FloraGLO® Lutein and OPTISHARP™ Natural zeaxanthin are natural carotenoids obtained from the marigold flower, which has a clinically proven positive impact during all stages of life.Lutein and zeaxanthin are two plant pigments from the group of carotenoids, which lend the fruit and vegetable its yellow to reddish colour. Our body cannot synthesize it. Hence, it is important to import them with food and dietary supplements. They work best when taken in combination. The blood levels of lutein and zeaxanthin are proven to increase during pregnancy, and they are transferred with the umbilical cord to the fetus, whereas the blood levels of other known carotenoids of the mother-to-be remain unchanged.
After the lutein and zeaxanthin have been transferred from the mother to the fetus, they are accumulated in the fetus’s retina between the 17th and 22th week of pregnancy. The nutrients the mother imports passes into breast milk, protecting the infant indirectly during breastfeeding. Both lutein and zeaxanthin are therefore very important, even after giving birth. Lutein and zeaxanthin accumulate in the brain, skin, breast tissue, but also in the mother’s milk, providing anti-oxidative protection to the baby.
Due to their key role in cell division and the formation of certain fetal structures, one should start taking folates 12 weeks before conception. Prenatal Omega3 + contains two forms of folic acid – the active form 5-MTHF (600 µg) and folic acid (200 µg),, which contributes to the optimal bioavailability of folate in the mother’s body. Low maternal folate levels are a risk factor for the development of neural tube damage in developing fetuses.
Just 2 Licaps® OceanCaps® Prenatal Omega3 + capsules a day are enough to import all the essential nutrients in optimal doses vital for the mother and the baby. Licaps® capsules further increase the absorption efficiency of high-value active substances and protect the active ingredients from oxygen and external influences.