What is Difference Between Zeaxanthin And Lutein

Nov 26, 2021

Zeaxanthin is an oil-soluble natural pigment widely found in green vegetables, marigolds, fruits, goji berries and yellow corn. In nature, it often coexists with lutein, β -carotene and cryptoxanthin to form carotenoid mixtures. Lutein and zeaxanthin are both substances that make people's eyes healthier. They are both found in the retina of the eye and are an important part of the eye, but lutein and zeaxanthin are also different.


Difference between lutein and zeaxanthin

25They are found in different substances, lutein is mainly found in vegetables, darker vegetables have higher levels of lutein. It is found in yellow corn, egg yolks, goji berries, red peppers and other foods

25Lutein differs from zeaxanthin, a powerful antioxidant that helps boost immunity. It is a powerful antioxidant that can also protect tissue cells by quenching singlet oxygen and scavenging free radicals, thus protecting the biological system from some potential harmful effects caused by excessive oxidation.

25It is mainly concentrated in the central macular area of the retina, while lutein is distributed throughout the retina.Both work together to protect the retina and prevent eye diseases.

Function of zeaxanthin

1. It is a very effective blue light filter because of its specific absorption of the most damaging blue light from the retina.

2. Antioxidant, can prevent and relieve age-related macular degeneration (AMD), prevent cataract formation.

3. Prevent cardiovascular diseases and slow down the process of arteriosclerosis;Reduce the occurrence of cancer and enhance immune function;It also plays a role in cognitive function in older adults.

Recommended daily allowance of zeaxanthin

Relevant studies have found that the ratio of lutein to zeaxanthin is 10:2, which can reduce the risk of senile macular disease. The supplement is recommended to be used with lutein.


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