The carotenoid lutein contains powerful antioxidants and is beneficial to the eyes and skin. It helps protect against UV damage, thereby supporting vision.
Lutein for Eye Health
- Supports macular function and eye health.
- Helps protect against UV damage to the eyes.
- Provides powerful antioxidant properties
- Provides 10 mg lutein per capsule.
How It Works:
Lutein and zeaxanthin are found naturally in marigold petals. These macular pigments support eye health by absorbing blue light and preventing oxidative stress. These nutrients are highly concentrated in the macula of the eye. This area is responsible for focus and color differentiation. Research shows that higher plasma levels of lutein and zeaxanthin may be associated with macular health. As an antioxidant, lutein can protect healthy cells from damage caused by free radicals and can filter out damaging light, protecting eye tissues.
Lutein, zeaxanthin and hibiscus flowers.
Take 1 capsule once or twice daily with a meal.
Lutein for Eye Health
Good Morning America reported that a study
conducted at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary found
that overindulging in highly processed junk foods may increase
the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration
(AMD) by more than two-fold.
AMD is the leading cause of blindness and vision impairment
in the United States for people over 55.
This study revealed for the first time a link between diet
Earlier studies showed a link between a diet rich in dark,
leafy green vegetables and overall macular health. And researchers
have found that adding vegetables like spinach and kale
(high in the phytonutrient lutein) to your diet helps support
The macula lutea is a yellow spot at the center of
the retina (the back of the eye).
When you look at an object, its image is formed on the retina.
The concentration of the pigment in the macula decreases
with age. Lutein (a carotenoid) helps protect the macula
lutea because of its capacity to filter short-wave visible
light. It intensifies the yellow color of the macula and
promotes lasting eye health.
Due to their antioxidant properties, lutein and zeaxanthin
(another carotenoid) have also been shown to help protect
the lipid membranes of the macula lutea against oxidation.
Two recent studies show that people with AMD have reported
improved vision after supplementing with lutein.
Lutein has also been shown to support breast health and
may be of particular importance to women, as women have
been shown to store less lutein than men.
Getting more lutein in the diet or through supplementation
is especially important for women.
You can bet that Americans will be slow to give up their
junk food-even at the price of their vision.
Perhaps we can help fight back with lutein supplementation.
NSP Lutein gives you 10 mg. lutein per capsule.