Rooted in science, with an unparalleled reputation for quality, efficacy and safety
Researchers, eye care professionals and leading vitamin manufacturers all over the world rely on the consistent quality, safety and proven efficacy profile of FloraGLO® Lutein to create eye health vitamins with lutein.
The FloraGLO name is synonymous with lutein excellence
Kemin uses only the best growing and harvesting practices. Kemin’s FloraGLO Lutein proprietary manufacturing process has been developed and refined over the last 20 years.
First, the marigold flowers are grown in India thanks to a strategic relationship with a trusted partner who works with more than ten thousand dedicated and loyal farmers. Then the marigolds are meticulously handpicked, dried, pelleted and extracted resulting in marigold oleoresin. Marigold oleoresin, which complies with strict specifications, is shipped to Kemin headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa where it is further processed into unesterified (“free”) FloraGLO® Lutein.
Each step of the manufacturing process is carefully controlled to ensure that naturally-sourced lutein is not degraded while the quality and consistency of the FloraGLO Lutein brand we supply is maintained.
FloraGLO Lutein is obtained from marigold flowers grown under Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and traceable back to the farms where the flowers are grown. And it is manufactured in accordance with cGMPs ensuring a high-quality product each time.
Not all lutein is the same
FloraGLO provides the same lutein form commonly found in the fruits and vegetables you eat every day.
This “free” lutein form is easily absorbed by the body,11 and helps to keep our eyes healthy and functioning at their best.
Even though the molecular structure of lutein from other source is the same, the reality is that all lutein products are not equal from lutein manufacturer to lutein manufacturer, especially in dry powder forms.
FloraGLO Lutein dry products utilizes DSM's Actilease®* microencapsulation technology, a proprietary process that combines superior bioavailabity with excellent stability and very low extrusion losses allowing for lower overages and smaller tablets.
Robust safety profile across the lifespan
Worldwide safety assessments make FloraGLO Lutein the benchmark that established the safety of supplemental lutein, not only in adults, but across the lifespan, including term and preterm infants.12,13,14,15 To date, FloraGLO® Lutein is:
- Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) in a wide-range of food and beverage applications
- The only lutein brand with GRAS status for infant formula15
- Clinically proven safe for babiesc
- Approved for infant nutritionc
Science-backed, not borrowed
Researched for more than 20 years, FloraGLO has set the gold standard in the lutein market.
Proven to be absorbed by the body11, FloraGLO Lutein is an important nutrient for the eyes1, brain2-9 and skin10 FloraGLO is the most studied lutein brand worldwide with proven efficacy in more than 80 published human clinical trialsa - more than any other lutein brand on the market.
FloraGLO was the lutein choice in the largest lutein supplementation trial to date, the prestigious National Institutes of Health’s, National Eye Institute Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2, better known as AREDS2.16
*Actilease is a registered trademark of DSM Nutritional Products, Inc.
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