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Can Lutein Protect Eyes?

Feb 10, 2020

Lutein is the most important nutrient in the human retina. It is contained in the macula (visual center) and lens of the eye retina, especially the macula contains high concentration of lutein.

Lutein is an important antioxidant. It is a member of the carotenoid family, also known as "phytolutein." Coexist with zeaxanthin in nature. Scientific research shows that lutein is the only carotenoid found in the eye retina and the body. This element cannot be manufactured by the human body and must be supplemented by external intake. Without this element, the eyes will be blind. Ultraviolet and blue light from sunlight entering the eyes will generate a large number of free radicals, causing cataracts, macular degeneration, and even cancer. Lutein can filter blue light, break down the damage of strong light and ultraviolet rays to the human eye, thereby avoiding damage to the eyes by blue light, and preventing vision degradation and blindness caused by its deficiency. Therefore, it is also known as the eye's Guardian.

What is the role of lutein?

1. The main pigment components of the retina: Lutein and zeaxanthin constitute the main components of vegetable pigments such as vegetables, fruits, flowers, etc., And it is also the main pigments of the macular region of the human eye. Human eyes contain high amounts of lutein. This element cannot be manufactured by the human body and must be supplemented by ingesting lutein extract. Without this element, the eyes will be blind.

2. It protect the eyes from light damage, which delay the aging of the eyes and prevent lesions. Ultraviolet rays and blue light in the sun enter the eyes will generate a lot of free radicals, leading to cataracts, macular degradation, and even cancer. Ultraviolet rays-generally make up the cornea and the lens to filter out, but blue light can penetrate the eyeballs directly to the retina and the macula. It in the macula can filter out blue light in case of blue light to avoid eye damage. The outer layer of fat in the macular area is particularly vulnerable to oxidative damage from sunlight, so this area is extremely prone to degradation.

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