Lutein is one of two carotenoids (the other is zeaxanthin) that are found in the eyes, particularly in the macula and the lens, where they help to absorb damaging blue light, quench singlet oxygen and inhibit lipid peroxidation. Lutein appears to offer significant protection against macular degeneration. The macula is the area of the retina where images are focused. It is the portion of the eye responsible for fine vision. Degeneration of the macula is the leading cause of severe visual loss in the United States.
Lutein (Marigold flowers [Tagetes erecta])...20 mg, Zeaxanthin (Marigold flowers [Tagetes erecta]) 860 mcg. Non-Medicinal ingredients: Softgel (gelatin, glycerin, purified water, annatto, titanium dioxide), soybean oil, safflower oil, yellow beeswax, lecithin.
1 softgel daily or as directed by a health practitioner.