Safety studies were made on a meso-zeaxanthin concentrate prepared from the marigold flower and published by independent research companies, read further details by clicking on these links:
- Summary of the Gene-Logic report “Thirteen-week Oral (gavage) Toxicity of Mesozeaxanthin in Han Wistar Rats with a 4-Week Recovery
- Covance report “Salmonella-Escherichia coli/Mammalian-Microsome Reverse Mutation Assay with a Confirmatory Assay with Mesozeaxanthin”
- GRAS (Generally Regarded as Safe) status for mesozeaxanthin
The Importance of Carotenoids
Macular pigment in the eye is composed of the three macular carotenoids with meso-zeaxanthin in the central retina. The pigment is able to filter damaging visible, or blue, light and protect against oxidative stress which can lead to eye diseases such as Age-related Macular Degeneration.
Healthy macular pigment is also important for optimal vision and for those dependent upon first class vision for their professions or sporting lives.
For a more detailed explanation on the role of macular carotenoids including meso-zeaxanthin see www.meso-zeaxanthin.org
For a list of related research publications, see the publications panel from www.meso-zeaxanthin.org.