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Lutein Clinical Grade (1-month supply)

Keep your eyes healthy and working their best with 20 mg of Clinical Grade Lutein
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Clinical Grade Lutein Is the Single Most Important Nutrient for Your Eyes

When it comes to supplements for eye health, the importance of lutein cannot be overstated. Clinical Grade Lutein—with 20 mg of lutein and 4 mg of naturally occurring zeaxanthin—provides just what you need for premier eye health. What’s more, Dr. Whitaker’s Clinical Grade Lutein is sourced from award-winning, clinically studied Lutemax® 2020, a naturally derived marigold extract providing all three macular carotenoids—lutein and enhanced levels of both zeaxanthin isomers (RR- and RS [meso]-zeaxanthin)—at the same 5:1 ratio as found in nature. This unique combination of lutein with zeaxanthin isomers makes Lutemax 2020 a highly effective eye health ingredient.

Lutein, the single most important carotenoid for your eyes, has been clinically studied to support the health of the macula, support vision under low light conditions, and protect your eyes against oxidative stress caused by blue light.

Even mainstream doctors have jumped on board the lutein bandwagon, but beware…they’re not always recommending truly beneficial levels that will deliver maximum results. And now, there are more options than ever out there for you to choose from, making it even more confusing. So how do you know you’re getting the best quality? Do your homework. Clinical Grade Lutein contains the clinically researched dosage of lutein, in the clinically researched form and proper scientifically balanced ratios so you know you’re getting the best quality. See the chart to the right and compare for yourself.

Just one daily softgel with 20 mg of Lutein:

  • Promotes the overall health of your eyes
  • Supports macular health and visual performance
  • Helps with light adaptation in low light conditions
  • Protects eyes from oxidative stress

Plus, you can double the dose for additional support!

Clinically studied lutein provides free-radical protection

Lutein has been shown in multiple studies and multiple dosages to effectively shield the retina, lens, and macula from free-radical damage caused by years of exposure to oxygen and light. A healthy retina and macula are vital for seeing clear, sharp images and perceiving colors. Unfortunately, the amount of lutein in your eyes naturally declines with age. This is why supplementing with lutein is important no matter what your age.

Just released! Research update on Lutemax 2020 lutein

A study conducted at the University of Georgia found that supplementing with 5, 10, or 20 mg of OmniActive Lutemax 2020 lutein, the exact same lutein in the Clinical Grade Lutein formula, rapidly increases Macular Pigment Optical Density (MPOD), with the most rapid increase shown for a 10 mg dose.1 This was different than previous studies showing only a gradual rise in MPOD levels. Having a higher MPOD is an important measurement of eye health, as macular pigment plays a critical role in protecting the macula from blue light and helps maintain crisp, detailed, colorful vision.

Better yet, another key finding of the study was that the levels of carotenoids in the center of the macula were raised in a dose-dependent fashion, with the highest dose, 20 mg (the dosage in Clinical Grade Lutein), yielding the highest rise in central MPOD.

While this latest study was conducted on younger subjects, ages 18–25, it is yet another study that confirms that no matter your age, supplementing with lutein means you are getting serious support for maintaining the health of your eyes.

Additional research supports new MPOD findings

In another one-year, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, participants received 20 mg of lutein once daily or a placebo. The group receiving lutein experienced a significant increase in MPOD in as little as 6 months and again at 12 months, and noticed improvements in contrast and glare sensitivity especially in high and low light conditions.

Additionally, the study showed improved bioavailability of lutein in the eye in as little as one month. Furthermore, there were significant improvements in scores on the National Eye Institute 25-ltem Visual Functioning Questionnaire. Overall the study showed improved eye health benefits for those supplementing with 20 mg of lutein daily.2

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Two more studies on improved glare tolerance and macular health

In another study, adults who took 10 mg of lutein and 2 mg of zeaxanthin daily had significant improvements in the concentration of protective carotenoids in the macula of the eyes, as well as MPOD, glare tolerance, and other aspects of vision health. Specifically, MPOD levels improved and individuals were able to tolerate more intense glaring light.3 Overall, the study showed that lutein and zeaxanthin improve the ability to adjust to glare and contrast while helping support visual acuity.

And in a two-year randomized study with patients age 50 and over, supplementing with either 10 or 20 mg a day of lutein improved macular health by increasing the retinal sensitivity (the ability to adapt to light) and increasing macular pigment density.4

Zeaxanthin helps maintain lens health

Zeaxanthin is critical, too, as it helps maintain the health of your lenses, photoreceptors, and retinal lining. Similar to lutein, zeaxanthin concentrations in the macula area of the retina naturally decline as you age. But since your body can’t produce zeaxanthin, it’s important to supplement with optimal amounts. With Clinical Grade Lutein you get 4 mg of naturally occurring zeaxanthin.

Just 20 years ago, supplementation for the eyes simply wasn’t on the radar of most eye doctors, let alone MDs. Here we are two decades later and vision supplements are everywhere. But only a select few offer the premium quality and clinically studied dosage that Clinical Grade Lutein provides.

1 Stringham JM, Stringham NT. Exp Eye Research. 2016;151:1–8
2 Yao Y, et al. Nutrition. 2013;29(7–8):958–64.
3 Stringham J, Hammond B. Optom Vis Sci. 2008;85(2):82–88.
4 Huang YM, et al. Br J Ophthalmol. 2015;99(3):371–75

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Ingredients and Dosage

Doctor's Suggested Use: Take 1 softgel once or twice daily with a meal.

Serving Size: 1 Softgel
Servings Per Container: 60

Ingredient Amount Per Serving % DV
Lutein (from marigold flower) 20 mg *
Zeaxanthin isomers (from marigold flower; containing a minimum of 1 mg of meso-zeaxanthin) 4 mg *
* Daily Value (DV) not established

Other ingredients: Sunflower oil, gelatin, glycerin, purified water, annatto, titanium dioxide.

Note: Pregnant or lactating women should consult a health care professional before taking this product.
Keep out of reach of children.

Lutemax®2020 is a registered trademark of OmniActive Health Technologies, Ltd.

Science and Quality

Clinically Studied Lutemax® 2020 Provides Balanced Ratios of Lutein and Zeaxanthin

Clinical Grade Lutein contains Lutemax 2020, sourced from marigolds and providing balanced ratios of lutein and zeaxanthin to enhance the absorption of both of these protective carotenoids in the macula of the eye.

A revolutionary combination of lutein with enhanced levels of zeaxanthin

Many eye health supplements supply only one carotenoid necessary for macular health—lutein. While lutein is a potent antioxidant that provides a significant amount of the total carotenoid content of the eye, healthy eyes require more than lutein alone. Lutemax 2020 combines lutein with zeaxanthin isomers (RR- and RS-zeaxanthin), which are BOTH critical players in supplying the macula with vital supportive nutrients.

Effective levels in scientifically balanced ratios

Lutemax 2020 not only supplies both lutein and zeaxanthin isomers to support eye health, but it also delivers these nutrients at significantly higher levels. Lutemax 2020 includes a scientifically balanced combination of lutein and zeaxanthin isomers to enhance absorption of both of these vital carotenoids.

OmniActive and Dr. Whitaker:

Supporting Advanced, Sustainable Supplementation

We work with partners like OmniActive because of their commitment to delivering better products today—and with sustainable environmental practices, the world of tomorrow looks even better!

Clinical Grade Lutein contains Lutemax 2020, sourced from pristine marigold fields in India. Free from additives, preservatives, and pesticides, Lutemax 2020 provides scientifically balanced ratios of lutein and zeaxanthin to enhance the absorption of both of these protective carotenoids in the macula of the eye.

Education

Farmers are at the heart of OmniActive operations—they are an integral part of the OmniActive family and play a vital role in the commitment to quality, reliability, and sustainability of every flower grown. OmniActive promotes education beyond farming practices and additionally hosts health clinics for the farmers and their families.

Community & Social Stewardship

OmniActive has close relationships with more than 10,000 farmers who supply the marigold flowers. The result is a strong, reliable and efficient supply chain. The agricultural field teams regularly update farmers on technological advancements, including crop compatibility, to ensure efficient use of natural resources and cropland. This means greater consistency and reliability in marigold yields, improved quality of marigold crops, and greater financial return for the farmers.

Production

Consistently high-quality lutein ingredients are ensured through a fully vertical integrated manufacturing process. This includes a specialized seed blend and optimal growing conditions. In addition, OmniActive provides a high level of sustainability, transparency, and traceability compared to the competition.

Environmental Focus

OmniActive is dedicated to reducing its environmental footprint. Their state-of-the-art drying process is thermally efficient, which helps ensure that customer needs are met without compromising environmental values.

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DAILY STRESSORS—ARE YOUR EYES PROTECTED?

We protect our eyes with sunglasses when we’re outside, but inside or out, our eyes are bombarded by high-energy blue light, seemingly everywhere.

These wavelengths of light are emitted from not only the sun, but computer screens, fluorescent and LED lighting, e-readers—even your TV. Lutein is concentrated in the macula and filters and absorbs this blue light. And because lutein naturally dissipates as you age, supplementation is vital.

Excess exposure to high-energy blue light leaves macular and other eye tissue vulnerable. The high-energy blue light striking the retina increases the production of free radicals, which sets off a chain reaction of oxidative stress that can affect eye health.

Lutein plays a critical role in helping protect your eyes from the harmful effects of blue light that your eyes are blasted with on a daily basis.

Lutein and zeaxanthin support your eyes, filtering this high-energy blue light…and protecting against oxidative stress.


Frost and Sullivan Winner! couple in sunglasses

DAILY STRESSORS—ARE YOUR EYES PROTECTED?

We protect our eyes with sunglasses when we’re outside, but inside or out, our eyes are bombarded by high-energy blue light, seemingly everywhere.

These wavelengths of light are emitted from not only the sun, but computer screens, fluorescent and LED lighting, e-readers—even your TV. Lutein is concentrated in the macula and filters and absorbs this blue light. And because lutein naturally dissipates as you age, supplementation is vital.

Excess exposure to high-energy blue light leaves macular and other eye tissue vulnerable. The high-energy blue light striking the retina increases the production of free radicals, which sets off a chain reaction of oxidative stress that can affect eye health.

Lutein plays a critical role in helping protect your eyes from the harmful effects of blue light that your eyes are blasted with on a daily basis.

Lutein and zeaxanthin support your eyes, filtering this high-energy blue light…and protecting against oxidative stress.

Product Quality

  • Manufactured to exacting standards using highest quality raw materials
  • Produced under our own SOPs that meet or exceed FDA GMPs
  • Every batch tested to verify purity and potency specifications are met
  • Quality assured with our Triple-Testing Philosophy™
  • Backed by our 100% satisfaction guarantee

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