Blue Light Safeguard

Lutein & Zeaxanthin | Orange & Redberry

ConCordix Lutein Blue Light Safeguard provides an effective dose of 5 antioxidant ingredients for eye protection. Lutein & Zeaxanthin are carotenoids found in fruits and vegetables that have antioxidant properties. These powerful antioxidants target the retina of the eye to form the macular pigment. This pigment is essential for macular protection because it filters damaging UV light from the sun or blue light emitted by phone & computer screens. Vitamin A promotes healthy vision and vitamin E acts as an antioxidant to neutralize radicals from bright light exposure. Tasty and easy, ConCordix Smart Chews are a fun way to take supplements.

Supplement facts

  • Lutein 5 mg
  • Zeaxanthin 1 mg
  • Zinc 2.5 mg
  • Vitamin E 5 mg-a-TE
  • Vitamin A 120 mcg-RE

• Serving Size: 1 Smart Chew
• Flavor: Orange Redberries
• Color: Orange/red

Health benefits

Lutein Antioxidant that Protects Eyes from UV Oxidative Stress

Zeaxanthin Antioxidant that Protects Eyes from UV Oxidative Stress

Zinc Promotes Immunity and Tissue Repair

Vitamin A Supports Immune Function & Healthy Vision

Vitamin E  Antioxidant Protection of Cell Membranes

Our ConCordix technology allows for high payloads, particularly oil-soluble nutrients. For example, one ConCordix Smart Chew can hold up to 750mg of marine oil. One can only imagine a sea of possibilities with ConCordix.

Enhanced absorption

Our patented dosage system packages lipid nutrients in billions of microscopic oil droplets that are stabilized in an emulsion. This technology increases lipid nutrient absorption by 44%. Our unique design is specific to ConCordix Smart Chews which allows the option of combining both lipid with water-soluble nutrients in one convenient dose.

Nutrient absorption

Our GI tract has multiple folds that contain pits which hold finger like projections called villi. These pits, folds and villi increase the gut’s surface and is what allows for optimal nutrient absorption.

Likewise, mother nature strategically packages nutrients in foods to optimize their surface area. For instance, a piece of salmon contains evenly distributed microscopic oil droplets that significantly increases surface area of the nutrients that are exposed to the gut.

We took a cue from nature and created a patented technology which packages lipid nutrients in microscopic oil droplets that are stabilized in an emulsion. This unique design is specific to our Smart Chews. You won’t find our patented emulsification system in any other delivery system in the market today.

Sugar-free & natural flavors

ConCordix Smart Chews utilize plant-based sweeteners which provide multiple health benefits. Our sugar-free flavor system addresses health concerns such as dental care, weight-loss, and diabetes.

Nutrient stability & earth friendly packaging

Our thoughtful packaging is made from sustainable material which is designed to effectively protect nutrients from oxidation. Cartons that house the aluminum blister packs are made from recycled material. The blister packs individually seal each Smart Chew, protecting each dose from humidity, light, and air oxidation with no exposure to the elements until ready to be consumed. Light-weight and convenient, our packaging is conducive to an active lifestyle.

 

 

 

Lutein

Lutein is a member of the carotenoid family and is a lipophilic bioactive. It is related to beta-carotene. Foods rich in lutein include broccoli, spinach, kale, corn, orange pepper, kiwi fruit, grapes, orange juice, zucchini, and squash. It is a powerful antioxidant and has the ability to protect DNA and proteins against free radical damage.

Lutein is an important pigment that is concentrated in the human macula lutea (yellow spot of the eye). Some studies have suggested that a sufficient intake of lutein can prevent macular degeneration and reduce the risk for cataracts.

Recent research has shown that the benefits of lutein go beyond vision and eye health. Lutein also supports brain function and enhances memory and learning. It has been postulated that lutein is the dominant carotenoid in the brain, where it influences visual processing and other neural functions. Individuals with mild cognitive impairment have been shown to have reduced lutein status and boosting levels with supplements is associated with improvements in memory.

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Zeaxanthin

Zeaxanthin is one of the most common carotenoid bioactives found in nature. Synthesized in plants and some micro-organisms, it is the pigment that gives paprika (made from bell peppers), corn, saffron, wolfberries, and many other plants and microbes their characteristic color.

Zeaxanthin also resides in the human macula lutea (yellow spot of the eye) and research has suggested that it may reduce the risk for age-related macular degeneration and cataract. It is believed that this carotenoid has a similar chemical structure found in retina pigments. Since the eye is closely connected to the brain, it is raised that zeaxanthin could even benefit the brain.

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Zinc

Zinc is an essential mineral that is naturally present in some foods. Zinc is involved in numerous aspects of the cellular metabolism. It is required for the catalytic activity of approximately 100 enzymes and it plays a role in immune function, protein synthesis, wound healing, DNA synthesis, and cell division. Zinc also supports normal growth and development during pregnancy, childhood, and adolescence and is required for proper sense of taste and smell. In addition, it also helps to normal cognitive functioning, vision and fertility. A daily intake of zinc is required to maintain a steady state because the body has no specialized zinc storage system.

Immune system

Zinc is involved in the regulation and maintenance of the normal activity of special immune cells. Some studies have demonstrated a relationship between zinc intake and reduction in the length and severity of a cold.

Wound healing

Because of its immune regulating mechanism, zinc is also critical in wound healing and the various stages of tissue reconstruction. When the skin is ruptured, the inflammatory process is activated and special immune cells are directed to the wound. There they remove bacteria from the wound. Wound healing also consists of growth of new tissue, and zinc is thought to have a beneficial role in new cell formation.

Bone health

Zinc also has a role in normal bone maintenance. Zinc is contained in crystals that form a bone matrix and is required to stimulate bone formation and inhibit bone decomposition. It is probable that zinc, in combination with calcium, might protect against the risk for osteoporosis.

Vision

Researchers have suggested that both zinc and antioxidants delay the progression of age-related macular degeneration and vision loss, possibly by preventing cellular damage in the retina.

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has acknowledged the following beneficial effects as a basis for health claims:
• Zinc contributes to normal function of the immune system
• Zinc contributes to normal DNA synthesis and cell division
• Zinc contributes to the protection of cell constituents from oxidative damage
• Zinc contributes to maintenance of normal bone
• Zinc contributes to normal cognitive function
• Zinc contributes to normal fertility and reproduction
• Zinc contributes to normal metabolism of fatty acids
• Zinc contributes to normal acid-base metabolism
• Zinc contributes to normal metabolism of vitamin A
• Zinc contributes to maintenance of normal vision
• Zinc contributes to normal carbohydrate metabolism
• Zinc contributes to normal macronutrient metabolism
• Zinc contributes to normal protein synthesis
• Zinc contributes to the maintenance of normal hair
• Zinc contributes to the maintenance of normal nails
• Zinc contributes to the maintenance of normal skin
• Zinc contributes to the maintenance of normal testosterone levels in the blood
• Zinc has a role in the process of cell division

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Vitamin E

Vitamin E is a generic term covering all tocopherols and tocotrienols which qualitatively exhibit the same biological activity as α−tocopherol. Therefore, vitamin E refers to α-, β-, γ- and δ-tocopherols, plus α-, β-, γ- and δ-tocotrienols.

Antioxidant

Vitamin E is long recognised as the body´s major lipid soluble antioxidant, and thus is fundamental in maintaining the integrity and functionality of the cellular membranes of all cells of the human body. As an antioxidant, vitamin E acts within cell membranes, constructed from unsaturated fatty acids and protects the cell membranes from oxidation. In doing so, the vitamin is oxidised itself and must be ‘recycled’ back to its active form, typically by vitamin C.

Due to its role as an antioxidant, vitamin E may play a key role in the protection against conditions associated with increased oxidative stress, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, disorders involving chronic inflammation, cancer, and neurologic disorders.

Other effects

In addition to its antioxidant function, research demonstrated specific roles of vitamin E in signal transduction, gene expression, and regulation of cellular functions, including immune response. There is substantial evidence that vitamin E has a role in the prevention of atherosclerosis by inhibiting low density lipoprotein (LDL) oxidation and anti-inflammatory actions.
EFSA has acknowledged the following beneficial effects as a basis for health claim:
• Vitamin E contributes to the protection of cell constituents from oxidative damage

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Vitamin A

Vitamin A is an essential fat-soluble bioactive, also known as retinol. There are 2 forms of vitamin A available in the diet: preformed and provitamin A. Preformed vitamin A comes from animal sources, with high concentrations in fish oils, eggs and milk. Provitamin A comes from plant sources and is mainly found in the form as carotenoids with the most important one: beta-carotene. The body converts these provitamin carotenoids into vitamin A.

Both preformed vitamin A and provitamin A must be metabolized intracellularly to retinal and retinoic acid, the active forms of vitamin A, to support the vitamin’s important biological function. Vitamin A plays a key role in several bodily functions including:

Vision

Vitamin A is critical for vision as an essential component of rhodopsin, a protein that absorbs light in the retinal receptors. Vitamin A maintains vision because it continuously forms new rhodopsin. Retinoic acid, is a substitute of vitamin A and supports the conjunctival membranes and cornea.

Growth and development

Vitamin A is involved in genetic regulation of cell formation and differentiation and intercellular communication. It is critical during the (neurological) development of the foetus.

Immune system

Vitamin A also supports the immune system and helps to protect against infections and invading antigens.

Skin and mucous membranes

The skin is a mechanical immune barrier, and sufficient concentrations of vitamin A available, maintain skin health.

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has acknowledged the following beneficial effects of preformed vitamin A and provitamin A as a basis for health claims:
• Normal cell differentiation
• Normal function of the immune system
• Maintenance of normal skin and mucous membranes
• Maintenance of normal vision
• Normal metabolism of iron

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