Lutein is a naturally occurring carotenoid antioxidant that's found predominantly in green leafy vegetables. Getting its name from the Latin word "luteus," which means "yellow," this yellow substance is responsible for protecting organisms from free radicals, and promoting blue light absorption.
Natural Sources of Lutein
Lutein is found in good supply in most dark green and leafy vegetables like kale, spinach, Swiss chard, chicory leaf, parsley, okra, and collard greens. It can also be found in high concentrations in red peppers, romaine lettuce, scallions, green peas, endive, Brussels sprouts, and celery.
Egg yolk is also a great source for lutein, especially since the lutein found in egg yolk is between 200 and 300% more bioavailable than most vegetable sources.
BioAstin® Hawaiian Astaxanthin™ and Lutein
BioAstin® Hawaiian Astaxanthin™ is a natural and easy-to-absorb alternative to lutein. Astaxanthin is considered one of the most powerful antioxidants in nature because it has the ability to cross the blood-retinal barrier. This makes it exceptionally functional for helping protect the eyes from damage caused by UV rays and free radicals.
Astaxanthin is also referred to as "nature's sunscreen," because its powerful UV-blocking properties allow it to promote improved skin health from the inside out. Unlike lutein, however, astaxanthin is capable of benefiting and protecting every cell in the body from free radical damage. This capability makes astaxanthin one of the most potent and complete antioxidants available, and an excellent alternative to lutein supplements.
If you are interested in learning more about nature's most powerful antioxidant or about our BioAstin® Hawaiian Astaxanthin™ products, you can find out all about them on our BioAstin products page.
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