Lutein for eyes to protect the secret weapon

The secret weapon to protect your eyes - Lutein

 Lutein is a carotenoid compound with powerful antioxidant properties. It plays an important role in our eyes. Lutein is found in a variety of plants, such as spinach, carrots, and citrus. By eating these lutein-rich foods, we can get enough lutein to protect eye health.

Our eyes are one of the most important sensory organs in our daily lives, so it is important to protect eye health. In addition to daily eye care, we can also improve eye health by consuming a nutrient called “lutein.” This article will delve into the structure, function and relationship between lutein and eye health to help everyone better understand lutein and apply it rationally in daily life.

Introduction to the structure and function of eye

 The human visual system is a complex system composed of multiple parts that cooperate with each other. The cornea, lens, retina, and other parts of the eye perform different functions, including focusing light, sensing light signals, and transmitting information to the brain. At the same time, our eyes also face challenges from the daily environment, such as ultraviolet rays, blue light, pollutants, etc. Understanding the structure and function of the eye is fundamental to understanding how lutein protects our eyes.

Definition and sources of lutein

The eye protection mechanism of lutein

 Lutein protects our eyes from damage by absorbing and filtering harmful blue light. Blue light is a high-energy light, and long-term exposure to blue light can cause retinal damage. Lutein’s molecular structure allows it to absorb and neutralize these harmful blue lights, thereby reducing the risk of retinal damage. In addition, lutein has antioxidant properties that scavenge free radicals and reduce oxidative stress, further protecting the eyes from damage. Studies show that lutein can reduce eye inflammation and slow the progression of eye diseases such as retinal degeneration.

The relationship between lutein and eye diseases

 In addition to protecting the eyes from damage,Marigold Extract lutein has been linked to the prevention and treatment of some eye diseases. Studies show that people who consume enough lutein have a lower risk of developing cataracts. Additionally, lutein has been widely studied for its association with macular degenerative diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration. Appropriate intake of lutein can significantly reduce the risk of macular degeneration. By absorbing blue light, macular pigment protects the underlying photoreceptor cell layer from light damage, which may be caused by the formation of reactive oxygen species during photosensitivity reactions. There is good epidemiological evidence that the amount of macular pigment is inversely related to the incidence of age-related macular degeneration, an irreversible process and the leading cause of blindness in the elderly. Macular pigment can be increased by increasing the intake of foods rich in lutein and zeaxanthin, such as dark green leafy vegetables, or by supplementing with lutein or zeaxanthin.

Lutein intake methods and dosage recommendations

In order to obtain enough lutein to protect eye health, we can achieve the effect through food intake and dietary supplements.

Food Intake

 Lutein is found in a variety of plants, including spinach, bitter greens, rapeseed, broccoli, carrots, etc. Moderate intake of these lutein-rich foods in your diet can help improve eye health. It is recommended to consume about 6 mg to 20 mg of lutein daily.

Dietary Supplements lutein

 Eating foods rich in lutein can effectively reduce the incidence of macular degeneration, cataracts, atherosclerosis, and some cancers5,6; therefore, the international demand for lutein continues to increase. Lutein is the main pigment in marigold petals, accounting for 90% of the total carotenoids in the petals. Marigold is one of the main raw materials for extracting lutein and is a promising economic crop.

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