Lutein is a xanthophyll and occurs naturally in green leafy vegetables such as spinach, kale and egg yolks. It has antioxidant properties and is also found in the human retina. Cataracts and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) are the leading causes of acquired blindness in the Western world. Blue light is believed to induce oxidative stress and possible free-radical damage in the eyes. According to scientific literature, lutein is capable of filtering the high-energy, blue wavelengths of light from the visible light spectrum. Thus, together with its sister compound zeaxanthin, it may play a key role in the maintenance of eye-health. Leading doctors recommend a dietary intake of at least 6 mg of lutein per day to benefit from these positive effects. Lutein, like zeaxanthin, has an orange-red color. Its E number is E161b.
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Various forms of Lutein can be created to your specifications. Please contact us if you require a custom formulation for your application. We will be glad to work with you to satisfy your requirements.