- Xanthophyll, all-trans-(+)-
- E161b (Food color)
Lutein is a natural carotenoid compound from plant sources.
Not soluble in water (literature)
Chemical: Carotenoids ...
Lutein was found to be present in a concentrated area of the macula, a small area of the retina responsible for central vision. The hypothesis for the natural concentration is that lutein helps protect from oxidative stress and high-energy light. Several studies show that an increase in macula pigmentation decreases the risk for eye diseases such as age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD).
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