DHA and Lutein are loaded into the liposomes to make them work synergistically,
providing a unique combination for vision health.
FOCONEO liposomal DHA-Lutein supports vision health
Our high-end liposomal DHA-Lutein supplement FOCONEO is superior in terms of absorption and effectiveness due to our proprietary formulation process and liposome technology.
What is lutein?
Lutein is a naturally occurring carotenoid that, together with zeaxanthin, constitutes the macula of the eye, the region responsible for clear, central vision and colour perception [1,2]. Lutein absorbs blue light and thereby protects the eye from light induced damage. In addition, the carotenoid acts as an antioxidant: it reduces the number of harmful oxygen intermediates that can impair eye function . In its standard form, very little of a typical dose of lutein gets absorbed by the human body.
Health effects of lutein
Since lutein is not produced endogenously, it must be consumed from our diet . Among others, it can be found in fruits and vegetables as well as egg yolk [5,6]. The intake of sufficient amounts of lutein is important in maintaining eye health. Higher lutein consumption has been linked to a reduced risk of age-related macular disease (ARMD) . Furthermore, lutein supplementation improved visual function in patients with ARMD  and reduced further progression to ARMD in individuals with low dietary lutein intake . Many other beneficial health effects have been reported, including improved cognitive function, decreased risk of cancer and improvement in biomarkers related to cardiovascular health .
Benefits of liposomal lutein
Lutein has poor aqueous solubility and therefore low oral bioavailability. Lipophilic compounds such as lutein become more bioavailable when they are incorporated into phospholipid carriers [11,12]. Liposomes therefore pose a suitable candidate for a delivery system. Lutein is strongly retained by the liposomal membrane and is hardly released into gastric fluid. The latter is desirable since degradation of the active molecule in the stomach can reduce the amount available for absorption in the intestine [13,14]. In addition, lutein encapsulated in liposomes showed greater antioxidant activity compared to lutein in suspension .
Benefits of liposomal lutein in combination with DHA
DHA is arguably the most valuable omega 3 fatty acid for vision health [1-3]. DHA plays an important role in eye development while it helps maintain retinal function. Also for DHA the way it is formulated and delivered is crucial to maximize its efficacy in the human body. Both compounds greatly benefit from a phospholipid liposome matrix and synergize each other. LIPOSOMA’s Foconeo features both lutein and DHA in an advanced liposomal product that particularly stands out among the wide arsenal of other omega 3- and lutein-containing health supplements in that it is formulated and manufactured to provide the best conditions for the actives to maximize uptake in the intestines and reach the eye. DHA and Lutein are loaded into the liposomes to make them work synergistically, providing a unique combination for vision health.
Liposoma’s Foconeo lutein-DHA comes in a uniquely freeze-dried form
While most other DHA- and lutein-containing health supplements are oil-based or provided as an aqueous dispersion, LIPOSOMA’s liposomal DHA product also features the benefits of a freeze-dried powder formulation for improved storage stability. LIPOSOMA has developed a freeze drying technique for its liposomal supplements that allows both for freezing and drying without damaging the vesicular bilayer structure of the liposome. This means that after reconstitution in a water environment (e.g. in the intestinal lumen) the liposomes reappear the way they were made without chemical or morphological decay.
Freeze drying not only ensures long-term physical and chemical stability but also makes LIPOSOMA’s supplements compatible with so-called Delayed Release capsules that only open after passage through the stomach, avoiding the detrimental gastric environment. This is something any DHA food supplement product can significantly benefit from but this cannot be achieved with most other (oil-based) products, including the DHA-enriched oils. FOCONEO is a technologically-superior liposomal DHA-lutein product in comparison of standard supplements that have poor efficacy due to inadequate absorption and cellular utilization.
With FOCONEO we provide you a therapeutic, bioavailable vision health supplement that allows the body to better utilize its numerous benefits that are being studied and documented by many scientists all over the world.
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