Lutein, 6 mg, 60 Capsules, Zeaxanthin
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Lutein, 6 mg, 60 Capsules, Zeaxanthin

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MSRP: $ 14.95

Lutein benefit and dosage

  • Maintains Healthy Visual Function
  • Dietary Supplement

Benefit, review
Lutein supplement is a natural purified lutein ester concentrate derived from marigold flowers (Tagetes erecta). Some users notice improved color perception and better vision.

Improve your visual acuity within hours or days
Although lutein is of benefit to vision, a better supplement for improved visual acuity is Eyesight Rx. In addition to lutein, this formula has a number of important nutrients and potent herbal extracts that help improve vision, particularly with reading, distance vision, color perception and night vision.

Lutein is a carotenoid found in abundance in fruits and green leafy vegetables. Dr. Ray Sahelian, M.D. says, "I have personally taken this lutein supplement and have noticed clear benefits. This lutein supplement is top quality. I still much prefer Eyesight Rx which is more potent and provides quick visual improvement with easier reading, color perception, and night vision."

Suggested Use, dosage, how much to take:
As a dietary supplement, take one 6 mg capsule in the morning on an empty stomach or with food or as recommended by your health care provider. We do not suggest taking more than 6 mg a day.

Updated: December 19 2016

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings Per Bottle: 60 Capsules
Amount Per Capsule % Daily Value
Lutein pill
Lutein (Marigold petal extract) (with 240 mcg of Zeaxanthin)
6 mg
† Daily Value or Recommended Daily Intake Not Established
Other Ingredients: Gelatin, Magnesium Stearate, Rice Powder and Silica.

Where is it found in the eye?
Lutein is one of the dominant pigments found in the macular region of the retina. The retina is unique in the human body in containing three carotenoids; zeaxanthin, meso-zeaxanthin and lutein. Humans consume from foods 1 to 3 mg lutein per day and the lutein:zeaxanthin ratio in the diet is about 5:1.

Combinations and interactions
Q. Can I take a lutein supplement and Eyesight Rx the same day?
A. Since both of these supplements are potent, we suggest not using them the same day. You could alternate their use, and it is a good idea to take a day off a week. Your vision may not be as sharp if you take too high doses of lutein or Eyesight Rx compared to lower amounts. Each person is unique regarding the ideal dosage that works for them and you will find, after a few days or weeks of taking these supplements, the ideal amount and frequency that works for you. For more information on how to combine Lutein with other eye health supplements.

Daily dosage, how much is needed
Most lutein supplements come in 6, 10 mg and 20 mg dosage per pill, tablet, or capsule. The ideal daily intake of lutein from food for optimal vision and healthy eyes is still being researched. Your daily dosage may depend on your dietary intake. On average, most people will do fine taking about a total of 20 to 30 mg per week (not per day) in divided amounts.

Q. What is the ideal lutein dosage to take on a daily basis?
A. Modern medicine does not have an answer yet. Much depends on one's diet and foods consumed. Some people have excellent diets with a large amount of fresh fruits and vegetables, including corn, kale, turnip greens, etc., and thus would not need any lutein supplementation at all, whereas others would benefit from a lutein supplement a few days a week.

High amounts or doses
Q. What is your opinion on taking a lutein 20 mg or 40 mg capsule daily?
A. We spoke with Dr. Ray Sahelian and he says It is possible that too high an amount of daily lutein ingestion, such as 20 or 40 mg (maybe even 10 mg), may shift the delicate balance of carotenoids in the retina and fovea centralis, and thus interfere with optimal vision. We prefer using smaller amounts.

Q. Your lutein supplement dosage recommendations appear to be reasonable. However, I have come across a product that has 100 mg lutein per capsule. They claim that people need 2 mg of lutein per kg of body weight.
A. High dosages of lutein may disrupt the balance of nutrients in the eye and cause blurriness. Our medical adviser, Dr. Sahelian, does not believe it is necessary to ingest more than 20 or 30 mg of lutein per week in supplement form. 100 mg per day is excessive. 

Capsule, tablet, emptying the contents
Q.
I am vegetarian and I see this product has gelatin forming the capsule. Can I open the capsule and mix the contents in food?
A. Yes, that is fine, it will work just fine.

Where is it found in the eye?
Lutein is one of the dominant pigments found in the macular region of the retina. The retina is unique in the human body in containing three carotenoids; zeaxanthin, meso-zeaxanthin and lutein. Humans consume from foods 1 to 3 mg lutein per day and the lutein:zeaxanthin ratio in the diet is about 5:1.

Combinations and interactions
Q. Can I take a lutein supplement and Eyesight Rx the same day?
A. Since both of these supplements are potent, we suggest not using them the same day. You could alternate their use, and it is a good idea to take a day off a week. Your vision may not be as sharp if you take too high doses of lutein or Eyesight Rx compared to lower amounts. Each person is unique regarding the ideal dosage that works for them and you will find, after a few days or weeks of taking these supplements, the ideal amount and frequency that works for you. For more information on how to combine Lutein with other eye health supplements.

Daily dosage, how much is needed
Most lutein supplements come in 6, 10 mg and 20 mg dosage per pill, tablet, or capsule. The ideal daily intake of lutein from food for optimal vision and healthy eyes is still being researched. Your daily dosage may depend on your dietary intake. On average, most people will do fine taking about a total of 20 to 30 mg per week (not per day) in divided amounts.

Q. What is the ideal lutein dosage to take on a daily basis?
A. Modern medicine does not have an answer yet. Much depends on one's diet and foods consumed. Some people have excellent diets with a large amount of fresh fruits and vegetables, including corn, kale, turnip greens, etc., and thus would not need any lutein supplementation at all, whereas others would benefit from a lutein supplement a few days a week.

High amounts or doses
Q. What is your opinion on taking a lutein 20 mg or 40 mg capsule daily?
A. We spoke with Dr. Ray Sahelian and he says It is possible that too high an amount of daily lutein ingestion, such as 20 or 40 mg (maybe even 10 mg), may shift the delicate balance of carotenoids in the retina and fovea centralis, and thus interfere with optimal vision. We prefer using smaller amounts.

Q. Your lutein supplement dosage recommendations appear to be reasonable. However, I have come across a product that has 100 mg lutein per capsule. They claim that people need 2 mg of lutein per kg of body weight.
A. High dosages of lutein may disrupt the balance of nutrients in the eye and cause blurriness. Our medical adviser, Dr. Sahelian, does not believe it is necessary to ingest more than 20 or 30 mg of lutein per week in supplement form. 100 mg per day is excessive. 

Capsule, tablet, emptying the contents
Q.
I am vegetarian and I see this product has gelatin forming the capsule. Can I open the capsule and mix the contents in food?
A. Yes, that is fine, it will work just fine.