Lutein is a natural pigment obtained in the diet in yellow and green vegetables and selectively concentrated in the macula of the eye. It is also present in the lens of the eye and in the skin. Based on a wealth of scientific literature, lutein is believed to help maintain healthy eyes and skin as people age. More than 300 peer-reviewed studies have indicated lutein’s overall health benefits and more than 100 studies have suggested a specialized role for lutein in eye and skin health.
Created by Kemin Industries, one of the world’s foremost nutritional ingredient manufacturers and marketers, FloraGLO® Lutein is the world’s leading brand of lutein and is used in more clinical trials than any other lutein brand, including the National Eye Institute’s second Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS2). It’s also the lutein ingredient found in the ocular supplements most recommended by doctors (47).
Derived from marigolds, FloraGLO® Lutein has Generally Recognized as Safe (“GRAS”) status for multiple food and beverage applications. The globally-recognized Joint Food Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) also approved and specified an acceptable daily intake (ADI) of up to 2 mg/kg/bw of lutein/zeaxanthin. In reaching its ADI, JECFA considered information on the toxicity, identity and purity of FloraGLO® lutein.
Naturally-sourced, animal-free, GMO-free, and Kosher-certified, FloraGLO® Lutein is formulated using DSM’s patented Actilease® beadlet technology. Actilease® technology enhances ingredient bioavailability and enables consumers to receive the maximum benefits of FloraGLO® Lutein. FloraGLO® Lutein is water-dispersible and has excellent stability in a variety of product applications, giving you the product capabilities to become a powerful presence in the eye health and function, and skin health markets.
Studies suggest that FloraGLO® Lutein is more bioavailable than lutein from lutein-rich foods such as spinach.