Supporting the eye-brain axis

What is the eye-brain axis?

When the retina detects an image, it sends a signal to the brain via the optic nerve, which serves as the main ‘connectors’ between the retina and the brain. These optic nerves carry information to the thalamus, which is responsible for transmitting sensory and motor information to and from the cortex. One part of the thalamus includes a specialized visual structure: the lateral geniculate nucleus (LGN). When the optic nerves reach the LGN, they switch off, and finally the LGN sends the message to the occipital lobe of the brain, which controls most visual functions.

The occipital lobe is the center of vision. The parietal lobe plays an important role in visuo-spatial perception, our ability to recognize and adapt to the physical space around us. This includes abilities such as depth perception, navigation and locomotion. The temporal lobe controls memory; It gives meaning to the images we see. The frontal lobe may also play a role in vision and is credited with the brain’s ability to focus.1

The role of eye-brain axis on visual & cognitive health

There is an interaction between the eye and the brain. Injuries or diseases that affect an area of the brain can cause varying degrees of visual impairment or even blindness. Research has linked age-related vision loss to cognitive decline from diseases such as inflammation, diabetes and high blood pressure that affect blood vessels in the brain and eyes, leading to cognitive decline and vision loss. This means that the same health conditions that impair vision can also affect perception in the same person.2,3

A study published in the medical journal Neurology® shows that people with mild vascular disease that damages the retina are more likely to have problems with thinking and memory because they may also have vascular disease in the brain. American Academy of Neurology.4

The brain-eye axis plays an important role in ocular as well as mental performances. Solutions that not only protect the eyes but also support cognition are ideal for supporting the brain-eye axis.

Lute-gen® is one such ingredient.  It is clinically-proven to significantly increase Macular Pigment Optical Density (MPOD) levels in healthy adults. Increased MPOD levels may reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and alleviate the damage caused due to oxidative stress & blue-light. It is also shown to significantly improve episodic memory, visual memory & visual learning. The effects of Lutein & Zeaxanthin on visual memory and performance may have important implications for the prevention of cognitive decline as a relationship between visual memory and cognitive decline has been identified.

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1.       What Part of the Brain Controls Vision? |

2.       Ref: Our eyes and brain. Relationship status: It’s complicated |

3.       A Neurologist Explains How Eye Health Impacts Your Brain | eye-brain-connection – Well+Good

4.       Eye health is related to brain health- Science Daily

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Carotenoids for cognition: study suggests link between intake and brain health

A recent study observed that better performances in cognitive function tests were associated with increased dietary intakes of α-Carotene & β-Carotene in a cross-sectional study utilizing elderly participants from the Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).

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Studies like this one, shed light on new ways to help improve the cognitive health of the elderly.

CaroRiteTM, our clinically-proven carotenoid complex with α-Carotene, Lutein, Zeaxanthin, β-Carotene & Lycopene may be the ideal ingredient to support the cognitive performance and overall wellbeing of your ageing consumers.

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Bio-gen strengthens EU presence with NUTRAGROUP

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Lutein and Zeaxanthin may help protect musculoskeletal health

A first of its kind study to evaluate the longitudinal associations between plasma lutein and zeaxanthin concentrations, and incident frailty and changes in musculoskeletal outcomes in older adults, found that lutein and zeaxanthin may help mitigate frailty and age-related decline in musculoskeletal health. This may be primarily due to the anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of lutein and zeaxanthin.

The Dublin based research team mined the data from the Irish Longitudinal Study of Ageing (TILDA), a long term study that has data from 8500 participants over the age of 50 in Ireland.

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Lute-gen®, our award-winning ingredient for Healthy Ageing, is an ideal ingredient to provide the adequate daily requirement of lutein and zeaxanthin in innovative and easy-to-consume formats, thanks to our various delivery technologies.

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome may be linked to low fiber intake

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Increasing dietary fiber intake may help fight against PCOS. However, with our modern diets and food choices, it is increasingly difficult to achieve optimum fiber intake. A conscious effort may be required to improve fiber intake by choosing to consume more whole foods that provide a good fiber composition.

FenuLean®, our Fenugreek Protein and Fiber, not only provides an adequate amount of plant based protein and fiber per serving, but is also clinically-proven to support healthy blood glucose levels and body weight. This may make it an ideal ingredient in the fight against PCOS since weight gain and obesity are also associated with it.  Read more on that here:

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