Lutein

 
Lutein is believed to play an important role in maintaining healthy eyes and eyesight.
Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) per Day
Although no RDA is established for lutein, it is estimated that 3‑6 mg is an optimum intake (based on an optimal diet containing 5-6 servings of fruits and vegetables).
  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Turnip greens
  • Broccoli
  • Egg yolk
  • None have been reported in humans
  • Lutein (and zeaxanthin) are the dominant carotenoids present in the macular region of the retina and are linked to normal function of the retina, which is responsible for sharp and detailed vision 
  • Helps support healthy eyesight
  • Helps filter out the sun's harmful rays
  • Lutein is being studied for its ability to lower the risk of age‑related macular degeneration (AMD) and cataracts 
  • Lutein is believed to protect against AMD by filtering harmful blue light
  • None known