Chemical Formula: C40H56O2
Formula Weight: 568.87
Chemical Family: Carotenoids
Appearance: Red orange powder
Melting Point: N/A
Long Term Storage: -80C
Shipping Conditions: Cooler, Dry Ice
Tariff Code: Sch B# 3822.00.0002 (CN,CH,AU:HTS# 3822.00.60.00)
Botanical Name: N/A
Merck Index: 1,410,063
Used for: N/A
EINECS (EC#): 204-840-0
Safety Phrase: 22-24/25
Risk Phrase: N/A
Safety Notes: N/A
Hazard Statements: N/A
Signal Word: DANGER
Precautionary Statements: N/A
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Lutein is a strong antioxidant, and effective against macular degeneration.
Lutein is a part of the xanthophyll family of carotenoids found in many green vegetables such as spinach, kale, and lettuce1. High levels of lutein can also be found in the retina of the human eye2. Lutein is a fat-soluble antioxidant often studied for its anti-inflammatory properties and support for cardiovascular health3.
1. Perry A., Rasmussen H., Johnson E.J. Xanthophyll [lutein, zeaxanthin] content in fruits, vegetables and corn and egg products. J. Food Compos. Anal. 2009; 22:9–15. doi: 10.1016/j.jfca.2008.07.006.
2. Lima V.C., Rosen R.B., Farah M. Macular pigment in retinal health and disease. Int. J. Retina Vitreous. 2016; 2:19. doi: 10.1186/s40942-016-0044-9.
3. Ciccone, M.M., Cortese, F., Gesualdo, M., et al.Dietary intake of carotenoids and their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects in cardiovascular care. Mediators of Inflammation 2013, 1-12 (2013).