Lutein and Cognitive Effects

Recent Research Bolsters Case for Lutein’s Cognitive Effects

New research published in The Journal of Nutrition, reinforces the cognitive benefits associated with Lutein.  Lutein is a carotenoid, which are a class of phytonutrients found in a wide variety of plants, bacteria and algae and provide important antioxidants functions, and have been linked to improved brain health. Lutein has also been widely associated as…

Lutein and Pregnancy

Study Highlights “Unique Roles of Lutein & Zeaxanthin May Play During Pregnancy”

According to new research Lutein and Zeaxanthin are found in higher levels in the placenta and the umbilical cord blood than any other carotenoid.  This finding adds to the ever growing body of science which supports the benefits of Lutein and Zeaxanthin in infant and fetal development.  The evidence has been accumulating which supports the…

Lutein and Age Related Macular Degeneration

Two Decades of Data and 100,000 Participants Support Role of Lutein-Zeaxanthin in Lowering AMD Risk

New research has found that increased levels of lutein and zeaxanthin are associated with a reduction in the risk of developing advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Over 102,000 people participated in the Nurses’ Health Study and the Health Professionals Follow-up Study which provided over 20 years of data.  Both studies indicated individuals with the highest…

Lutein and Cognitive Function

Lutein and Zeaxanthin Levels Linked to Better Cognitive Function

A new study has found that higher blood levels of Lutein and Zeaxanthin may be associated with improved memory, cognition and executive function.  Data from this study found higher Zeaxanthin levels were associated with increased processing speeds and higher levels of both Zeaxanthin and Lutein were associated with enriched scores for many cognitive measures. Data…