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Lutein and Zeaxanthin - The Carotenoids That Keep Your Eyes Healthy and Your Mood Up
You've probably heard of carotenoids before - those plant pigments that give fruits and vegetables their characteristic colors. These include beta-carotene (the stuff that makes carrots orange), lycopene (the pigment that makes tomatoes red), and astaxanthin (the compound that gives salmon its pink color). But did you know that there are also carotenoids that are essential for keeping your eyes healthy? These are lutein and zeaxanthin, Lets take a closer look at their benefits.
Lutein and zeaxanthin are free radical scavenging carotenoids that are preferentially deposited in the macula, a specialized area of the eye that is responsible for central vision.* Acting as primary filters of high-energy blue light, lutein and zeaxanthin help to promote normal visual health by neutralizing free radicals formed by light exposure, which is critical for normal recovery from bright light exposure and the maintenance of healthy contrast sensitivity.* Lutein and zeaxanthin are also found in neural tissues, including the brain, where they can support normal cognitive function, maintain a positive mood, and optimize the stress response.* These carotenoids may also play a role in optimizing sleep quality by minimizing sleep latency and arousal during the night.*
In other words, lutein and zeaxanthin help to protect your eyes from damage caused by exposure to blue light, improve your mood, cognitive function, and stress response, and promote better sleep. Not bad for two little compounds!
So how can you make sure you're getting enough lutein and zeaxanthin in your diet? Well, these carotenoids are found naturally in dark green leafy vegetables such as spinach, kale, Swiss chard, collards, watercress, arugula, mustard greens, turnip greens, beet greens, romaine lettuce - basically any green vegetable with lots of chlorophyll. Eggs are also a good source of these nutrients. If you're not getting enough of these foods in your diet (or if you simply want extra insurance), you can also take a lutein/zeaxanthin supplement.
Lutein and zeaxanthi are powerful carotenoids with many potential health benefits. These nutrients can help to protect your eyes from damage caused by exposure to blue light, improve your mood, cognitive function, stress response, and promote better sleep. You can get lutein and zeaxanthi from eating dark green leafy vegetables or from taking a supplement. So why not give it a try and see if these compounds can help improve your health?
Suggested Usage: Take 1 softgel daily with a fat-containing meal.
Serving Size: 1 Softgel
Servings Per Container: 60
Description Amount per Serving % Daily Value
Lutein (from Marigold Flowers Extract) (Tagetes spp.) (Lutemax® 2020) 25 mg
**Daily Value not established.
Zeaxanthin (from Marigold Flowers Extract) (Tagetes spp.) (Lutemax® 2020) 5 mg
**Daily Value not established.
Other Ingredients: Softgel Capsule [bovine gelatin (BSE-free), glycerin, water], Sunflower Oil and Mixed Tocopherols (from non-GMO soy oil).
Not manufactured with yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, milk, egg, fish, shellfish or sesame ingredients. Produced in a GMP facility that processes other ingredients containing these allergens.
Caution: For adults only. Consult physician if pregnant/nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition. Keep out of reach of children.
Natural color variation may occur in this product.
Lutemax® is a registered trademark of OmniActive Health Technologies, LTD.
Made and quality tested in the USA with globally sourced ingredients.
Family owned since 1968.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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