What is Vitacost Lutein?Vitacost Lutein is a dietary supplement providing 20 mg of a high-quality form of lutein, plus 840 mcg of zeaxanthin per serving. Lutein and zeaxanthin are natural, fat-soluble yellowish pigments also found in plants and algae that protect against the toxic effects of ultraviolet radiation and oxidation. Lutein and zeaxanthin are members of the carotenoid family, nutrients found naturally in the macula of the human retina. The macula, located in the center of the retina, is responsible for producing the sharp, central vision needed to see fine detail (for reading, sewing, etc.). How does Vitacost Lutein support health?Research shows that higher plasma levels of lutein and zeaxanthin may be associated with macular health.*FloraGLOs antioxidants can protect healthy cells from damage caused by free radicals, while also filtering out potentially dangerous, high-energy blue light and ultraviolet radiation from the macula.*Studies recommend taking 6 mg to 20 mg of lutein daily for eye health and antioxidant protection.Why choose Vitacost Lutein?Supplies 20 mg of lutein per 1-softgel serving.Combines standardized extracts of both lutein and zeaxanthin in a single, convenient formula. Features FloraGLO lutein, extracted from marigold flowers using a patented purification process which creates a version chemically identical to the lutein found in vegetables and eggs. Marigold flowers are one of the best sources of lutein. Contains 120 servings per bottle.About VitacostAll Vitacost products are laboratory tested to meet FDA standards for identity, purity and composition. All products are tested for heavy metals, microbiology and contaminants. Vitacost products are produced in a NSF Certified facility. Freshness is guaranteed. * These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.