lutein zeaxanthin food sources

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Dr. Tim Conrad answered:

If lutein and zeaxanthin capsules have no provened benefits(as mentioned by some docs here),why have they been sold and not banned by FDA?

They are food

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Any food is allowed to be sold by the FDA. Vitamins, minerals, herbs and so forth are all considered food.
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How do lutein, zeaxanthin affect breast cancer?

Modulate inflamation

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These are natural carotenoids found in dark-green leafy vegetables and in egg yolks. These compounds may exert anti-inflammatory benefits along with preventing free-radical damage. This is all hypothetical or science based and there is little clinical evidence. Still a diet rich in vegetables is always a good idea!
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Dr. Marilyn Huheey answered:

How do lutein and zeaxanthin hormones affect breast cancer?

I hope no adversity

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Lutein is present in spinach and other dark leafy vegetables and when we eat it, our body makes Zeaxantin. Both of these chemicals appear to be essential for healthy macular function (reading and color). Macular degeneration was studied by the National Eye Institute using a vitamin combination in the lat '80s and this study is being repeated using both lutein and zeaxanthin as well as fish oil.
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If I work a job that requires 8 hours a day on the computer, is lutein and zeaxanthin absolutely needed?

Unrelated

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These products have been suggested as possibly helpful for the slowing down of macular degeneration. Lutein and zeaxanthin have no relationship to computer use.
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Is it ok to take trunature vision complex lutein and zeaxanthin capsule by young high myopes like me...Is there a side effect?

Probably

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It's probably okay, but there is no proven benefit either.
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My mother(age 55) is facing vitreous opacities. I plan to buy lutein and zeaxanthin for her. Will lutein and zeaxanthin help to cure her situation?

Not likely

Pigment
vitreous opacities generaly develop as aging changes within the eye. What once was a gel and changes to liquid with some elements of the gel remains. Also if the gel pulls away from the retina ( vitreous is shrinking) floaters will be seen. Also wih more serious retinal problems. Lutein & zeaxanthin are pigments that help the macula stay healthy;they won't affect the floaters issues.
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Dr. Ronald Krauser answered:

Can I take Novoret (lutein+zeaxanthin+omega 3+eicosapentanoic acid) if I currently smoke? Are long-term intake of these supplements safe?

Yes

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They are safe but have little value
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered:

When my mom(age 55) looks at white background, she sees smoke floating & black spots. Will lutein and zeaxanthin help to cure her situation?

See ophthalmologist

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What you described suggests a retinal disorder and it would be prudent to consult an ophthalmologist for proper diagnosis and treatment, as soon as possible. This is not an issue for self treatment.
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Dr. Olivia C. Liao answered:

Can I do cardio training (brisk walking, treadmill, cycling) in case of Lattice degeneration + high myopia? Does lutein, zeaxanthin, bilberry help?

Go for it

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Unless specifically restricted by your ophthalmologist or retina specialist lattice degeneration should not limit vigorous exercise. The vitamins and supplements you mentioned do not affect lattice one way or another.
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Are Eyevital/Riconia caps (multivitamin antixoidants) safe to take along with lutein+zeaxanthine supplements for an extended period? contraindication?

safe

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These products have been recommend to slow the progression of macular degeneration in those who already have this condition. There is no data or proof that they are preventative and no evidence that they are helpful in any way. So they might help/or might not but the only harm is the cost of the product.
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