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Pigment Power: Lutein's important role in Eye Health

Lutein is the powerhouse pigment and antioxidant that concentrates in the brain and retina and is most highly concentrated in the macula of the eyes. The key function of lutein is to prevent oxidation of fat which helps keep the brain and eyes healthy. A lack of lutein in the macula leads to macular degeneration. Oxidative and inflammatory stress are activities that predominantly occur in the brain so it is vital that lutein be present to prevent the oxidation of omega-3 fatty acids. A diet rich in fruits and veggies that contain lutein and other antioxidants helps to maintain adequate levels of lutein in the brain and eyes. More research is needed to better understand the relationships between body fat and antioxidants and the role they play in our ocular and neurological health. The VisiVite line of productscan help you maintain your ocular health with FloraGlo® Brand Lutein.*

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