Zeaxanthin and Meso-Zeaxanthin... The other two carotenoids. Not as popular as their friend Lutein, but equally as important! Like Lutein, Zeaxanthin and Meso-Zeaxanthin are antioxidant carotenoids (a fancy word for plant-based, pigmented nutrients) that are found in leafy green vegetables like spinach, kale, and broccoli, or in the case of Meso-Zeaxanthin, also found in fish like trout. The problem, much like the problem with Lutein, is that it has become impossible to receive these nutrients in the quantities our brains need. Professor Riona Mulcahy said it best in an interview: "The difficulty is that to get the amount of these nutrients that you need per day to achieve these results, isn't possible from your normal every day diet. For example you would need to eat 200,000 trout to get the amount of one of the carotenoids found in Memory Health called Meso-Zeaxanthin. We know a healthy diet helps, but the unique Memory Health formulation gives you the right amount to give the results that you need... So it's not just diet alone, it's really getting enough of it! This is especially difficult today as a lot of our food is now mass produced, fish is farmed, and the nutritional value of our food is going down. So even with a healthy diet, we don't receive enough of these nutrients. What Memory Health does is deliver specific key nutrients directly to the brain to prevent the brain from degenerating.”
There is no doubt that the three carotenoids (Zeaxanthin, Meso-Zeaxanthin, and Lutein) work the best when they're together. Together they become a much more powerful antioxidant than they are alone, fighting off dangerous free radicals and reducing oxidative stress on the brain. They are also a more powerful anti-inflammatory. Together they work overtime to reduce inflammation on the brain. All of this protects the brain and supports cognitive function, memory and mood.