Lutein is believed to play an important role in maintaining healthy eyes and eyesight.

Nutrient Reference Value (NRV)

Although no NRV is established for lutein, it is estimated that 3-6 mg is an optimum intake (based on an optimal diet containing 5-6 servings of fruits and vegetables)

Food sources

  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Turnip greens
  • Broccoli
  • Egg yolk

Potential benefits at recommended levels

  • Lutein (and zeaxanthin) are the dominant carotenoids present in the macular region of the retina and are linked to normal function of the retina, which is responsible for sharp and detailed vision
  • Helps support healthy eyesight
  • Helps filter out the sun's harmful rays