Lutein, zeaxanthin, vitamins C and E, zinc, selenium.
Each tablet contains lutein 3 mg, zeaxanthin 0.25 mg, vitamins C 30 mg (50%*), E 4.4 mg (44%*), zinc 2.5 mg (17%*) and selenium 10 mcg.
*%RDA per tablet.
Ocuvite Lutein also contains microcrystalline cellulose (filling material), lactose, hydrogenated vegetable oil, hypromellose (filling material), titanium dioxide (E171) as colorant, talc (separating agent), hydroxypropylcellulose (coating agent), glycerol, stearic acid, yellow iron oxide (E172), yellow-orange lake S (E110) and ponceau lake 4R (E124) as colorant.
Ocuvite Lutein contains essential antioxidant vitamins (vitamins C and E), minerals (zinc and selenium), lutein and zeaxanthin.
Lutein and zeaxanthin are carotenoids. Carotenoids are the yellow/orange pigments found in fruits and vegetables, particularly dark green vegetables eg, spinach.
These carotenoids, antioxidant vitamins, as well as the minerals, zinc and selenium (as compounds of important antioxidant enzymes), are necessary for the functioning of the body's protection system against oxidative damage. This kind of damage is caused by so-called "free radicals" (highly reactive metabolites) which are produced by oxidation. This process occurs continuously throughout the body. Therefore, the body has to quench the free radicals, also continuously by its own protection system. As long as both processes are in balance, the body can cope with oxidative stress.
Free radicals are believed to be involved in a wide variety of pathological process. They have been hypothesized to play a role in the cause of numerous diseases ie, heart, neurological and age-related diseases. These diseases occur more often in the elderly.
Carotenoids, vitamins and minerals in Ocuvite Lutein cannot be generated or synthesized by the human body itself. These have to be obtained from one's diet and/or from supplements. Therefore, they are called "essential".
Ocuvite Lutein formulation contributes especially to a healthy nutrition of the eye, as lutein and zeaxanthin are found naturally in the eye. High levels of these carotenoids are found in the macula, the part of the eye responsible for central vision.
Ocuvite Lutein helps keep the balance.
Supplement to a healthy nutrition of the eye.
Adults: 1 tab twice a day. Take the tablet with some water during meals.
Store in a cool, dry place.
S01XA20 - artificial tears and other indifferent preparations ; Belongs to the class of other ophthalmologicals.