Lutein is a natural carotenoid found in fruits and vegetables. It is also an excellent antioxidant that inhibits the formation of harmful free radicals and reduces oxidative stress to eyes. The most important is the presence of lutein in the macular area and lens, is the most important nutrient element of the retina, the lack of lutein easily cause macular degeneration and blurred vision, and then appear visual degeneration, myopia and other symptoms.
Lutein is one of the main extracts of marigold. At present, lutein is more widely used in eye care. The main physiological functions of lutein in eye care are as follows:
1. Forms the most important antioxidant in the macular area, the most essential area for vision;
2. Filter harmful short-wave blue light;
3. Improve visual function (reduce color difference and improve color contrast);
4. Inhibit free radicals formed during the photosensitive process;
5. Improved glare disability and light stimulation recovery period;
A 2007 study in the journal of pharmacological and biophysical research found that lutein, whether taken orally or applied, improves skin's ability to retain moisture and elasticity, while preventing cell oxidation, slowing the aging process, and even worse, protecting skin from UV rays and airborne pollutants.
Lutein and other carotenoids are thought to have antioxidant properties. Antioxidants protect cells from damage caused by free radicals, damaging byproducts of normal metabolism.Free radicals in the body can rob other molecules of electrons and damage cells and genes in a process called oxidation. Fight free radicals, is anti-oxidation anti-aging.
Marigold lutein in 2007, the main extract of pharmacological and biological physics research has shown that in the magazine, whether oral or smear lutein can improve the skin's ability to hold moisture and elasticity, but also can prevent the oxidation of the cells, reducing the speed of aging, more is also can protect the skin from UV rays and pollutants in the air.Form a protective layer on the skin and make our skin smooth.