|What Is It?
Lutein is a carotenoid found in a vast number of fruits
and vegetables. 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.*
Uses For Lutein
Healthy Visual Function: 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 via a soluble carotenoid-binding protein called tubulin.
Clinical trials have indicated that lutein specically
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.*
What Is The Source?
Lutein is sourced from FloraGLO brand, which is derived from marigold flower extract. Vitamin E (mixed
tocopherols) is derived from soybean oil.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These products are not meant to diagnose, treat or cure any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before starting any exercise or nutritional supplement program or before using these or any product during pregnancy or if you have a serious medical condition.
each softgel capsule containslutein ...........................................................................................20 mg.vitamin E (mixed tocopherols).............................................................1 i.u.other ingredients: safflower oil, beeswax, gelatin capsule
Pure Encapsulations recommends 1-2 capsules per day, with meals.
Are There Any Potential Side Effects Or Precautions?At this time, there are no known side effects or precautions. If pregnant or lactating, consult your physician before taking this product.Are There Any Potential Drug Interactions?At this time, there are no known adverse reactions when taken in conjunction with medications.
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