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Lutein

Research suggests that lutein, an antioxidant, plays a vital role in the health of your eyes, skin, and cardiovascular system.* Antioxidants defend your body from cell damage, which is caused by destructive free radicals.* Within your body there is a war between healthy cells and substances known as free radicals. When these free radicals begin to attack your healthy cells, they can be weakened and your immune system may be compromise.

The Role of Lutein

  • Lutein belongs to the xanthophyll family of carotenoids, which are synthesized within dark green leafy plants, such as spinach and kale, and other foods such as eggs.
  • Studies have shown that lutein reduces the risk of eye diseases, and also plays a role in the health other tissues including skin tissue, breast tissue, and the brain tissue.*
  • There are several recent studies that indicated reported skin health benefits attributed to lutein.*
  • In addition to these new studies about the benefits of lutein, there are currently three studies on lutein levels in breast milk. These studies evaluated the impact of lutein consumption on serum levels, safety, growth, oxidative stress, and antioxidants in infants.

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Supporting Research and References:

  1. The Role of Lutein in Pregnancy and Infant Care (PDF)
  2. The Role of Lutein in Eye-Related Disease (PDF)
  3. Important Skin Health Studies Involving Lutein (PDF)