Lutein, provided by Douglas Laboratories®, is extracted from Marigold flower petals, a potent natural source. In addition, each softgel provides significant amounts of natural zeaxanthin which is a structurally and functionally similar carotenoid.
Lutein and zeaxanthin are nutritionally important carotenoids that occur in selected, often brightly colored vegetables, such as corn, spinach and kale. Like many other carotenoids, it is an important antioxidant nutrient that protects healthy cells from oxidative and free radical damage. Free radicals are unstable chemicals formed in the body during metabolism and from exposure to environmental sources, such as pollution and cigarette smoke.
Free radicals are not inherently bad (they are necessary for energy metabolism and immune function), but when there is an excessive number of free radicals in the body, they can attack healthy cells, especially their membrane lipids and proteins. This, in turn, is thought to contribute to a number of degenerative diseases.
This product may be a useful dietary supplement for those who wish to increase their daily intake.
Each softgel contains:
- Vitamin E (d-alpha tocopherol) – 1 I.U.
- Lutein – 6 mg
- Zeaxanthin – 300 mcg
Other ingredients: safflower oil, gelatin, glycerin, and purified water
One to two softgels daily with meals, or as directed by one of our health coach professionals.
No adverse side effects have been reported.
Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct light. Keep out of reach of children.