Many are aware that Lutein is good for our eyes. But do you know that there are actually different grades of lutein available in the market? For example, lower grade of lutein are usually because the synthetic vitamins or the content of lutein are insufficient.
The recommend daily dosage of lutein is at least 6mg of high quality lutein, in order to protect the health of your eyes and to reap the most benefit of what lutein can offer.
Only a few know how to tell if their supplements are synthetic or not. Synthetic vitamins are usually less effective, because they are chemically created or reduced down to one specific crystalline vitamin; therefore, they are no longer natural.
To know what is a good quality Lutein, we will take FloraGLO™ Lutein as a reference:
FloraGLO™ Lutein is the most clinically researched lutein brand worldwide*1. It is clinically proven to be absorbed by the body and increase macular pigment*2. Marigold oleoresin, the raw material for FloraGLO Lutein, is original lutein derived from dried petals of African marigolds. It is then processed using a proprietary manufacturing process, which involves removing fatty acids from lutein esters to obtain free lutein in crystal form, and the subsequent drying and screening processes which produce high-purity and high-quality FloraGLO Lutein.
*1 Kemin Industries, Inc. internal memorandum based on PubMed search.
*2 Alexander, D.A., and Emmick, T.E. (KHBB-017-083) Human Clinical Trials with FloraGLO Lutein, In TL-10-00183.
If you are not taking a FloraGLO lutein, then you are most likely taking an inferior product and it will not be able to protect the health of your eyes like how a high quality product will do. So for smart and tech savy consumers like us, we must do our own research on the products and choose the right one.
Super Lutein consist of FloraGLO™ Lutein, as we insist on ensuring high safety standards in our ingredients and production.