is a vision specific medical food created to replenish and restore the macular protective pigment. A robust macular pigment protects the macula against damaging free radicals, oxidative blue light, and is associated with a decreased risk of developing age-related macular degeneration. Lumega-Z is composed of more than 35 micronutrients with potent antioxidant ability and the three critical carotenoids (Lutein, Zeaxanthin and Meso-zeaxanthin), which make up the macular pigment.Though Lumega-Z
was created with the AMD epidemic in mind, its ingredients are thought to be beneficial for other types of eye disease (i.e., cataract formation and glaucoma). Many experts believe these same ingredients may have a wide range of other positive effects on the body.Lumega-Z is an advanced scientific and research validated medical food for the replenishment and restoration of the Macular Protective Pigment.
Lumega-Z is a specially formulated and processed product containing adequate amounts of the three carotenoids that make up the macular protective pigment – Lutein, Zeaxanthin, and Meso-Zeaxanthin for the partial feeding of a patient by means of oral intake. Meso-Zeaxanthin, the most important of these carotenoids does not occur naturally in foodstuffs and therefore must be ingested via a specially processed product.
Qualifying as a medical food validates the impeccable quality control of micronutrients and ensures the formula is precisely tailored to treat or manage a specific disease or condition. Medical foods must be recommended and administered under the supervision of a physician or professional healthcare provider, once deemed necessary after medical evaluation.
Nutrition Labeling and Education Act of 1990, incorporated the definition of medical foods contained in the Orphan Drugs Amendments of 1988 into Section 403(q)(5)(A)(iv) of the FDCA.