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Lutein - Important
Antioxidant for Eye Health
Lutein is a carotenoid found in vegetables and fruits. It is not made in
the body and can only be obtained through large amounts of certain fruits
and vegetables or through food and vitamin supplements. Products
containing lutein are in high demand by consumers who don't have time or
don't choose to consume enough lutein in their diets. If you are concerned
about the health of your eyes, consider Vitabase Lutein.
Lutein is the primary carotenoid found in
the macula, the central part of the retina. Lutein has been found in the
eyes, serum, skin, cervix, brain and breast. Within the human eye, lutein
deposits itself in the macular region as well as the entire retina,
ciliary iris bodies and lens. While not a vitamin, lutein is an
antioxidant that may help protect the macula tissue from destructive
oxidation reactions by scavenging free radicals. Lutein also filters
high-energy blue light that can damage the macula and skin.
Support for Macular
Degeneration and Cataracts
Researchers at Harvard found that eating 6 mg of lutein a day lowered the
odds of developing macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness in
older people, by 43%. According to several studies, loading up on lutein
also seems to reduce the likelihood of cataracts on the eyes by 20% to
Lutein is found abundantly in green leafy
vegetables such as spinach and kale, but few people eat enough to get an
adequate intake of lutein. In order to consume the recommended 6 mg per
day, one must eat a large bowl of spinach salad or equivalent.
Why Vitabase Usees FloraGLO™
Vitabase uses FloraGLO ™ lutein extract in Vitabase Lutein Plus, because it is
the highest quality lutein on the market. FloraGLO brand Lutein is
purified from marigold extract using patented processes so consumers can
be certain supplements containing FloraGLO ™ brand Lutein contain the
same lutein found in nature.
Unlike lutein esters, FloraGLO™ brand
lutein is chemically identical to lutein found in spinach, kale, collard
greens and other green leafy vegetables in our diet. In fact, 93 percent
of the lutein absorbed by the human body is present as lutein - not lutein
Bilberry for Added Benefits
If you would like to protect your eye health and provide powerful
antioxidant protection for your body, then Vitabase Lutein Plus is the
answer for you. In addition to Lutein, our formulation also contains
bilberry which provides additional antioxidant protection for super vision
and optimal health.
Bilberry became popular after World War II
when pilots discovered that including bilberry in the diet improved night
vision. Bilberry has been prescribed in France since 1945 as a treatment
for retinopathy, a vision problem suffered by diabetics.
Label Information and Ingredients:
Suggested Use: As
a dietary supplement, adults take one (1) capsule, one (1) to three (3)
times daily with meals, or as directed by a health care professional.
Store in a cool, dry place and away from direct light. Some settling may
occur within capsules during shipping.