What are MacuShield Original capsules?
MacuShield Original capsules are a food supplement designed to support your eye health. They work to support the macula in your eye, making them perfect for those who are concerned about their vision. These capsules are developed in collaboration with leading eye experts, using specially chosen nutrients to support your eyes.
What is age-related macular degeneration (AMD)?
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a common condition that makes the middle part of your vision blurry or distorted. AMD causes deterioration of the cells in your macula, which is a pigmented area near the centre of your retina and is responsible for most of your central vision. People usually develop AMD in their 50s or 60s, and it can happen over the course of a few years (dry AMD) or over just a few weeks or months (wet AMD).
How will MacuShield Original capsules support my eye health?
MacuShield Original capsules contain three nutrients which work together to support the macula in your eyes. These nutrients are found naturally in your macular pigment, so this product reinforces that pigment and may help to repair a lessened macula.
What are the nutritional values of these capsules?
Can I use this product if I’m pregnant?
If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking MacuShield Original capsules. This product may not be suitable at this time, and a medical professional can help you to make sure you’re only taking the products you need.
How to take these capsules
Take one MacuShield Original capsule a day, swallowed with a sip of water. For best results, take with a meal. Do not take more than one capsule a day.
When should this product not be used?
Do not take MacuShield Original capsules if you are allergic to any of the listed ingredients. This product is a food supplement and should not be taken in place of a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. Speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical condition or are under medical supervision.
Do MacuShield Original capsules have any side effects?
There currently are no known side effects of MacuShield Original capsules when they’re taken as recommended by the manufacturer. However, if you do experience any side effects, stop use and speak to your doctor or pharmacist right away. For more information about reporting the side effects of medication, please see the MHRA’s Yellow Card Scheme.
How to store this product
Store in a cool, dry place which is between 5 - 25 degrees C. Do not use this product if the expiry date printed on the original packaging has passed. Keep out of sight and reach of children.
This product is a food supplement; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
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I am taking 5mg of Amlodipine per day for high blood pressure. Can I take Macushield at the same time. I have been using Actase for the past year but see that Macushield has Meso Zeaxanthin which may be a better choice?
Taking Amlodipine and Macushield is totally fine, as there are no known interactions.
Macushield and Macushield Gold both contain 10mg of Lutein.
Actase Lutein ZA is a targeted eye supplement to help maintain healthy vision.
- Vitamins C and E which contribute to the protection of cells from oxidative stress
- Copper to help maintain healthy connective tissue.
- The cartenoids Lutein and Zeaxanthin, which are plant based pigments found to concentrate naturally in the macula
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