Lutein is closely related to vitamin A and beta-carotene and is often found in foods that are similarly rich in these compounds. This carotenoid is definitely considered safe and is one of the more powerful antioxidants that we get through our diet. In terms of dosage, most experts don’t recommend supplementation of more than 10 milligrams per day. As mentioned, lutein is found in many healthy foods that should already be a part of a healthy diet. We all know that our diets are healthy and balanced every single day, right? If you do have eye issues and are considering lutein supplementation it is best to check with an eye specialist on what is ok to take. If you’re going to supplement, supplement correctly… Legit’s Healthy Vision Plus+ has everything you need(including a low dose of lutein) for healthy eyes now and in the future.
Here are some of the many benefits of lutein:
- Reduced risk of vision disorders
- Improved cardiovascular health
- Improved cognitive health
- Potentially a cancer fighter
Let’s have a look at these benefits…
Most people immediately connect lutein to vision health, along with zeaxanthin. The highest concentration of this antioxidant is found in the retina, and it is well known that it can help to prevent macular degeneration, which is one of the major causes of blindness as we age. Furthermore, it can stave off the onset of cataracts, helping you keep your vision in good shape for longer.
This carotenoid is an antioxidant, meaning that it can help the body seek out and neutralize free radicals before they can do damage, including to the skin. Regular consumption of foods with lutein means fewer wrinkles and age spots, and a generally younger-looking complexion. Skin health is important. The skin is your largest organ don’t forget. Avoid sunburns with mineral based, reef safe sunscreens even if you are not at the beach. If it is bad for the reef, it is bad to rub it all over your face and body.
There have been some reports suggesting that supplementation with this antioxidant may have an impact on cervical cancer, as well as lung and prostate cancer however, there is a lack of scientific evidence supporting this claim.
While the debate is still ongoing as to the efficacy of this antioxidant, according to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center diet comprising of foods rich in lutein may help in lowering the risk of cancer.
Recent research by Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center suggests that dietary lutein may act as a promising alternative against breast cancer.
Lutein is also found to help lower your risk of colon, pancreatic, head-and-neck, and esophageal cancer.
Having proper amounts of this antioxidant in the body is connected to lower cholesterol levels and a decreased risk of congestive heart failure, as it can help maintain the integrity of your blood vessels and arteries. That’s all true, but keep that good diet with supplementation and EXERCISE. Exercise is the key for cardio health, just get moving.
As with many other antioxidants, lutein can help to minimize chronic inflammation and oxidative stress, including in the neural pathways, which can prevent the development of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s. Check out Legit’s Healthy Brain and Focus formula to support cognitive function and brain health.
Strictly opinion and not medical advice. Consult your doctor, pharmacist and/or nutritionist before starting/stopping any supplement or exercise program.