FloraGLO® Lutein - A Clinically Studied Dietary Ingredient for Eye Health
Your eyesight is precious and indispensable. It allows you to see your loved ones, visualize ideas and enjoy every moment to the fullest. But as you age, your visual health may naturally decline. Various eye conditions may also appear overtime due to family history or poor lifestyle choices. Even with 20/20 vision, your eyes may not be performing at their best.
FloraGLO Lutein is a natural supplement ingredient for vision and eye health supplements. Backed by over 20 years of research, it's one of the safest, most trusted lutein brands. FloraGLO is an extract from marigold flowers that provides the same absorbable form of lutein found in common foods.
Here's why top vitamin and dietary supplement manufacturers are formulating with FloraGLO:
- Doctors recommend FloraGLO more than any other lutein brand
- It's the most studied lutein ingredient with over 80 clinical studies
- It's the only lutein brand that is Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) for use in infant formula
- It's science-backed, not borrowed: Kemin's leadership in research is unmatched
How does FloraGLO Lutein work?
Look for FloraGLO Lutein in vision supplements
An eye health supplement containing FloraGLO Lutein is the simplest way to get the naturally-sourced lutein you need each day.
What is lutein?
Lutein (LOO-teen), often paired with zeaxanthin (zee-uh-zan-thin), is an important nutrient used by the body to protect your eyes and keep them performing at their best. These nutrients are part of a class called carotenoids, found in the human diet in a variety of fruits and vegetables18, namely dark leafy greens. Lutein and zeaxanthin are the ONLY dietary nutrients selectively deposited in the eye19, specifically, in the macula lutea, to create a protective layer known as macular pigment.20,21 This protective layer is the eye’s natural defense against harmful blue light.
Lutein and zeaxanthin protect the eyes by acting as powerful antioxidants to prevent damage from free radicals.
Your body can’t produce lutein or zeaxanthin on its own, and these nutrient levels can naturally decline with age - leaving your eyes unprotected and vulnerable.22 That's why it’s so important to replenish your lutein and zeaxanthin levels daily through diet and supplementation.
Sources of lutein:
Green, leafy vegetables like spinach, kale or broccoli are some of the best dietary sources of lutein and zeaxanthin. But if you’re like most Americans, you're not eating near enough of these green superfoods. In fact, the average American diety only provides about 1-2 mg of lutein and zeaxanthin.23
Why do you need lutein?
One of the main culprits that negatively impacts eye health over time is overexposure to harmful wavelengths of blue light. Blue light is a component of visible light and everyone is exposed to it. Nearly every source of light - natural or artificial - emits blue light.5-7 In fact, our eyes are exposed to it all day long, both indoors and out, and at ever-increasing levels.7 Your eyes can't filter blue light on their own, and overexposure may lead to poor vision.8,9,14,15,16 Read more on blue light here.
Regardless of your age, supplementing with lutein can protect your eyes from blue light and keep your vision sharp for a lifetime.
FloraGLO Lutein extends beyond eye health
From flower to formula
Kemin uses only the best growing and harvesting practices to cultivate its elite dietary ingredients. Our proprietary lutein manufacturing process has been developed and refined over the last 20 years.
Our marigold flowers are grown in India, 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 the naturally-sourced lutein is not degraded, maintaining its quality and consistency.
- Kemin's marigolds are grown under Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and traceable back to the farms where they originated
- FloraGLO Lutein is manufactured in accordance with cGMPs to ensure the highest quality
Not all lutein is the same
FloraGLO lutein is the same free-form found in common fruits and vegetables. This free-form lutein is easily absorbed by the body to keep our eyes healthy and functioning at their best. FloraGLO Lutein in a powder form is produced with DSM's Actilease® microencapsulation technology, a proprietary process that combines superior bioavailabity, excellent stability and very low extrusion losses - providing lower overages and smaller tablets.
FloraGLO Lutein: The safe and natural supplement ingredient for vision
- Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) in food and beverage applications
- The only lutein brand with GRAS status for infant formula15
- Clinically proven safe for babiesc
- Approved for infant nutritionc
Kemin: The Pioneers of Lutein Science and Discovery
FloraGLO was the first lutein brand introduced into the global marketplace and has maintained its status as the gold standard for over two decades. FloraGLO was the chosen lutein ingredient in the largest lutein supplementation trial to date, the prestigious Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 (AREDS2) by the National Institutes of Health’s National Eye Institute.16
Science backed, not borrowed
The efficacy of FloraGLO Lutein is unparalleled, as compared with other lutein brands and as demonstrated in human clinical trials time and time again. The global vitamin and dietary supplement market relies on clinical evidence in order to differentiate products in the market place. It's critical for manufacturers to formulate with ingredients that have clinical evidence to substantiate health benefits, which is why so many choose FloraGLO.
Superior absorption and bioavailability
FloraGLO lutein helps increase MPOD (the measurement of macular pigment density in the macula.) FloraGLO has also shown to help maintain MPOD with aging.
Kemin's Committment To Lutein Science
We are committed to upholding the FloraGLO standard through continued collaboration, innovation and scientific discovery. We aim to continue to develop scientific and consumer understanding to create new opportunities that advance public health.
Researchers, eye care professionals and leading vitamin manufacturers from around the globe rely on the consistent quality, safety and proven efficacy profile of FloraGLO Lutein to create eye health vitamins with lutein.
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Recommended use: a dose of > 6 mg lutein/zeaxanthin is considered efficacious.
*Kemin has a blue light patent covering three conditions for people of all ages; presbyopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism.
a. PubMed, 2015.
b. Based on the results of the National Disease and Therapeutic Index syndicated report among physicians who recommend a dietary supplement with lutein for eye health – December 2014 - December 2015 (USA data).
c. U.S. Food & Drug Administration, 2004. GRAS Notice Inventory, GRN No. 140, 221 and 390.
d. Roberts, Richard. “Methods of Treating Ocular Disorders.” Kemin Industries, Inc., assignee. Patent US9226940 B2. 5 Jan. 2016. Kemin's patent covers three conditions for all ages; presbyopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism.
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