With the current global health situation, lockdowns have us isolating in our homes and racking up screen time. The hours we would normally spend in cars, outdoors and with friends and family are now spent indoors, in front of screens. Children, too, are spending far more time in front of screens as classrooms have been replaced by online learning. Of course, dialling down screen time can help reduce symptoms of eye strain which can include blurry vision, tired eyes and headaches. However, there are other measures we can also take to take care of our vision, including taking health supplements.
Although the aging population has traditionally been a strong driver of growth within the eye health market, experts are now reporting that the increased amount of screen time in our daily life is also driving strong demand for eye health supplements. Many people cannot escape blue light as it is everywhere- almost all of the time.
Lutein- the leading ingredient in eye health
The core ingredient in the eye health segment is currently Lutein. This carotenoid has enjoyed growing interest over the past few years as research has uncovered market opportunities for younger generations who have become accustomed to long periods of screen time, which puts them at risk of effects on the eyes in the long term.
Lutein is a carotenoid that accumulates in the retina, in the macula region which is located at the back of the eye. The macula is vital for vision, and Lutein works as an important antioxidant in this area by protecting our eyes from harmful free radicals. In addition, Lutein also acts as a natural sunblock by absorbing excess light energy, and is thought to protect our eyes from harmful blue light.
Lutein is high in efficiency in low dosages, which is why the ingredient is so widely used in many eye health supplements. However, there is plenty of room for other ingredients in this space, such as Zinc.
Zinc- a critical mineral for healthy eyes
Zinc is found in high concentrations in the eyes. It is concentrated in the vascular layer of tissue, just below the retina. It helps to transport vitamin A from your liver to this area, allowing the eye to produce melanin.
Many studies have shown that Zinc may play a valuable role in preventing Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD). A study carried out by the National Eye Institute found that taking Zinc alongside other antioxidants could lower levels of developing AMD by about 25%.
HTC’s Eye Care Gummy
HTC Health’s Lutein and Zinc gummy is a well balanced eye vitamin, ideal for those who do not handle tablets very well; our gummies are delicious in taste and texture, making them more palatable and easy to take. A formula that contains Zinc and Lutein is the gold standard for eye health. Each gummy contains 2.5mg of Lutein.
What’s more, our formula is also 100% vegan, GMO free, lactose and gluten free and suitable for both adults and children. Our Lutein and Zinc gummies are now available at a special price of £1.95 per bottle (each bottle contains 30 gummies). MOQ is 70 bottles.
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