From the manufacturer's website:
Antioxidant and light filtering protection for healthy visual function*
Lutein is a carotenoid found in a vast number of fruits and vegetables. Pure Encapsulations' free-form Lutein is structurally identical to the lutein found naturally in spinach and other leafy greens. Like other carotenoids, lutein has antioxidant activity in various tissues but is one of only two that are stored within the retina, where lutein promotes the integrity and density of the macular pigment, a key component of ocular health. Multiple clinical studies suggest a direct relationship between lutein supplementation and macula lutein concentration. Lutein uptake reportedly occurs in the receptor layer of the eye through a soluble carotenoid-binding protein called tubulin.
Clinical trials have indicated that lutein specifically supports vision health through a combination of pigment associated antioxidant protection and light screening mechanisms. Furthermore, a two-year, double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot study reported that lutein may support healthy visual function in older individuals more efficiently than alpha-tocopherol.*
- Antioxidant support for healthy visual function*
- Promotes macular pigment integrity and density*
- Made with hypoallergenic ingredients
Warning: If pregnant consult your physician before taking this or any other product.
Keep out of reach of children.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Serving size: 1 softgel Serving per container: 60
Ingredients (Amount per serving):
- Vitamin E (mixed tocopherols) 1IU
- Lutein (from 100 mg marigold flower extract) 20mg
Other ingredients: safflower oil, gelatin, glycerin, water, beeswax
Recommended Use: 1-2 softgels per day, with meals