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Due to the unique molecular structure, astaxanthin can cross the “blood-brain barrier” and then cross the “blood-retina barrier” to reach the eyes, providing protection.
Nowadays, many people are spending more than five hours daily on a computer or phone screens, which gradually lowers the health condition of the visual system and develops symptoms called “Computer Vision Syndrome”. This syndrome can result in eye fatigue, eye strain, dry eyes, blurred vision and difficulty in refocusing the eyes (eye accommodation), which over time can potentially develop into chronic eye diseases such as Cataract, Glaucoma, Age-Related Macular Degeneration, etc.
The benefits of astaxanthin for eye health have been established by at least 14 human clinical studies and 24 pre-clinical trials. As scientists, we will interpret some key findings for you. It should help you gain a better understanding of how astaxanthin helps in maintaining eye health.
Supporting Pre-clinical Studies
Besides human clinical studies, there are many pre-clinical studies indicating various benefits of astaxanthin for eye health.
Nitta et al. (2005). Effects of astaxanthin on accommodation and asthenopia-Dose finding study in healthy volunteers. J. Clin. Therap. Med., 21(6):637-650.
Nagaki Y., et al., (2002). Effects of astaxanthin on accommodation, critical flicker fusions, and pattern evoked potential in visual display terminal workers. J. Trad. Med., 19(5):170-173.
Izumi-Nagai, K., Nagai, N., Ohgami, K., Satofuka, S., Ozawa, Y., Tsubota, K., Ohno, S., Oike, Y., Ishida, S. (2008). “Inhibition of choroidal neovascularization with an anti-inflammatory carotenoid astaxanthin.” Invest. Opthalmol. Vis. Sci. 49(4):1679-85.
Cort, A., Ozturk, N., Akpinar, D., Unal, M., Yucel, G., Ciftcioglu, A., Yargicoglu, P. Aslan, M. (2010). “Suppressive effect of astaxanthin on retinal injury induced by elevated intraocular pressure.” Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology. 58(1):121-30.
Ohgami, K., Shiratori, K., Kotake, S., Nishida, T., Mizuki, N., Yazawa, K., Ohno, S. (2003). “Effects of Astaxanthin on lipopolysaccharide-induced inflammation in vitro and in vivo.” Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. 44(6):2694-701.