ABOUT LUTEIN

Introduction

Lutein is a fat-soluble nutrient belonging to the carotenold family.
Lutein is a yellow pigment found in some plants, algae and photosynthetic bacteria. Lutein helps to protect organisms agains the toxic effects of ultra-violet radiation and oxygen. Lutein is found in the macula of the human retina, as well as the human crystalline lens.


Benefits

Reserch indicates that Lutein may help to protect the human eye against phototoxic damage. It is thought that Lutein acts in two ways; as an antioxidant and as a filter of potentially damaging blue light and ultraviolet radiation as also helps to protect the skin. It may also play a role in reducing age-related cataract formation and in a recent clinical trial Lutein demonstrates protective affect against age-related macular degenation ( ARMD). Lutein may also be protective and helpful against some forms of cancer and heart diseases.


Sources

Food sources of Lutein include corn, egg yolks and green vegetables and fruits, such as broccoli, green beans, green peas, brussel sprouts, cabbage, kale, collard greens, spinach, lettuce, kiwi fruit and honeydew melon. Lutein is also found in netties, algae and the petals of many yellow flowers. Many lutein nutritional suppliments contain Lutein derived from the dried petals of marigold flowers.


Dosage

Dietary intake of Lutein of 6.9-11.7 milligrams daily has been associated with decreased risk of age related macular degeneration. Nutritional supplements containing Lutein deliver from 250 micrograms (0.25 miligrams) to 20 milligrams daily. Lutein is available in supplement from as single nutrient or in combination with other antioxidant nutrients. No adverse reactions or side effects have been attributed to Lutein intake.

Lutein enriched eggs
Regular eggs - 40 - 60 Microgram / Egg
Lutein enriched eggs - 400 - 600 Microgram / Egg
It is amply proved that Lutein from enriched eggs is highly bio-available than other Lutein suppliments and sources.