What Is a Lutein Supplement?
Lutein supplements contain an antioxidant carotenoid (lutein) that gives fruits and vegetables a yellow color. Lutein is also found in large quantities in dark leafy vegetables like spinach and kale and in carrots. Lutein can also be found in animal fats and eggs. People are born with a certain amount of Lutein in their eyes, but the body does not reproduce it.
This lutein supplement is standardized at 5% and is taken from the flowers of the marigold plant (Tagetes erecta). The remaining 95% is plant matter that results as a byproduct from the extraction process.
Lutein Supplement Benefits
Lutein supplements contain a powerful antioxidant that plays an important role in human health. Most notably, lutein supplements support the eyes and promote healthy vision.† They may also promote heart health and protect the lungs.†
- Supports the eyes†
- Promotes healthy vision†
- Contributes to healthy skin†
- Heart healthy†
- Benefits & protects the lungs†