lutein and zeaxanthin supplements

Lutein is a fat-soluble pigment. Belongs to the Carotenoids group. Carotenoids can be divided into two broad categories: carotenes. Such as β-carotene and lycopene. And xanthophylls. Such as lutein and zeaxanthin. Lutein exists in other parts of the human body such as the human eye (retina, rod-shaped outer segment, lens). Including skin, brain and breasts.
But because the biosynthesis of lutein only occurs in plants, algae, bacteria and certain fungi. Therefore, the main intake of human lutein depends on the diet or supplement. Lutein increased by 10% in the diet. The concentration of lutein in serum increases by 2% to 4%.

How to add it?

Lutein is essentially the same as zeaxanthin. Where there is lutein there will be zeaxanthin. Everyone may think. Since lutein is a carotenoid. The carrot must have rich lutein and zeaxanthin? But in fact, every 100 grams of raw carrots contain only 0.27 milligrams!
Lutein is found in many foods. Like dark green leafy vegetables and fruits: kale, spinach, broccoli, kiwi, grapes, orange and so on. They are rich in lutein. If you can take 1 bowl of spinach or kale daily, you can get the recommended amount of 6 mg of lutein per day. But beware, these foods should not be cooked for too long. As long as it is cooked, it will cause the nutrients to be lost in the long-term cooking.

How much is enough to eat?

The general intake is 1-2 mg per day. People who take 3-5 mg a day will be attributed to high intake. If you want to achieve help with your vision. In most studies, taking 6 mg of lutein per day reduced the risk of 43% of macular degeneration. But don’t exceed 20 mg.

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Product name: Doctor’s Best Lutein with OptiLut, Non-GMO, Vegan, Gluten Free, Soy Free, Eye Health, 10 mg, 120 Veggie Caps

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Product intorduction

  • Doctor’s Best Lutein helps maintains healthy visual function*
  • OptiLut is 100% natural Lutein concentrate obtained from Marigold extract
  • Lutein and zeaxanthin are two of the major carotenoids found in humans, and are highly concentrated in the retina of the human eye.*
  • Lutein and zeaxanthin are potent free radical neutralizers that contribute to the body’s spectrum of antioxidant defenses.*
  • Gluten Free, Non-GMO, Soy-Free, Vegan

Good and bad


PRO#1:Prevention of macular degeneration and improvement

Lutein and zeaxanthin are thought to reduce the risk of macular lesions in the early, middle, and late stages of the study. I can see another article in my book about what is macular degeneration.

PRO#2: Prevention of cataract

Rich in lutein, zeaxanthin and vitamin B group. Observed in the study. May help reduce the risk of cataracts. However, this result will be observed. It may also come from such a diet. In fact, a lot of fruits and vegetables are ingested. Such ethnic groups may have better living habits than the average person. So is it the efficacy of lutein for the prevention of cataract? Or is the root cause that the diet and health of this group have a preventive effect on cataracts? The current causal relationship is still difficult to determine. See my other article about cataracts.


Lutein was identified by the US Food Hygiene Agency as Generally Recognized As Safe. That is, it is roughly considered to be a safe component. So what if lutein would eat too much? There are many studies on lutein. Supplemental doses range from 8-40 mg per day. The replenishment time is from 7 days to 24 months. At such doses as well as during the study period. Only some study subjects responded to some physical discomfort. So if you eat 6-30 mg a day. Don’t worry too much.


This product has a total of 319 reviews. Of these, 259 were positive comments. Accounted for 81.18%. Most users have indicated a considerable improvement in vision. Only a few have discomfort. I suggest you take lutein if you have eye irritation. It should be discussed with your physician to avoid counterproductive effects.


17 thoughts on “lutein and zeaxanthin supplements

  1. Lutein sounds like a very good product to try.  Do you know anyone who has seen good results in the long term?  I will have to try this product.  Where is a good place to purchase it?  Getting close to 50 years old, I have to go to the eye doctors more frequently.  Doctor always looking for cataracts.  If this product can help me to decrease the chances of getting cataracts then I’m in.  Thank you for bringing this product to my attention.

  2. I took my father to the eye doctor in December of 2019.  They told him his eyes had some kind of bleeding and there was nothing they could do for him.  I purchased a product with Lutein in it and he has been taking it for 1 year.  He went back in December for a check-up and the doctors were amazed at the improvement of his eyes!  They asked him what he was doing for his eyes and he told them about this product I put him on.  They want him to bring in a bottle of it the next time he comes in.  I do not have any knowledge about this brand, but I know that lutein supplements work!

    1. At present, the health foods using lutein are quite safe. For example, most of the consumer feedback in the article is positive. Normally, it is necessary to start protecting the window of the soul.

  3. Pronouncing the name of that second item was quite the tongue twister, but thank you for this Lutein and Zeaxanthin supplements review.  

    I was familiar with Lutein and its benefits before, but i definitely found the information that you provided on Zeaxanthin to be quite interesting.

    My question though is would it be better to get your intake of Lutein and Zeaxanthin from these supplements instead of getting it from the food we eat?  

    I ask that because we have to cook the foods, and therefore have to be a bit careful about how we cook it because we could lose some of those nutrients.  So which method is better?  Supplements or food.

    1. Lutein is a fat-soluble pigment. Belongs to the carotenoid group. Carotenoids can be divided into two major groups: Carotenoids. Such as β-carotene and lycopene. And lutein. Such as lutein and zeaxanthin. Lutein made into capsules is easier to absorb because of its smaller molecules. Different cooking methods have a large effect on nutritional components. Lutein and zeaxanthin are basically the same. If there is lutein, there will be zeaxanthin. In fact, only 0.27 mg per 100 grams of raw carrot! The general intake is 1-2 mg per day. People taking 3-5 mg per day will be attributed to high intakes. But do not exceed 20 mg.

  4. Today we need to do things our grandparents didn’t need to. We’re exposed to levels of pollution and intaking fewer nutrients than never before in human history. Tha’s why we need to use supplements.

    This is very difficult to find this pigment naturally. Thanks for a great product review!

    We have a history of cataracts in my family, so hitting first and get ready to cancel it’s by far the best alternative I have.

    1. Cataracts are common eye diseases that can affect vision. Good vision care can prevent it.


  5. Many thanks to you for sharing such an excellent article with us .I am very aware of health and I do a regular diet .Lutein is very important to our body and I take it in various foods, of course and as a supplement .I take 120 veggie caps as a supplement as not all the necessary gluten is met by food .This is great because through it I’ve been able to prevent my rash problem .Lutein is found in greens and fruits, couch, broccoli, kiwi, grapes, oranges, etc. But these foods should not be cooked for too long, so lutein will be lost so I cook them with caution. Lutein is a fat soluble pigment so it should be taken in sufficient quantity and much needed for the body. 

    I will be buying lutein again in the future as it has adjusted very well to my body and will definitely share my new experience with you again.

  6. Hi Alexa,

    Good article my mother was recently diagnosed as being pre-diabetic and apparently macula degeneration is in part linked to this.

    She was advised that she needs to get more lutein in her diet. I’d been advising she eats more cruciferous vegetables as a result, I must admit I hadn’t previously considered supplementation.

    Do you know if supplementation could in any way negatively impact the blood sugars issue?

    1. Diabetes patients produce a large number of free genes in their blood, and it is these free genes that disrupt the insulin activity in the body. Carrots contain a large amount of beta carotene, which can scavenge free radicals in the body. However, there are not enough studies to prove that beta carotene can be used to prevent high blood sugar. Therefore, it is best to ask your family doctor before eating.

  7. Thank you so much for sharing with us such a beautiful article. I am glad to see your article. There are vital vitamins and nutrients that the body can not get fully from vegetables and fruits. so we can take these natural supplements as an alternative. After reading your article I know about lutein and zeaxanthin supplements. I hope it will be good for my health and my eyes. I’ll try this supplement. I have a question. Does this supplement have any side effects and what can it be taken by people of all ages? I think this article will benefit everyone. Thanks for sharing a useful and informative post.Thanks for sharing.

  8. Very informative! The layout is great. The only thing is someone needs to hear where or what veggies you can find the nutrients in from the top then dig in deeper. And I know that you said what veggies have it but I never heard of this before. I learned a bunch, I think some relevant imagery would help-carrots- anything like that will sell itself. Not sure a picture of the sparkler is as relevant as a carrot? Whoever is searching stuff up knows what they’re looking for, it’s not common, you still might want simple-minded people to stay engaged. I first thought was, what is this, I never heard of it. 

  9. Hello Alexa, thank you for sharing this helpful information regarding lutein and zeaxanthin supplements. I never knew much about lutein for eye health. Best of all is that we can easily get the required quantity of lutein from fruits and vegetables that are easy to get access to.

    The lutein product you have reviewed looks really nice considering what it does and the user ratings. I can only say, this is lovely plus the benefits are good. Thanks!

  10. Hey, I enjoy a lot while reading your article and found it very useful for everyone like me. Thank you so much for sharing with us such a beautiful article. After reading your article I know about lutein and zeaxanthin supplements. I hope it will be good for my health and my eyes. I’ll try this supplement. I have a question. Does this supplement have any side effects and what can it be taken by people of all ages? I first thought was, what is this, I never heard of it.

    1. At present, except for the safety of pregnant women is unknown. Appropriate use of lutein is extremely safe. The only side effect is carotinemia caused by excessive use. The skin of hands and feet is yellow. But caroteneemia is not harmful to the human body. As long as the dose is reduced, it will return to normal .

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