Vitaking Lutein and zeaxanthin contain 20 mg Lutein and 1 mg zeaxanthin per capsule. High active ingredient content in one capsule, excellent value for money!
Why are these two nutrients important? The optic nerve endings are most densely located in the central part of the retina, the macula (macula lutea). If the macula lutea or yellow spot is damaged, the center of the field of vision becomes blurred or dark. In addition, the yellow spot contains the highest levels of lutein and zeaxanthin in the body.
The human body cannot produce lutein, so we have to take it with our diet. It is worth eating a lot of leafy vegetables. Lutein in plants is better absorbed if the meal also contains fats.
It can be found mainly in leafy vegetables, spinach, kale, parsley, turnip, broccoli, zucchini, corn and peas. If it is not feasible to regularly consume foods containing lutein and zeaxanthin (at least twice a week), you can replace it with a dietary supplement containing lutein.
What are Lutein and Zeaxanthin?
It can be found mainly in leafy vegetables such as kale, spinach, broccoli, zucchini, corn. Plants use lutein primarily for absorbing blue light and for its antioxidant properties. Zeaxanthin is the most abundant corn in our food.
What does “lutein” mean?
Lutein (from the Latin lutea meaning yellow) is a yellow carotenoid, a vegetable dye. Carotenoids are herbal compounds, which are what make plants different in color. Zeaxanthtin, like lutein, is also a plant compound.