The Important Role of Lutein in Protecting the Eyes
Lutein is one of the natural carotenoids and belongs to photosynthetic pigments. It is the most important nutrient component in the retina and the main essential component that constitutes the macular area of the retina. Lutein can protect photoreceptor cells and prevent their apoptosis during retinal light damage, thereby protecting eyesight. Since lutein cannot be synthesized in the human body and can only be supplemented exogenously, exogenous supplementation of lutein is an effective means to protect eyesight.
Lutein can filter blue light, decompose the damage of strong light and ultraviolet rays to human eyes, so as to avoid blue light damage to the eyes, and prevent vision degradation and blindness caused by lack of lutein. Therefore, lutein is also known as the protector of the eyes.
There are six main functions of lutein:
- Protect the retina
Lutein is a high-concentration antioxidant that can prevent the retina from oxidative damage when it absorbs light. It can protect the capillaries of the eyes and maintain good blood circulation. While protecting eyesight, it also helps prevent cardiovascular sclerosis, coronary heart disease and tumor diseases caused by body aging.
- Filter light
Lutein can help filter out blue light, reduce chromatic aberration, and make vision more accurate. The ultraviolet and blue light from sunlight entering the eyes will produce a large number of free radicals, causing cataracts, degeneration of the macular area, and even cancer. The large amount of blue light emitted from electronic product screens will also bring a huge burden to the eyes. If the consumed lutein cannot be supplemented in time, it will cause eye diseases such as retinopathy, cataracts, and severe myopia.
- Prevent glaucoma
Lutein can reduce the oxidation intensity of ocular protein. The greater the intake, the lower the incidence of glaucoma.
- Delay the occurrence of cataracts
Lutein is the only carotenoid that has crystals. It can enhance the antioxidant capacity of the crystals, resist the damage of sunlight and free radicals, and delay or prevent the occurrence of cataracts.
- Prevent high myopia
Myopia is prone to retinal detachment, water accumulation, floaters and even permanent blindness. Supplementing enough lutein can make the eyes have enough nutrition, and the prevention of deepening can reduce the occurrence of lesions.
- Reduce macular degeneration and disease
Macular degeneration is the main cause of blindness in the elderly. Tests have proved that lutein can help patients with age-related degenerative macular disease improve their eyesight.
How to effectively supplement lutein?
Although lutein has a great effect on the eyes, it is a pity that the human body cannot synthesize it on its own and must be ingested from outside world. In daily life, you can supplement by eating more fruits or vegetables. Fruits with rich lutein content are mainly oranges, tangerines, kiwis, mangos, bananas. Green vegetables are also sources of lutein, such as cucumbers, cabbage, pumpkins, sweet potato leaves and so on.
However, the content of lutein in food is limited after all, and the absorption efficiency is relatively low. Therefore, oral lutein is more important. ANS Botanics Lutein Powder is extracted from marigold flower. It is a natural antioxidant ingredient good for eyesights.
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