Lutein helps maintain eye health. It is also known as the vitamin for the eye - a carotenoid which is related to vitamin A and beta-carotene. Many people use it to prevent eye diseases such as cataracts and age related macular degeneration. Supporting ingredients include Beta-carotene, Bilberry extract, Sicklepod Extract, Blueberry extract and more.
* Lutein is a dietary supplement to enhance health benefits. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or health condition. Check with your doctor prior to consumption if pregnant or nursing, if you have certain medical conditions or if taking with other medications (ie. blood pressure medications, anti-coagulants, etc.). Check the ingredients if you have any allergic conditions.
What is Lutein?
Lutein is a carotenoid vitamin and it is one of the major pigments found in the macula and retina of the eye. It is believed to help protect and filter eyes from blue light emitting from sunlight and computer and phone screens.
Vegetables like kale, spinach, broccoli and brussels sprouts contain high amounts of lutein along with fruits like peaches and persimmons.
What are the benefits of taking Lutein?
Allows better vision to help eyes filter blue light which protect the eyes from sunlight damage and oxidative stress from viewing the computer and phone screens all day long.
How to take General Balance Lutein?
It best taken after meals especially with high fat content.
Take 1 softgel per day.
* Consult a physician if you are taking any other medication
Scientific Research Papers on Lutein
Dietary guidance for lutein: consideration for intake recommendations is scientifically supported. Ranard et al. Eur J Nutr. 2017 Dec;56(Suppl 3):37-42.
Role of lutein and zeaxanthin in visual and cognitive function throughout the lifespan. Johnson EJ. Nutr Rev. 2014 Sep;72(9):605-12.
Dietary sources of lutein and zeaxanthin carotenoids and their role in eye health. Abdel-Aal et al. Nutrients. 2013 Apr 9;5(4):1169-85
Lutein, zeaxanthin, and meso-zeaxanthin: The basic and clinical science underlying carotenoid-based nutritional interventions against ocular disease. Bernstein et al. Prog Retin Eye Res. 2016 Jan
Any other recommended dietary supplements?
General Balance EBF (Enhancing Brain Formula) is another great dietary food supplement to add to your daily regimen. It contains Ginko Biloba and supporting ingredients like Refined fish oil, Pine Bark Extract, St. John's Wort, Ginseng Extract and more.