- Natural lutein source, extracted from marigolds, with GRAS status.
- Helps to improve certain symptoms of AMD.
- Protects against oxidative stress.
The lutein we are offering is from a natural source, extracted from marigolds (Tagetes erecta). It is guaranteed free from pesticides, dioxin and GMOs, and has GRAS status (Generally recognized as safe).
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in those over 45. While it is estimated that 20 to 25 mg lutein a day is necessary in order to provide protection, modern diets generally provide 2 mg or less a day. Lutein supplementation can prevent or slow down the development of macular degeneration. A recent study shows that lutein helps to reverse certain symptoms of AMD.
The antioxidant carotenoid lutein is particularly concentrated in the macula, where it protects against age-related macular degeneration and oxidative stress. The macula is situated behind the lens and is responsible for detailed vision and colour differentiation.
|Daily serving: 1 capsules
Number of servings per bottle : 60
|Free lutein (from 80mg of marigold extract (Tagetes erecta) standardised to 25% free lutein)||20 mg|
|Other ingredients: Acacia gum, rice bran.|