Description : Lutein is a naturally occurring fat soluble, carotenoid pigment widely found in green leaf vegetable and various yellow to orange-colored fruit and flowers. One other and the richest source of lutein and zeaxanthin in nature is marigold flowers, Lutein and zeaxanthin are termed as "Macular pigments" as they are most prominent in the lens and macula regions of the eye and have been shown to play a prominent role in maintaining eye health. Lutein effectively controls free radical generation and the resulting oxidation damage. Through its ability to filter out blue wavelengths of light like Ultraviolet rays. which cause damage to skin and eyes.
Function： (1). Lutein is a xanthophyll isolated from the herbs of Tagetes erecta. It is isomeric with zeaxanthin thus has similar properties as zeaxanthin. (2). Lutein exhibits antioxidant, antimutagenic and anti-tumor effects, and has the potential to treat macular degeneration. (3). Nutritional supplement in health care products.
Application： 1. Applied in food field,as a kind of natural colorant,adding shine for goods. 2. Applied in heath products field,lutein can replenishes nourients for eyes and protecting the retina. 3. Applied in cosmetics field,lutein is used to reduce age pigment of people.