The macula is a portion of the retina responsible for central and fine vision. The macula pigments are predominantly composed of three carotenoids: lutein, zeaxanthin, and mesozeaxanthin. FloraGlo® is a natural source of both lutein and zeaxanthin; mesozeaxanthin is generated from lutein and zeaxanthin within the retina. The dual nature of these plant pigments as blue-light filters and antioxidants has been extensively researched. Numerous studies support their safety and efficacy in supporting healthy vision.† Bilberry is added to provide synergistic benefits such as antioxidant and structural support.†
- Contains the patented and trademarked FloraGLO® lutein extracted from marigolds.
- FloraGlo® is a good source of lutein and zeaxanthin and provides ratios similar to those found in green vegetables.
- Bilberry extract is included for its synergistic effects.
- Lutein is a member of the carotenoid family. It accumulates in the macula portion of the retina and helps filter blue light thereby protecting the macula; part of the eye responsible for focus and fine vision.†
- This protection has been shown to help reduce the risk of macular degeneration.†
- Zeaxanthin is another important carotenoid that is chemically similar to lutein and works synergistically with lutein to help reduce the risk for macular degeneration.†
- Bilberry contains anthocyanosides, which provide antioxidant protection and help support normal, healthy eye structure. Bilberry helps protect the integrity of the small blood vessels that supply the eyes.†
FloraGLO® Lutein FOR Eye Health (by Kemin)
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, including cataracts or age related macular degeneration (AMD) may also appear overtime due to family history or environmental factors.
FloraGLO® Lutein is a natural ingredient for vision supplements. Backed by over 20 years of research, it's one of the safest, most trusted lutein brands. FloraGLO Lutein is an extract from marigold flowers, providing the same absorbable form of lutein found in common foods, such as kale, spinich, corn and peppers.
How DOES FLORAGLO LUTEIN BENEFIT EYE HEALTH?
FloraGLO Lutein is scientifically proven to protect our eyes from visible light, known as blue light. It is most widely known for eye health due to a groundbreaking study known as the Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 (AREDS2) – a study which used FloraGLO Lutein.
As the number one researched lutein brand worldwide, FloraGLO Lutein has an unsurpassed reputation for trust and performance in the market.
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, and extracted resulting in marigold oleoresin which is shipped to Kemin headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa where it is further processes into unesterified (free) FloraGLO Lutein. Each step of the manufacturing process is carefully controlled to ensure a quality naturally-sourced lutein.
Kemin’s Commitment To FloraGLO Lutein Science
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.
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 marketplace. 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 is clinically-tested to increase and maintain MPOD (the measurement of macular pigment density in the macula.) FloraGLO Lutein is the same free-form found in common fruits and vegetables. Because it is free form, it is more easily absorbed by the body.
FloraGLO Lutein in 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.
Not all lutein is the same
Researchers, eye care professionals and leading supplement manufacturers from around the globe rely on the consistent quality, safety and proven efficacy profile of FloraGLO Lutein.