FloraGLO® Lutein For Brain Health

From protecting the developing infant brain to supporting cognitive function in adults, a growing body of research supports lutein as an important nutrient for brain function throughout all stages of life. No other lutein brand is backed by more research on brain health than FloraGLO® Lutein. Researchers and leading vitamin manufacturers all over the world rely on the quality and safety profile of FloraGLO and its proven efficacy. 

FloraGLO Lutein for the Developing Infant and Child

Currently, FloraGLO is the only lutein brand used in 15 publications of interventional studies investigating the effects of lutein for infants. FloraGLO is also the only lutein brand that is Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) for use in term and pre-term infant formula. Therefore, FloraGLO is the number one choice to provide lutein for prenatal, infant and pediatric products for neural development and protection during infancy and childhood. 

Baby face and text. FloraGLO for prenatal and infant nutrition, clinically proven safe for use in infant nutrition, the only lutein brand GRAS for infant formula.

FloraGLO for Brain Function and Healthy Aging

Brain functions like processing speed and working memory can decline with age. Research shows that FloraGLO Lutein can help individuals maintain brain health and function. FloraGLO is unique in the market with body of 8 publications of interventional studies investigating the effects of FloraGLO Lutein supplementation on cognition in healthy adults. 

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 25 years.

Our marigold flowers are grown in India, meticulously handpicked, and extracted resulting in marigold oleoresin which 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 a quality naturally-sourced lutein. 

World Friendly

Plant Based

US GRAS4

Non GMO

Vegetarian

Gluten Free

Here's why top vitamin and dietary supplement manufacturers are formulating with FloraGLO:1-4

 

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Blue circle icon with stethoscope. Trusted by doctors, over 20 years of proven safety.
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The Most Studied Brand

Proven in over 100 human clinical trials.

Trusted by Doctors

Over 25 years of proven safety.

The Blue Light Brand

Supported by a patent showing how lutein filters blue light.

Safe for Babies

Clinically proven safe for use in infant nutrition.

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Recommended use: a dose of = 10 mg FloraGLO® Lutein and 2 mg OPTISHARP™ Natural Zeaxanthin is considered efficacious.

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