Lutein is one of those ingredients that you see on the back of your vitamin bottle. Yet few people know what it actually does. Why is it included in daily supplements?
A crucial nutrient for the health of your vision, lutein does the following:
- Protects the eye from direct sunlight effects
- Neutralizes free radicals in the lens and retina to protect vision
- Contributes to retinal pigment
A bonus benefit is the fact that lutein decreases cancer and heart disease by stopping free radical damage.
Like to take your supplements in food?
Look for your lutein in egg yolks, peas, oranges, squash and red grapes.