FloraGLO Lutein is the main ingredient in Super Lutein. Lutein itself is a carotenoid nutrient originating from plants. In the body, lutein is present in the skin and in high concentration in the macula, where it is a necessary component for healthy vision. It is not produced by the body, and so must be obtained by absorption through the digestive system. Foods that are rich in lutein include cabbage and spinach.
FloraGLO Lutein is the most clinically researched lutein brand worldwide and the lutein brand most trusted by doctors. It is clinically proven to be absorbed by the body and increase macular pigment. Marigold oleoresin, the raw material for FloraGLO Lutein, is original lutein derived from dried petals of African marigolds. It is then processed using a proprietary manufacturing process, which involves removing fatty acids from lutein esters to obtain free lutein in crystal form. The subsequent drying and screening processes result in high-purity and high-quality FloraGLO Lutein.
β-cryptoxanthin is an orange pigment abundant in satsuma mandarin oranges, red capsicums, papayas, persimmons,etc. It plays a vital role in bone health, antioxidant defense and cell-to-cell communication. β-cryptoxanthin is a precursor of vitamin A, which is an essential nutrient needed for eyesight, growth, and immune response.
α- and β-carotene are Vitamin A precursors that transform vitamin A in the body. They are found in the yellow and orange colour pigments of carrots and pumpkin. They have been used as a colour additive in foods, drinks and cosmetics since ancient times. Carotenes will be transformed into vitamin A according to the needs of the body. Carotenes that have not undergone transformation have greater anti-oxidation effects.
Deficiency in vitamin A is associated with blindness in third world countries.
Lycopene is the red colour pigments in tomatoes and has powerful anti-oxidation effect. When turning ripe under the sun, tomatoes protect themselves from the sunlight by producing lycopene.
Processed foods can release the benefits of lycopene better than fresh vegetables, and as lycopene is fat soluble, adding a little oil when cooking can enhance the absorption of lycopene by the body.
Zeaxanthin has composition similar to that of lutein. It is stored in large quantities in the yellow spot area of our eyes. Zeaxanthin is a member of the yellow orange pigment and is found in large quantities in plants such as maize and persimmon, as well as green tea, egg yolk, animal fats and the liver. Through the process of metabolism, lutein is transformed into zeaxanthin, both of which are stored in the yellow spot area of the eyes. The latest research shows that lutein and zeaxanthin are located in different areas of the retina. The centre of the yellow spot has a higher ratio of zeaxanthin, while the periphery is mainly lutein.
Anthocyanin is a type of polyphenol found in blackcurrants and blueberries. Research on anthocyanin was inspired by a World War II story that a British pilot attributed his excellent vision, even in the dark, to his love for blueberry jam.
DHA improves blood flow, reduces bad cholesterol count, support brain development and protect the ophthalmic nerve. Lutein and DHA are found in breast milk: the combination of which is said to contribute to infant eye, brain and cognitive development through breastfeeding.
Vitamins B1, B2, B6, and B12, help to maintain proper function of human's brain and muscle. The main role is to metabolise carbohydrate, fat and protein, promote growth of human body cells, form red blood cells, renewal of the epithelial cells and maintenance of the nerve's function. They can also reduce restlessness, prevent depression, improve mental concentration, enhance memory and fight fatigue. The B Vitamins are essential in improving skin conditions such as eczema.
Super Lutein (100 capsules per bottle)
Content: 54g (540mg × 100 capsules)
Recommended Daily Intake: 3 capsules
Refined Fish Oil, Vegetable Oil (Soybean Oil, Rapeseed Oil) containing Vitamin E, Marigold Extract, Black Currant Extract, Tomato Extract, Bilberry Extract, Unshiu Mikan, Palm Oil Carotenes, Vitamin B1, B2, B6, B12
Other Ingredients: Sunflower Oil, Glycerin (Thickener E422), Beeswax (Thickener E901)
Storage: Avoid high temperature, high humidity and direct sunlight. Store under cool conditions.
Nutritional Value Per 3 Capsules (1.62g):