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NOW Foods Lutein

$23.30
Size
60 softgels
NOW Foods Lutein

Now Foods Lutein is a natural eye health support using a synergistic blend of carotenoids. Produced from marigold flowers, this eye supplement’s most powerful ingredient is the antioxidant lutein. Lutein contains carotenoids which are helpful in maintaining high acuity vision and macular health.

Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 1 Softgel
Servings Per Container: 60

 

Amount Per Serving

% Daily Value

Lutein (Free Lutein)

(from Lutein Esters)

(derived from Marigold Flowers)

10 mg

 †

† Daily Value not established.

Other Ingredients: Softgel capsule (gelatin, glycerin, caramel colour, water) organic extra virgin olive oil, silica.

Suggested Use

Take 1 softgel daily, preferably with meals.

Precautions

For adults only. Consult physician if pregnant/nursing, taking medication or have a medical condition.

 

Now Foods Lutein helps in achieving healthy serum lutein levels and macular pigment levels, which are very crucial for total eye health. Because lutein is related to Vitamin A and consequently beta-carotene, it naturally nourishes the eyes and protects it from damages which may impair vision. Eye nutrients, especially lutein are needed by older people who are at risk of developing vision problems related to aging. As a high potency antioxidant, lutein also counteracts the damaging effects of free radicals in the body. Damaging free radical activities are a major cause of vision loss and impaired vision in older people. Lutein supplements may help provide protection against the harmful effects of prolonged exposure to the light emitted by computer monitors. By naturally nourishing the eyes, Lutein vitamin help the eyes to be more resistant against eye strain. Apart from eye health, lutein benefits also reaches out to the skin by protecting it from the harmful effects of the sun’s UV rays. Lutein, like other antioxidants help support a healthy heart and blood vessels, healthy brain and cognitive functions, and healthy immune system for stronger resistance against bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Lutein supplements may also supply additional lutein for women who are at risk for lutein deficiency due to Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) and oral contraceptives.

Lutein is a form of Vitamin A found in high concentrations in the retinas of the eye. It is widely known as the “eye vitamin” because it plays a very important role in the maintenance of good vision. Food sources of lutein include corn, carrots, tomatoes, squash, kale, orange, kiwifruit, grapes, broccoli, spinach, and other green leafy vegetables. Because lutein supply from the diet increases the lutein in the eyes, it can help prevent macular degeneration common in the elderly. In the eyes, lutein works as a filter against too much light from the sun protecting eye tissues from damage. Although most lutein in the body is found in the eyes, it can also be found in the blood, brain, breasts, cervix, and skin. Its antioxidant properties helps prevent the effects of accumulation of free radicals in these major organs. As lutein is not produced by the body independently, the diet must supply the lutein demands of the body. Lutein supplementation is also another favourable option to avoid lutein deficiency and other health problems associated with it.