Marigold Extract Lutein Powder
- Sample:5-10g Sample For free
- CAS No:127-40-2
- Shelf Life: 2 years
- Appearance :Orange yellow
- Test Method :HPLC/UV
- Used part :Marigold Extract Flower
Lutein Product Description
Lutein is a carotenoid found in the macula and retina of the human eye. Often referred to as the “eye vitamin,” it is thought to work as a light filter and protect the eyes from sun damage.
Lutein is naturally found in many fruits and vegetables, especially those with deep green, orange, and yellow colorings, such as spinach, broccoli, carrots, and bell peppers. Egg yolks also contain high levels of lutein.1Lutein is also available in supplement form.
Lutein is a high-quality antioxidant. Lutein is an important natural pigment and natural health product, and is a green and healthy food raw material.
Of the 700 carotenoids identified in nature, only about 20 have been consistently found in the human body. Of these, zeaxanthin and Lutein are primarily found in the human eye.You can find zeaxanthin and lutein in a variety of fruits, vegetables, and animal products, such as egg yolks.They belong to the carotenoid class of pigments called xanthophylls, and they’re found in high concentrations in light-exposed structures in both plants and the human eye.
In scientific studies, zeaxanthin and lutein are often described together due to their overlapping functions in the eye, but also because the human body can convert lutein into zeaxanthin .
Lutein and zeaxanthin are the only dietary carotenoids that accumulate in the retina, particularly the macula region, which is located at the back of your eye.
Because they’re found in concentrated amounts in the macula, they’re known as macular pigments .
The macula is essential for vision. Lutein and zeaxanthin work as important antioxidants in this area by protecting your eyes from harmful free radicals. It’s thought that a reduction of these antioxidants over time can impair eye health.
Lutein and zeaxanthin also act as a natural sunblock by absorbing excess light energy. They’re thought to especially protect your eyes from harmful blue light .
Below are some conditions with which lutein and zeaxanthin may help:
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD): Consumption of lutein and zeaxanthin may protect against AMD progression to blindness .
- Cataracts: Cataracts are cloudy patches at the front of your eye. Eating foods rich in lutein and zeaxanthin may slow their formation .
- Diabetic retinopathy: In animal diabetes studies, supplementing with lutein and zeaxanthin has been shown to reduce oxidative stress markers that damage the eyes .
- Retinal detachment: Rats with retinal detachments who were given lutein injections had 54% less cell death than those injected with corn oil .
- Uveitis: This is an inflammatory condition in the middle layer of the eye. Lutein and zeaxanthin may help reduce the inflammatory process involved .
The research to support lutein and zeaxanthin for eye health is promising, but not all studies show benefits. For example, some studies found no link between lutein and zeaxanthin intake and the risk of early onset age-related macular degeneration.
While there are many factors at play, having enough lutein and zeaxanthin is still crucial to your overall eye health.
What Is Lutein ?
Lutein extract is a type of xanthophyll often used in treatment or prevention of eye diseases. Lutein supplements contain a natural substance classified as a carotenoid—a group of plant pigments with antioxidant effects. Lutein supplements provide a more concentrated supply of this antioxidant.
What Does Lutein Do To Your Body?
Lutein extract is one of two major carotenoids found in the human eye (macula and retina). It is thought to function as a light filter, protecting the eye tissues from sunlight damage. Foods rich in lutein include egg yolks, spinach, kale, corn, orange pepper, kiwi fruit, grapes, zucchini, and squash.
Where Is Lutein From?
The most important source (more than 20-times higher amount) are flower petals of Marigold, where lutein is chemically bound to various types of fatty acids such as lauric, mystric and palmitic acids. Upon saponification of the Marigold extract, the lutein fatty acid esters are converted to free lutein (Khachik, 1995).
What Is Lutein Made From?
Lutein and zeaxanthin are made only by plants, so animals normally get them by eating plants. Highest concentrations are found in dark green leafy vegetables such as kale, spinach, swiss chard, and mustard and turnip greens − although these nutrients are also found in a variety of other vegetables (see table, below).
Who Should Not Take Lutein ?
Do not take more than 20 mg per day of a lutein supplement. Pregnant or breastfeeding women and children should not take supplemental lutein. Keep all supplements, vitamins, and other medicines securely out of the sight and reach of children and pets. Use only USP-Verified herbal and supplement products.
Does Lutein Really Help Eyes?
Lutein is a carotenoid with reported anti-inflammatory properties. A large body of evidence shows that lutein has several beneficial effects, especially on eye health. In particular, lutein is known to improve or even prevent age-related macular disease which is the leading cause of blindness and vision impairment.
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