One of the most well-known carotenoids with antioxidant properties and multiple eye benefits.
Lutein is one of two major carotenoids found as a color pigment in the human eye (macula and retina). It is thought to function as a light filter, protecting the eye tissues from sunlight damage. Lutein is naturally found in leafy green vegetables, where it also plays a protective role for the plant, protecting it from excessive sun damage
Lutein is not made in the body, so as we age our body’s natural supply decreases, which is why it’s important to either ensure a steady supply of this nutrient from diet or to supplement it.
In addition to important eye and vision benefits, lutein acts as an antioxidant, helping protect cells against free radicals and against atherosclerosis (buildup of fatty deposits in arteries), the disease that leads to most heart attacks.
The Lutein in our supplements is derived from pure, natural sources – marigold flowers. It contains naturally occurring active carotenoids such as Zeaxanthin, which provides synergistic support.
Our lutein supplements come in different strengths, all available in easy to swallow, rapid release soft capsules. The standard 6mg lutein formulation comes in vegetarian capsules, manufactured using a patented technology, where the outer soft shell is made of carrageenan algae. The stronger formula providing 20mg of lutein comes in a traditional softgel.