vision lutein - LUTEIN - EYE HEALTH SUPPORT - HEALTHY EYE AND VISION - lutein capsules - 2 Bottles 360 Softgels EYE HEALTH VITAMINS LUTEIN AND ZEAXANTHIN: Lutein is a type of carotenoid, a natural compound found in vegetables and other plants. Although it is yellow, it is especially abundant in dark green, leafy vegetables such as kale. Along with another vision-boosting antioxidant called zeaxanthin, lutein is abundant in anti-inflammatory foods including kale, broccoli and many other green vegetables, eggs and citrus fruits - all of which help protect the eyes from oxidative stress. EYE SUPPORT SUPPLEMENTS: Lutein and zeaxanthin may help filter harmful high-energy blue wavelengths of light and may help protect and maintain healthy cells in the eyes. Of the 600 carotenoids found in nature, only these two are deposited in high quantities in the retina (macula) of the eye. CARDIOVASCULAR BOOSTER: Also lutein is present in the blood, where it may have antioxidant effects to promote cardiovascular health. Antioxidants like lutein may help to prevent the peroxidation of fats and cholesterol, thereby fight off plaque buildup. A study in the 2001 issue of "Circulation" demonstrates lutein's potential role in supporting the artery walls from thickening. BRAIN BOOSTER SUPPLEMENTS: Lutein also may support brain function and enhance memory and learning. This research reveals that lutein is the dominant carotenoid in the brain, where it influences visual processing and other neural functions.