Are macular carotenoids conditionally essential? What's the"depletion/repletion cycle"? Get the answers to these questions and more by watching this engaging podcast-style webinar which was featured on the Nutraingredients-USA Healthy Aging online conference. Guest speakers Lynda M. Doyle, M.S., Human Nutrition, SVP of Innovation at OmniActive Health Technologies and Irene Kersbergen, M.S., Economic & Business, Market Analyst at Innova Market Insight weigh in on what’s on the horizon in eye health and the latest opportunities with the three macular carotenoids—lutein, RR-zeaxanthin and RS-meso zeaxanthin. Brian Appell, Marketing Manager OmniActive Health Technologies moderates this macular carotenoids webinar that you won’t want to miss.
Monday’s Great American Eclipse has magnified the important—and often times overlooked—topic of sunlight exposure on vision health. The cardinal rule for eclipse watching is, of course, do not look directly at the eclipse with naked eyes. The reason for this directive is called solar retinopathy. This is a condition that occurs when the sun’s intense light floods the retina and causes irreparable damage. However, an eclipse is not the only time during which the sun can damage the eye. Although the sun is most commonly associated with UVA and UVB radiation, within the spectrum of visible light emitted from the sun hides harmful high-energy blue light.
Exposure to digital screens and artificial light sources may be disrupting sleep patterns and affecting health.