|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value*|
|Lutein (Tagetes erecta) (Marigold petal extract) 17 mg
(from Lutein esters)
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
† Daily Value Not Established
‡ These supplement facts may vary from the product you receive. Please call for exact numbers.
Other Ingredients: Maltodextrin
Free of: Soy, Dairy, Yeast, & Gluten.
Directions: As a dietary supplement, take 350 mg (1/8 tsp) daily, or as directed by a physician.
Warning: If you are pregnant, nursing, taking any medications or have medical condition consult your physician before use. This product may cause digestive upset in some sensitive individuals. If you experience any gastrointestinal discomfort after using this product, discontinue use. Keep out of reach of children.
Lutein is a xanthophyll and carotenoid compound derived from marigold (Tagetes erecta) that acts as a powerful antioxidant. Lutein (from the Latin luteus, meaning yellow) is found in high concentrations in dark-green leafy vegetables and in egg yolks.
Carotenoids are a member of a class of biological compounds that also include beta-carotene (provitamin A), alpha-carotene, lycopene and zeaxanthin. Like the well-known carotenoids alpha- and beta-carotene, lutein is responsible for the red, orange or yellow color of many food products (although it may be masked by the green chlorophyll in some vegetables). Also, like alpha- and beta-carotene lutein is an antioxidant that works to support health cellular structure and function by helping mitigate reactive free radical molecules in the body. However, unlike alpha- and beta-carotene, lutein cannot be changed by the body to vitamin A.
Lutein is found in the the macula in the retina of the eye, where it is able to absorb harmful UV radiation. In this way, lutein supports healthy vision.
PureBulk's Lutein powder is standardized to contain 5% lutein in a carrier of maltodextrin. The Lutein is soluble in ethanol, acetone and oil. Itâ€™s insoluble in water.