
major component of the macular pigment. Bone and Landrum have been
investigating the macular pigment and its involvement with the disease Age
Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) for over two decades.
AMD is the leading cause of vision loss in the United States and the leading
cause of blindness in those aged 50+. Approximately 20 to 35 million people are
affected by some form of macular degeneration and this number is expected to
triple by 2025! At the recent ARVO meeting (Association for Research in Vision
and Ophthalmology), Bone and Landrum presented new data concerning the discovery
of MZ, its usefulness as a supplement, and its potential protective and
preventative relationship to the macula and AMD.
The central part of the retina is distinguished by its yellow coloration, which
is the macular pigment. Bone and Landrum have demonstrated that the macular
pigment is composed of the three carotenoids; L, Z and MZ. These carotenoids
protect the macula because of their antioxidant and light filtering properties.
Protection is imperative because the macula is responsible for the highest
degree of visual activity. Proper function of the macula is essential for you
to be able to see details such as printed words or patterns. Loss of central
vision due to AMD makes it impossible for you to drive, read or even recognize a
loved ones face.
Unlike Lutein which is in spinach and other green vegetables, and Zeaxanthin
which is the yellow pigment found in corn, Meso-Zeaxanthin is not found in
common food sources and could not be supplemented until now. Bone and Landrum
conducted autopsy research on donor eyes with AMD and found MZ to be the most
depleted of the 3 macular carotenoids in patients with AMD. In order to
maintain the natural balance found in healthy eyes, the need for MZ
supplementation is greater for those over the age of 50, than L & Z alone.
Announcing LUTEINPLUS with MZ(TM), a patented blend of carotenoids (L/MZ/Z),
that emulates the natural balance found in the macula. It is the ultimate
supplement for eye care and protection against the leading cause of vision loss.
Quantum Nutritionals is offering this supplement as the "NEW" armor in the fight
Quantum Nutritionals, 8585 PGA Drive Suite 106, Walled Lake, MI 48390.
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