Lutein 20 mg. is a nutritional supplement made by Pure Encapsulations, manufacturers of hypo allergenic nutrition supplements. Every batch of finished products are tested and certified by independent laboratories. All products are manufactured under conditions similar to those employed in making pharmaceutical grade drugs and complies with the FDA GMP guidelines. More Information on the Manufacturing and Quality Control of this supplement.
About Lutein 20 mg.:
*Lutein is a carotenoid found in a vast number of fruits and vegetables. Like other carotenoids, lutein has antioxidant activity in various tissues, but is only one of two that is stored within the retina where it promotes the integrity and density of the macular pigment, a key component of ocular health.
Multiple clinical studies suggest a direct relationship between lutein supplementation and macula lutein concentration. Lutein uptake reportedly occurs in the receptor layer of the eye through a soluble carotenoid- binding protein called tubulin. Clinical trials have indicated that lutein specifically supports vision health through a combination of pigment associated antioxidant protection and light screening mechanisms. Furthermore, a two-year, double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot study reported that lutein may support healthy visual function in older individuals more efficiently than alpha tocopherol.
Pure Encapsulations free-form Lutein is structurally similar to the lutein found naturally in spinach and other leafy greens, providing optimal support for macular health and antioxidant support for the retina.
Olmedilla B, Granado F, Blanco I, Vaquero M. Lutein, but not alpha- tocopherol, supplementation improves visual function in patients with age-related cataracts: a 2-y double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot study. Nutrition 2003 Jan;19(1):21-4 .
Ingredients and Dosage:
each softgel capsule contains:
lutein 20 mg.
(from 100 mg. marigold flower extract)
vitamin E (mixed tocopherols) 1 i.u.
other ingredients: safflower oil, gelatin, glycerin, water, beeswax
1–2 capsules daily, with meals.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. See Disclaimer
Lutein is sourced from FloraGLO™ brand. FloraGLO™ is a registered trademark of Kemin Industries, Inc.
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