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How much lutein should we eat?

Jul 30, 2021

Lutein is so important to protect the eyes, but unfortunately the human body cannot synthesize it by itself and can only be obtained through diet.

When we are born, a certain amount of lutein is already stored in our body, and every day we grow up, lutein is being consumed, so we need to continue to supplement it through diet.

Dark green, orange and yellow fruits and vegetables (kale, spinach, leeks, cabbage, amaranth, coriander, papaya, carrots, corn, pumpkin, citrus, peaches, etc.) and egg yolks contain lutein.

The Chinese Nutrition Society has included lutein as an important dietary ingredient for adults in the 2013 edition of "Chinese Residents' Dietary Nutrient Reference Intakes" (2013 DRIs), and established a specific recommended value (SPL) of lutein of 10 mg/day. The tolerable maximum intake (UL) 40 mg/day.

lutein powder

Epidemiological investigations have shown that people with a daily dietary intake of lutein up to 6 mg have a lower incidence of age-related macular degeneration and cataracts.

Eat according to the residents' dietary guidelines, and in the case of balanced nutrition, there is basically no need to worry about the lack of lutein.

However, if you have an unbalanced diet due to picky eaters, allergies, etc., especially if you don't eat enough dark green vegetables, you can also try Guanshijian Blueberry Chewable Tablets.


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