Super Lutein is a nutritional supplement formulated with 6 types of carotenoids, namely lutein, zeaxanthin, β-cryptoxanthin, β-carotene, α-carotene and lycopene. This is a recipe that brings out the benefits of each carotnoid and endorsed by Professor Frederick Khachik - a leader in the carotenoid research who discovered the presence of β-cryptoxanthin in the body and began its development. Professor Frederick Khachik recommends these 6 carotenoids that are said to take up about 85%* of the carotenoids found in the human body. Other nutritional components such as bilberry extract, black currant extract, DHA, B vitamins, vitamin E and so on are added for a more balanced formula to help support the maintenace of a healthy lifestyle.
* Largely dependent on one's dietary habits and carotenoids intake
Using a proprietary manufacturing method, FloraGLO®Lutein is extracted by Kemin Industries, Inc., from the African marigold that are cultivated and harvested under strict regulations in India. It was the first lutein product to be granted the GRAS (Generally Recognised As Safe) status by a federal agency in the United States in 2001, and it remains a brand of lutein that is highly regarded in the lutein market today.
In 2007, National Research Review, a scientific journal, published the survey data collected in the United States that showed "the ratio of lutein to zeaxanthin in a typical diet is 5:1". Inspired by the concept of "deriving this ratio naturally", we achieved this formula while preserving its balance. At DSM Natural Products, "FloraGLO®Lutein" from Kemin Industries, Inc. is combined with "OPTISHARP®Natural" (zeaxanthin) to achieve the ratio of lutein : zeaxanthin = 5:1*.
* Based on the standard value of the raw ingredients
* OPTISHARP® Natural is a registered trademark of DSM.
* ®FloraGLO Lutein / FloraGLO Premium Seal is a trademark of Kemin Industries, Inc.