Lutein: Important Antioxidant for Eye Health
Lutein is a carotenoid found in vegetables and fruits. It is not made in the body and can be obtained only through large amounts of certain fruits and vegetables or through food and vitamin supplements. Products containing lutein are in high demand by consumers who don’t have time or don’t choose to consume enough lutein in their diets. If you are concerned about the health of your eyes, consider Vitabase Lutein.
Lutein is the primary carotenoid found in the macula, the central part of the retina. Lutein has been found in the eyes, serum, skin, cervix, brain, and breast. Within the human eye, lutein deposits itself in the macular region as well as the entire retina, ciliary iris bodies, and lens. While lutein is not a vitamin, it is an antioxidant that may help protect the macula tissue from destructive oxidation reactions by scavenging free radicals. Lutein also filters high-energy blue light that can damage the macula and skin.Support for Macular Degeneration and Cataracts
Researchers at Harvard found that eating 6 mg of lutein each day lowered the odds of developing macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness in the elderly, by 43 percent. According to several studies, loading up on lutein also seems to reduce the likelihood of cataracts by 20 to 50 percent. Further research is necessary, however, before a specific health benefit can be determined.
Lutein is found abundantly in green leafy vegetables such as spinach and kale, but few people eat enough of these vegetables to get an adequate intake of lutein. To consume the recommended 6 mg per day, one must eat a large bowl of spinach salad or the equivalent.Why We Use FloraGlo® Lutein
Vitabase uses FloraGlo® lutein extract in Lutein Plus because it is the highest-quality lutein on the market. FloraGlo® lutein is purified from marigold extract using patented processes to ensure it is the same lutein found in nature.
Unlike lutein esters, FloraGlo®-brand lutein is chemically identical to lutein found in spinach, kale, collard greens, and other green leafy vegetables in our diets. In fact, 93 percent of the lutein absorbed by the human body is present as lutein, not lutein esters.Formulation Includes Bilberry for Added Benefits If you would like to protect your eye health and provide powerful antioxidant protection for your body, then Vitabase Lutein Plus is the answer for you. In addition to lutein, our formulation also contains bilberry, which provides additional antioxidant protection for super vision and optimal health.
Bilberry became popular after World War II when pilots discovered that including bilberry in the diet improved night vision. Bilberry has been prescribed in France since 1945 as a treatment for retinopathy, a vision problem suffered by diabetics.Label Information and Ingredients:
Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, adults take one (1) capsule, one (1) to three (3) times daily with meals, or as directed by a health care professional. Store in a cool, dry place and away from direct light. Some settling may occur within capsules during shipping.