WHAT IS LUTEIN?
Lutein is an antioxidant carotenoid that occurs in nature with zeaxanthin, a closely related carotenoid. Lutein and zeaxanthin concentrate in the eye’s macula and lens, as well as in the skin, breast and cervical tissues. Both lutein and zeaxanthin helps to protect the macula from degradation normally associated with aging and oxidataive stress. The macula is responsible for focus and color differentiation. Lutein and zeaxanthin are found in dark green, leafy vegetables. While the average American intake of lutein is only 2 mg per day, other population groups consume up to 20 to 25 mg per day. Herbal Secrets Lutein is extracted from marigold petals. Each softgel contains 20 mg lutein from lutein esters, which are naturally occurring, more stable and are well absorbed.
BENEFITS TO EYE HEALTH
Lutein and zeaxanthin may help to filter harmful high-energy blue wavelengths of light and help protect and maintain healthy cells in the eyes. Of the 600 carotenoids found in nature, only these two are deposited in high quantities in the retina (macula) of the eye. Unfortunately, the human body does not naturally make the lutein and zeaxanthin it needs. Therefore eating green vegetables is important. Herbal Secrets Lutein 20 Mg with 800 mcg of Zeaxanthin getting daily amounts of lutein and zeaxanthin is easy to help maintain good eye health.
EYE HEALTH AS YOU AGE
The crystalline lens (the natural lens in the eye) primarily collects and focuses light on the retina. To do this throughout your life, the lens must remain clear. As you age, oxidation of the lens leads to cloud in the lens. Antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin nutrients may help to neutralize free radicals that are associated with oxidative stress and retinal damage.
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