Jarrow Formulas, Lutein, 20 mg, 60 Softgels
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Shipping Weight:0.18 lbsSwitch to Metric units
- Product Code: JRW-12025
- UPC Code: 790011120254
- Package Quantity: 60 Softgels
3.9 x 2.1 x 2.1 in, 0.15 lbsSwitch to Metric units
|Combo Discount:||- $5.00|
- Lutein 20 mg / Zeaxanthin 1 mg
- Supports Visual Function and Macular Health
- Dietary Supplement
Lutein is an antioxidant carotenoid that occurs in nature with zeaxanthin, a closely related carotenoid. Lutein and zeaxanthin concentrate in the eye's macula and lens, as well as in the brain, skin, breast and cervical tissues. Both lutein and zeaxanthin protect the macula from degradation normally associated with aging and oxidative stress. The macula is responsible for focus and color differentiation. Lutein and zeaxanthin are found in dark green, leafy vegetables. While the average American intake of lutein is only 2 mg per day, other population groups consume up to 20 to 25 mg per day.
Jarrow Formulas Lutein is extracted from marigold petals. Each softgel contains 20 mg elemental lutein (net yield) from lutein esters, which are naturally occurring, more stable and are well absorbed.
Take 1 softgel per day with food or as directed by your qualified healthcare professional.
Sunflower oil, beeswax and natural mixed tocopherols. Softgel consists of gelatin, purified water, glycerin and caramel.
No wheat, no gluten, no dairy, no egg, no fish/shellfish, no peanuts/tree nuts.
Keep out of the reach of children.
|Serving Size: 1 Softgel|
|Servings Per Container: 60|
|Amount Per Serving||% DV|
|Lutein (as esters) (Tagetes erecta) (Marigold petal extract)||20 mg||*|
|Zeaxanthin (as esters) (Tagetes erecta) (Marigold petal extract)||1 mg||*|
|* Daily Value not established.|
Lutein is a carotenoid, not a vitamin. Humans consume 1 to 3 mg lutein per day. Food sources: dark green leafy vegetables and egg yolks. Kale and spinach have high concentrations. Corn and collard greens also have this substance. Oral supplementation with lutein and zeaxanthin increase the levels of macular pigments in the retina and plasma. Helps to prevent age related macular degeneration. Improves night vision and color perception. Good for skin and other tissues. May help reduce the risk of certain types of cancer, particularly of the breast and lung, as well help prevent heart disease and stroke. Human eye cells treated with lutein and zeaxanthin showed less damage after being exposed to ultraviolet rays, the sunlight ingredient considered a major contributor to cataracts. Cataracts occur when proteins in the eye's lens begin to clump together, forming a milky cloud that obscures vision. It is thought that the more sunlight a person is exposed to in life, the greater the risk for cataracts. Suggested Use: One capsule with breakfast two or three times a week. There is a possibility that taking too high a dose could negatively alter the carotenoid balance in the retina and thus be counterproductive (if you get fuzzy vision, reduce the dose or take a few times a week, instead of daily, and it will normalize). *Age Related Macular degeneration symptom Loss of central vision is the most serious symptom. The first sign or symptom may be a need for more light during close-up work. Fine newsprint may become harder to read and street signs, particularly at night, more difficult to recognize. Gray or blank spots may mask the center of your visual field. Symptoms of macular degeneration usually develop gradually, but may sometimes progress rapidly, leading to severe vision loss in one or both eyes. There are two major types wet and dry. *Other supplements & vitamins for eye health: DHA (fish oil)
This product has the ingredients required
Posted by 5310154291191831395 on Feb 08, 2017
The product was mailed and delivered as promised. Price was good as well. Thank you iHerb.
Good for your eyes
Posted by 5735629203355337116 on Feb 06, 2017
I purchased this for my grandma. Also her doctor recommended to take Lutein everyday. Must use!
Support for my aging eyes!
Posted by 5162434858002804950 on Feb 02, 2017
I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and some of my medications affect the eyes. Through some research, I found that Lutein helps maintain the eye's macula and lens from degradation. What a surprise, it is from green, leafy vegetables that I should be eating every day. Our veterinarian also suggested Lutein for our cats to support skin tissues. So the whole family is on it! It comes as a powder that as well as in capsule.
Posted by 5386759712563826960 on Dec 26, 2016
not anything improve for my eyes
Lots Of Lutein
Posted by Reviewer1972947 on Dec 01, 2016
Can't report anything conclusive, one way or another, but I do feel these help with eye health and perhaps other things, but only as an addition to good nutritional foods, not as any replacement, not to take the place of a wall, but to fill in the nail holes.