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Lutein for Kids (Gummy Vitamin)
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Lutein for Kid’s Eye Health

Our Eye Vitamin Gummy contains Lutein and Zeaxanthin and other added vitamins such as Vitamin C. These are essential eye nutrients that will help support our kid’s developing eyes in this digitalised world.


Lutein & Zeaxanthin

 

Lutein and Zeaxanthin are plant-based carotenoids with antioxidant properties that are present in our eyes and also in our brain and skin. 

 

Benefits of Lutein and Zeaxanthin:  

 

  1. Strengthen blue light defense naturally from within

    Lutein is a powerful antioxidant that works together with Zeaxanthin to protect our retina by filtering away harmful blue light. It helps by strengthening our macula, which helps to filter blue light before it reaches the light-sensitive retina.
     

     

  2. Support overall eye health for young, developing eyes

    Lutein is a carotenoid with anti-inflammatory properties.
    These antioxidants work to protect young eyes from free radical damage. A reduction in such antioxidants over time can impair their vision. As a result, these carotenoids are important for the maintenance and improvement of eye health, as well as the beneficial effects on the protection and alleviation of myopia.

    (Cite:
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7352796/
    )

  3. May improve cognitive function

    According to research, Lutein may also play a crucial role in brain function and optimizing cognitive health. More recent observational evidence indicates that Lutein is likely also important for kids’ brain development such as processing speed, executive processes and cognitive efficiency.

     

    (Cite: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6629295/)

  4. Improve skin health

     

    Too much blue light exposure could be harmful to our skin as well as our eyes. Lutein and Zeaxanthin absorb high energy wavelengths of visible light, such as blue light. These powerful antioxidants may also protect our skin from sun and screen damage!
 
Where to get Lutein & Zeaxanthin


Our body can’t produce Lutein or Zeaxanthin naturally, so we must get them through our daily diet. The most common sources of Lutein are from dark leafy greens such as kale, spinach and broccoli. 

 

According to various studies, the recommended daily intake for eye health is 10mg Lutein and 2mg Zeaxanthin. This is equivalent to 1 cup of kale, 1.2 cups of spinach or 3 cups of corn! Even as adults, we struggle to consume this amount for a daily meal, let alone our kids. Moreover, kids can be pretty fussy when it comes to eating vegetables. Hence, they may not consume enough essential eye nutrients for their developing eyes.

 

Lookafter Digital Eyes Vitamin Gummy contains 10mg of Lutein and 2mg of Zeaxanthin in each serving (2 gummies), which is the recommended daily amount. They taste so yummy that kids will remind you about their eye vitamins. 

Vitamin C


Known for its immune-boosting properties, is a powerful antioxidant that provides many benefits to our body. During this current coronavirus pandemic, it plays an even more important role in boosting our kid’s immunity.

 

Vitamin C helps the body to produce the white blood cells that are essential to a proper immune response and are also necessary for the production of collagen – a protein that provides a structure for the eyes. 

 

Each serving (2 gummies) of our eye vitamin gummies contains 40 mg of Vitamin C. The Recommended Dietary Allowance of Vitamin C depends on the kid’s age, find out more on the daily RDA here.

Why does our kid’s eye health need more attention? 


According to The Straits Times article, myopia is rising among kids in Singapore as screen time goes up during pandemic. With more home-based learning and online enrichment classes, the number of hours spent on digital devices has increased exponentially. In Singapore, 80% of 18 years old are myopic according to Associate Professor Audrey Chia at Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC).

 

Squinting or rubbing their eyes while using tablets or phones are signs of visual fatigue from excessive screen time which are often overlooked.

 

Moreover, kids are too young to be fully capable of expressing and managing their eye issues. Even when their eyes are strained or tired, it may not occur to them to take screen breaks or to lookafter their eyes without proper guidance.

 

Screen time restriction is a good first step to protect their eyes, but such measures can only go so far, given the increasing role of technology in their lives. Nutrition is an alternative in supporting healthy young eyes while embracing today’s digital lifestyle by strengthening their eyes from within, especially if they are fussy eaters. 

 

Our eye vitamin gummies contain essential nutrients to maintain healthy cells in the eyes and strengthen the eyes’ natural blue light defense. It helps in promoting healthy retina development and protects their young eyes against damage. Learn the full ingredient list here.

 

It’s time to give our kid’s’ eye health the attention it needs and provide the TLC they deserve in this digital age. 

 

Our journey to healthy young eyes begins here: apply “XG5B7PD6” during checkout for 10% off Lookafter Digital Eyes Vitamin Gummy. Cheers to easier and tastier eye care habits!