The spike of gadget usage and screen-time throughout every age gap has come to a point where we have to provide extra care for our eyes. Since gadget screen has been a part of life we couldn’t live without, eye vitamin has been so popular and in demand. Two of the ingredients that have been famous are lutein and anthocyanins, some are sourced from mulberry, blackcurrant, blueberry, etc.
❤ What is lutein?
Lutein is part of the carotenoid family of antioxidants. Carotenoids are a type of phytonutrient or plant chemical, found in the cells of many types of plants. Carotenoids are responsible for the vibrant colors seen in many plants. While these pigments play an important role in plant health, they also provide health benefits for people who eat foods that are a good source of this phytonutrient.
Along with lutein, zeaxanthin is another important carotenoid that offers eye health benefits. It’s structurally similar to lutein, with just a small difference in the arrangement of its atoms. Lutein and zeaxanthin are the only dietary carotenoids found in your retina. They’re concentrated mostly in the macula region, located at the back of your eye, which is essential for your vision. Dark green leafy vegetables is a good source of lutein and zeaxanthin supplementation.
❤ Understanding the benefit of lutein for human body
Since our body cannot synthesize lutein by its own, it is necessary to get it through our diet or additional supplementation in order to
● Take care of our eye health
● Moisturize eyes
● Reduce eye fatigue and discomfort
● Protect from blue light damage
● Improve night vision
● Increase eyesight focus
❤ What is the difference between free lutein and esterified lutein? Which one is a better supplementation?
Lutein can be divided into two types, one is esterified lutein with fatty acids in structure and a larger molecular weight. Because it is a fat-soluble type, it needs to be combined with oil to help absorption; The other is free form lutein, with a smaller molecular weight, and can be directly absorbed and utilized by the human body without the needs of oil to help with the absorption, which results in a better absorption rate. For this reason, when choosing lutein supplementation, it is recommended to choose "free lutein" for better absorption!
❤ Who should take lutein?
Basically, lutein supplementation will do good to your body, so everybody can take it, but it is highly recommended to take lutein for：
● Students and office workers who spend a lot of time working in front of computer
● Gamers, influencers, people with modern jobs that require a lot of screen time
● Elderly for eyesight maintenance
● Those exposed a lot to sunlight
❤ How to choose the right lutein supplementation?
● Choose natural and patented extraction sources.
● The free form of lutein for a better absorption rate.
● The actual content of lutein is at least 10mg for effective result.
● With beneficial compound ingredients, such as: zeaxanthin, fish oil, vitamins, astaxanthin, anthocyanins, zinc yeast, selenium yeast, etc.
● The ratio of free lutein:free zeaxanthin is 5:1
❤ Lutein Q&A
Q： What is the usage of consuming BHK’s Marigold Extract Lutein?
A: Mainly to boost eye comfort, it has a very effective absorption rate to moisturize eyes, protecting from blue light damage, enhance eye overall health.
Q: How to consume?
A: Take 1-2 a day after meal. Consumption for more than 2 a day wouldn’t be beneficial.
Q: Is there any precaution?
A: Not suitable for those with fish allergies. For pregnant or breastfeeding women, it is recommended to consult with a doctor before consumption.
Q: How long does it take for the supplementation to be effective?
A: It is recommended to take the supplementation for more than 3 months for a noticeable improvement. Continue the supplementation after for maintenance purposes.