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By James F. Balch, M.D. and Mark Stengler, N.D.
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Description: Lutein is a member of the carotenoid family. It has antioxidant activity and is known to be a key component of the macula, an area of the retina that is responsible for vision. It is mainly used as a supplement to prevent and treat macular degeneration.


  • Cataracts
  • Macular degeneration

Precautions: No side effects have been reported.

Dosage: Take 15 mg daily if you have macular degeneration and up to 5 mg daily as a preventative dosage.

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