AOR Eco-Series Lutein 60 VSoftgels
- Gluten Free
- Non GMO
- Eye Health
NATURAL PROTECTION FOR YOUR EYES
- Provides high dose lutein with naturally-occurring zeaxanthin
- Filters harmful UV light and protects against blue light
- Extracted from wildcrafted marigold flowers
- Vegan formula and softgel
Lutein is an antioxidant known as a carotenoid, commonly found in leafy green vegetables such as spinach, kale, and broccoli. It also naturally occurs in the macula region of the human eye. The development of eye conditions such as macular degeneration and cataracts occur when proteins that make up the lens fibre are damaged. This protein damage is caused by oxidation and exposure to blue light, or sun exposure. The presence of antioxidants in the lens of the eye prevents oxidation and UV damage from occurring. Lutein’s protective effect on the eyes is threefold: it filters out UV light, protects the blood vessels of the macular region, and prevents the oxidation of fatty acids in the phosphoreceptor membrane.
As part of the Eco Series, Lutein is formulated in a carrageenan-free Vegan Softgel, offering optimal absorption and suitability for various dietary preferences or restrictions, while promoting environmental sustainability. As our Lutein is sourced from wildcrafted drought-tolerant marigold, which grows rampant and is considered an invasive plant species, it is a superior option when considering environmental impact.
Keeping with our committment to sustainability, all of AOR’s Eco Series product labels and printed materials have been printed on stone paper. Stone Paper is made from reclaimed limestone (calcium carbonate), recycled concrete, and a small amount of HDPE (high density polyethylene). These components are combined in an environmentally friendly manufacturing process under pressure and heat, using no water, dyes, or bleaches. One tonne of stone paper saves 20 trees and 16,000 gallons of water, resulting in a carbon footprint rudction of 67% when compared to pulp paper.
Lutein protects the eyes against oxidative stress; conditions associated with sunlight damage, such as cataracts and age-related macular degeneration, improves macular pigment optical density and helps to reduce the risk of developing cataracts.