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Douglas Labs Lutein Plus is extracted from Marigold flower petals, a potent natural source. In addition, each capsule provides a synergistic blend of several green foods including spinach and broccoli.
Lutein is a nutritionally important carotenoid that occurs in selected, often brightly colored vegetables, such as spinach and kale.
Like many other carotenoids, lutein is an important antioxidant nutrient that protects healthy cells from oxidative and free radical damage. Free radicals are unstable chemicals formed in the body during metabolism and from exposure to environmental sources, such as pollution and cigarette smoke. Free radicals are not inherently bad (they are necessary for energy metabolism and immune function), but when there are excessive numbers of free radicals in the body, they can attack healthy cells, especially their membrane lipids and proteins. This, in turn, is thought to contribute to a number of degenerative diseases.
Scientific evidence clearly suggests that lutein’s role in the retina is to protect the tissue from the damaging effects of high-energy blue spectrum light and oxygen to which the eyes are subjected more than any other tissue in the body. Both light and oxygen can create free radicals that can play havoc with the highly unsaturated lipids present in the membranes of the visual cells. The uncontrolled generation of free radicals in the eyes is believed to ultimately lead to macular degeneration and cataract.
Lutein-Plus may be a useful dietary supplement for individuals wishing to increase their intake of lutein.
SIDE EFFECTS: No adverse side effects have been reported.
This product contains NO yeast, wheat, gluten, soy, milk/dairy, corn, sodium, sugar, starch, artificial coloring, artificial preservatives or genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
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Directions: Adults take 1 capsule daily with meals or as directed by a physician.
Other Ingredients: gelatin (capsule), cellulose and vegetable stearate.
No yeast, wheat, gluten, soy protein, milk/dairy, corn, sodium, sugar, starch, artificial coloring, preservatives or flavoring.