1. Eye health (Aged-related macular degeneration, Cataracts)
Many clinical studies has shown that a higher intake of Lutein ( along with another antioxidant carotenoid known as zeaxanthin) is associated with a superior level of eye health. Lutein are known to accumulate in the eye where they act as a high energy blue light filter and protect underlying retinal cells from oxidative stress.
Population studies suggest that people who consume higher amounts of lutein in their diet have a reduced risk of developing aged-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is an age-related degenerative eye disorder which appears to affect up to 5% of persons above the age of 65.
Some studies suggest that eating higher amounts of lutein might decrease the risk of developing cataracts. Cataracts occur when certain proteins in the lens form abnormal clumps that prevent them from seeing clearly. Cataracts usually develop because of old age.
Our body's natural supply of Lutein may decrease with age, which makes taking a Lutein supplement important.
Recommended dosage —— 20 mg of lutein per day taken with fat-containing food to improve absorption.
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