Lutein and zeaxanthin are important nutrients for the prevention of cardiovascular disease, stroke, and lung cancer.

LuteinBenefits.com is dedicated to providing information, links to Web resources, and news about the natural antioxidant lutein, and its impact on human health.

THIS SITE DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE.

All the contents on this site, including text, graphics, images, information obtained from other sources, links and other material are for informational purposes only. PLEASE READ THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE.

Lutein and Zeaxanthin and Cardiovascular Health

Lutein and zeaxanthin inhibit lipid peroxidation, a likely factor in the etiology of both retinal and cardiovascular disease. The presence of adhesion molecules on endothelial cell surfaces is a marker of atherosclerosis pathogenesis. In vitro research has demonstrated lutein incubation with cultured endothelial cells effectively inhibits the expression of these adhesion molecules.

Other research has found lutein and zeaxanthin can inhibit thickening of the walls of carotid arteries and LDL-induced migration of monocytes to human artery cell walls. These are potential mechanisms for lutein's protective effect in cardiovascular disease.

Read Source Article by Alternative Medicine Review

 

Eggs are good for you. Really!

The lutein bioavailability from egg is higher than that from other sources, including supplements and spinach.