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Common Name(s): (3R,3′R, 6′R)beta-epsilon-carotene-3-3′-diol; (CAS registry number 127-40-2), E161b, Lutein, Macular pigment, Xanthophyll
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Drug Information:
There is a lack of consensus and limited evidence from clinical and epidemiological studies as to whether an association exists between a higher intake of xanthophylls (lutein with or without zeaxanthin) and protection against age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and cataracts. The use of lutein in the management of cardiovascular conditions and cancer has been proposed. A dose of lutein 5 mg/day is widely used. AMD trials have used lutein 10 to 20 mg/day for 3 to 6 months or longer. Contraindications have not been identified. Learn more

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Medically reviewed by USARx EDITORIAL TEAM Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Lutein (www.drugs.com/npp/lutein.html).