Lutein is a fat-soluble nutrient belonging to the
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.
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.
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.
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
eggs - 40 - 60 Microgram / Egg
enriched eggs - 400 - 600 Microgram / Egg
is amply proved that Lutein from enriched eggs is highly bio-available
than other Lutein suppliments and sources.