In this Article
- What other names is Lutein known by?
- What is Lutein?
- How does Lutein work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Lutein.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Lutein is LIKELY SAFE when used in the amounts found in food.
Cystic fibrosis: People with cystic fibrosis might not absorb some carotenoids from food very well, and often have low blood levels of lutein. How much the body absorbs from lutein supplementation might also be decreased in people with cystic fibrosis.
- For reducing the risk of cataracts and age-related macular degeneration (AMD): 6 mg of lutein per day, either through diet or using supplements. People consuming 6.9 to 11.7 mg of lutein per day through diet had the lowest risk of developing AMD and cataracts.
- For reducing symptoms of AMD: 10 mg per day of lutein supplements.
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