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Supplements to Help with Inflammation

Filed Under: General Wellness & Wellbeing,Supplements at 4:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
InflammationPain and swelling are often the result of a very common health problem: inflammation.

This serious issue can target a particular area such as joints, skin, sinuses, prostate, bladder or gums. In some cases, inflammation can become a body-wide condition and may last for years, leading to wide range of health problems including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis as well as neurological degeneration, including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.

If you are dealing with inflammation, natural alternatives may help your body fight infection, promoting quick and effective relief with virtually no side effects. Fish oil and turmeric supplements are two very popular choices but you do have a few other natural options.

First, bromelain supplements have been used to efficiently treat inflammation for many years. Obtained from the stem and fruit of the pineapple, this protein-dissolving enzyme contain anti-inflammatory properties that help fight infection. Bromelain is good for an acute injury or inflammation caused by ongoing injury, such as osteoarthritis, with its ongoing damage to joint cartilage.

Quercetin is another great option as this anti-inflammatory product can reduce the production and activity of pro-inflammatory biochemicals and block the release of histamine, the biochemical that causes allergic symptoms like runny nose and itchy eyes.

Rounding up the field, curcumin supplements. This yellow turmeric spice found in curry contains anti-inflammatory properties which can prevent and support a variety of health problems including eye issues caused by inflammation such as chronic anterior uveitis and macular degeneration.




30
AUG

New Brand Spotlight: Myotropic Innovation

Filed Under: Supplements,Vitamins and Minerals at 6:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
Myo Tropic InnovataionsLucky Vitamin is happy to present another premium brand of supplements to our customers: Myotropic Innovations.

Myotropic Innovations offers a superior line of supplements created with cutting-edge formulas and utilizing both natural and high quality ingredients. The company believes in taking a holistic approach to living a healthy and physically active lifestyle.

With pure formulas and true results, Myotropic Innovations is on a mission to revolutionize the traditional approach in sports nutrition product development by creating pure specialized formulas catered to individuals seeking a natural approach to improve athletic performance, support overall well-being, boost recovery, build muscle, weight management, increase strength, or maximize strength.

One of the company’s best-selling items is Rzyme. This unique supplement contains the strongest enteric-coated proteolytic enzyme on the market, which supports the body’s natural ability to deal with the physical stress that may accompany trauma and other healing processes. Enzymes play a vital role in supporting and maintaining optimal health and may promote a variety of health benefits such as maintaining microcirculation, normal and healthy levels of fluid within the joints of the body, and improving blood, digestion, circulatory, immune and endocrine system functions.

Mineral X is another great supplement from Myotropic Innovations. Many people lack minerals from the diet and most multivitamins are very low in minerals. The importance of minerals cannot be overlooked as they are directly involved in immune function, protein synthesis, skeletal health, energy production and much more. Mineral X contains the perfect amount of all essential minerals in one product.

Additionally, you can save even more when you shop Myotropic Innovations supplements at Lucky Vitamin. Just enter promotional code AUG15NEW15 at checkout to save an additional 15% on all items of this new brand. But hurry, this special offer ends 08/31/2015.




24
AUG

Healthy Heart Powered By Resveratrol

Filed Under: Anti-Aging,General Wellness & Wellbeing,Supplements at 6:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
ResveratrolResveratrol supplements have been one of the best-selling items for cardiovascular support for many years. The reason for such a successful run may be explained not only but its efficiency but also by the number of health benefits provided.

Resveratrol is a flavonoid antioxidant present in grape skins and red grape juice that has been shown to have anti-aging properties. Studies have concluded that regular resveratrol supplementation may help to promote longevity but the question is: how?  This member of a group of plant compounds called polyphenols is capable of reducing oxidative stress, which prevents premature aging of cells.

Resveratrol is considered an efficient product as it protects the endothelium, the delicate inner layer of your arteries, from oxidative free radical damage. Plus, it helps to protect the production of nitric oxide, the critical chemical produced by the endothelium that keeps blood vessels optimally dilated.

Additionally, resveratrol can be effective on improving blood flow in the arteries. Impaired blood flow in this vessel is linked to risk factors such as obesity and hypertension but research suggests that consuming of a highly bioactive form of resveratrol may lead to a rapid increase of blood flow within the hour. This process of protecting the endothelial lining of your arteries is essential to maintain blood flows as it should.

Lastly, resveratrol helps reduce inflammation and prevents oxidation of LDL “bad” cholesterol, making it more difficult for platelets to stick together and form the clots that can lead to a heart attack. Resveratrol helps prevent insulin resistance, which leads to diabetes, when the body becomes less sensitive to the effects of the blood sugar-lowering hormone, insulin.




22
AUG

New Brand Spotlight: Zahler

Filed Under: Supplements,Vitamins and Minerals at 6:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
ZahlerLucky Vitamin is happy to present another premium brand of supplements, vitamins and minerals to our customers: Zahler.

Zahler offers a top-quality line of products that gives you pure, wholesome nutrients from natural sources. The company’s main goal is to develop natural antidotes to common disorders and restore balance to the body’s metabolism. It takes the right combination to create an effective formula, and it is the precision and efficacy of the proprietary Zahler formula that passes the ultimate litmus test: it works.

Zahler’s products will consistently and continuously be the best and the purest as all supplements because they are manufactured to the highest standards. Rooted in the timelessness of nature’s organic bounty, Zahler supplements contain no chemical colorants, nothing synthetic, and no artificial additives. All products are sourced directly from nature, and contain only pure, unadulterated ingredients, just the way nature intended it.

Zahler vitamins are manufactured and bottled in the USA, in a state-of-the-art GMP, NNFA and NSF certified facility, which means every vitamin must go through the highest nutraceutical standards. Both, the individual ingredients and the formulas in their finished form, are analyzed and tested to ensure the purity and potency of every single Zahler supplement.

Additionally, you can save even more when you shop totally pure, totally natural Zahler supplements at Lucky Vitamin. Just enter promotional code AUG15NEW15 at checkout to save an additional 15% on all items of this new brand. But hurry, this special offer ends 08/31/2015.




12
AUG

Back to School: Boost Memory with Omega 3’s

Filed Under: Baby and Child Health,Supplements at 5:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
MemoSchool is back! For many students, it’s that time of the year to go back to classes and start learning and studying new things. It’s also time students really need to exercise their memory and need to work on focus and attention in order to do well in school. So, we bring the good news. Two recent studies have confirmed what past studies have already shown: omega-3 (DHA) can help boost memory and cognition.

In the first study from the University of Pittsburgh and published in PLOS One, healthy young adults improved their working memory by increasing their Omega-3 fatty acids intake.

Omega-3 essential fatty acids are critical for the human body to function but this new research specifically shows the impact on the working memory of healthy young adults. In this study, the first of its kind, experts examined healthy young males and females ages 18 to 25 who heightened their omega-3 intake with supplements for 6 months. A working memory test, known as “n-back test”, was then given to the participants. The subjects completed the same series of outpatient procedures after they finished taking an omega-3 supplement approved by the Food and Drug Administration, for six months. Results of this last stage, from the working memory test and blood samples, showed an improvement in working memory.

These encouraging findings come out just a few months after a British study concluded that fish oil supplements can help boost memory after just five months. Researchers concluded that omega-3 fatty acid helps nerve cells communicate with each other consequently boosting brainpower. The supplements used in this study were rich in DHA from fish oils as the richest source of the nutrient is fish such as herring and mackerel. In addition, this new overview says the omega-3 fatty acid DHA has most benefit for people with existing memory problems, particularly when they are coping with physical or mental stress, something quite common during the school year.




11
AUG

What’s New From Nature’s Way?

Filed Under: Announcements & News,Supplements,Vitamins and Minerals at 11:04 am | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor
NaturesWayOver the last three and a half decades, Nature’s Way has been at the cutting edge of more than just herbal and nutritional science. They’ve also established themselves as true innovators of the supplement industry with their simple desire to help people enhance their health through a product line that features over 500 high quality nutritional and dietary supplements. Here are some of the newest additions to Nature’s Way already stacked line-up or products!

Nature’s Way – Sambucus Elderberry helps supports healthy immune function. This formula boats Vitamin C, Zinc, and a little black elderberry extract for just the right touch of sweetness. This is a must-have for back-to school.

Nature’s Way Primadophilus Optima Women’s Probiotic formula contains eight probiotic strains for women’s balance with 50 billion (!!!) active probiotics. This probiotic not only supports your digestion but promotes healthy yeast balance, vaginal pH, urinary tract health and immunity.

Keep UTIs at bay with Nature’s Way CranRx Gummies. It’s unique formula combines 100% Whole Cranberry, Vitamin C and D-Mannose to support urinary health.

Whether you’re trying to conceive, currently pregnant or in the post-partum stage, Nature’s Way Alive! Prenatal is a complete multi-vitamin that includes full B-complex, 14 vitamins/minerals, DHA, choline and boron. Alive! Prenatal also contains plant-sourced DHA to help support healthy eye and brain development.

Nature’s Way Alive! B-Complex pectin gummies are naturally sweetened and are designed to convert food into energy, helping support daily metabolism. Bonus: they’re gelatin-free!

Nature’s Way Alive Calcium Gummies help provide 1,000 mg of Calcium and 2,000 IU of Vitamin D3 which helps supports bone immunity, breast health and  muscle function.

Nature’s Way Primadophilus Optima Intensive 200 Billion is a probiotic supplement that contains six HDS (Human Digestive Strains) that ensure your intestinal tract receives the diversity of probiotics that it needs. These vegetarian capsules have a delayed release which helps resist stomach acid to deliver active probiotics to the intestine where you need it most.

During the month of August, you can get Nature’s Way new items and their other top sellers on sale here.

 




4
AUG

4 Things Whey Doesn’t Want You to Know About Plant Proteins

Filed Under: Green Living,Health Foods,Supplements at 5:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
ProteinProtein is an essential nutrient that plays an essential role in many body functions. Protein supplements have been very popular for many years with whey protein often leading the way in sales. But did you know that many vegetarian sources may be an excellent alternative to whey protein? Why? We present you the 4 reasons whey doesn’t want you to know about plant proteins.

1. Omega-3 and Omega-6 Essential Fatty Acids

Plant protein provides not only good quality, pure protein but also additional healthy ingredients such as omega-6 and omega-3 essential fatty acids. For example, hemp protein is loaded with these two fatty acids that have heart health and anti-inflammatory benefits. One of the few Omega-3 sources found in plants, the fatty acids in hemp reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease, lower blood pressure, and may even ward off Alzheimer’s disease. Moreover, the Omega-6 fatty acids in hemp stimulate skin and hair growth, maintain bone health, regulate metabolism, and help the brain function.

2. Improve Digestion

Improving the digestive system is another great benefit from a variety of plant sources of protein. Many people tend to have digestion problems with protein supplements such as whey but plant sources can actually help to slow digestion, which prevents spikes in blood sugar and therefore sustains your body’s energy. A diet rich in protein and fiber from plants such as chia and hemp may help promote digestive regularity.

3. Cholesterol Regulation

Plant proteins have a reduced content of essential amino acids in comparison to animal proteins. A significant reduction of limiting amino acids such as methionine, lysine, and tryptophan means lower protein synthesis. However, lower intake of these amino acids provides a preventive effect against cardiovascular disease via cholesterol regulation by an inhibited hepatic phospholipid metabolism.

4. Weight Loss

Some sources of plant protein can also aid in weight-loss by making you feel fuller longer and reducing cravings. Pea protein, chia and hemp protein contain good amounts of fiber and help aid in satiety, which will prevent you from snacking and keep you fuller longer.




31
JUL

Curcumin Helps Reduce Inflammation

Filed Under: Herbs,Supplements at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
curcuminGlucosamine, chondroitin, and MSM are the most popular ingredients in joint support supplements and most people get significant results from these three efficient products. However, some people struggle to reduce joint pain even when taking these highly efficient products. It is always important to remember that everyone is different and react differently to supplements but if you are looking for another natural alternative, curcumin might be the right one for you.

Curcumin supplements are an effective way to protect your joints and end joint pain quickly, naturally and safely. Curcumin is the antioxidant pigment that gives the curry spice turmeric its yellow-orange color. It has been used as a natural medicine in Indian Ayurveda for years due to its antibacterial, antifungal and antioxidant properties. Traditional Ayurvedic uses included treatment of conjunctivitis, acne, skin wounds, ringworm, eczema, hemorrhoids and other skin conditions.

Joint discomfort affects roughly 1 in 5 adults and is the leading cause of disability in the United States. Pain in your knees, hips, back, shoulders, elbows or hands can often make simple daily activities turn into painful, difficult tasks. Curcumin supplements can ease your discomfort and increase your mobility by addressing the root cause of joint pain.

Curcumin is proving to be the most powerful nutrient for addressing inflammation, the primary underlying cause of joint discomfort. With no side effects or long-term adverse consequences, curcumin supplements may be the best and safest daily treatment to reduce pain and increase mobility. Studies have shown that curcumin works by effectively switching off the body’s most powerful inflammatory chemical, Nf-kappa beta, along with specific enzymes that have been implicated in inflammation. Additionally, studies have found that curcumin blocked inflammatory pathways, effectively preventing the launch of a protein that triggers swelling and pain.




27
JUL

5 Products Every Women Needs in Her Medicine Cabinet

Filed Under: Herbs,Supplements,Women's Health at 4:53 pm | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor
medicineCollagen – Look your best and age beautifully with collagen. One of our favorites is derived from pasture-raised collagen protein. Unlike gelatin, these peptides are soluble in cold liquids as well as hot. Enjoy a scoop in your morning coffee and feel beautiful from the inside out. Did we mention that collagen also increases elasticity and regeneration of tendons, cartilage, bones, and joints? You better believe it!

Probiotic – By now most people know that taking a daily probiotic is one of the biggest keys to maintaining maximum gut flora health. But what you may not know is that they are also one of the best supplements for women in regards to urinary and vaginal health. Bacteria such as Lactobacillus species, as well as the strain Bacillus coagulans help keep the pH level in these regions slightly acidic making it difficult for yeast and “unwanted” bacteria to thrive.

Daily Vitamin – Ahh, the great vitamin debate. Do you need one? The answer is yes. Today, a majority of conventional food is grown in poor soils that lack essential nutrients. Therefore if we’re not getting vital nutrients from food, then we NEED to take vitamins. A daily, one a day formula is an easy way to get complete energizing support in one capsule specifically design and formulated for a women’s chemistry.

Red Raspberry Leaf –  Red raspberry leaf can help relieve PMS symptoms such as cramping, irritability, and depression. That’s all well and good, but the leaf is most commonly known for its effects in helping maintain a healthy pregnancy. A favorite herb amongst midwifes, red raspberry leaf  is reported to increase fertility, helps tone the uterus of an expectant mother and can lessen the strain felt from contractions. Some reports have even shown that it can increase milk production. However, most experts agree that pregnant women should limit their consumption of red raspberry leaf to the third trimester, only.

Vitex – Another “women’s” herb, vitex helps keep hormones in balance. Used for centuries as a female remedy, Vvtex works by supporting the pituitary gland — the master gland for hormone production. Traditionally, vitex was used to stimulate breast milk production in nursing mothers, boost fertility and relieve the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome. This herb can also shorten a woman’s monthly visit from “Aunt Flow” – always a welcome benefit. Please note that vitex should be strictly avoided during pregnancy.

 

 




23
JUL

4 Healthy Choices for Your Kids

Filed Under: Baby and Child Health,Health Foods,Personal Care,Supplements at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
KidzIf you are looking to ensure your kids have a healthier, greener life, it is a good idea to check out a few products that can really make a difference for your little ones. Some parents may be looking for a few specific products to improve their children wellness, so we present you a great way to start this with 4 healthy choices for your kids.

1. Probiotics

Adding probiotics to children’s diets may have be helpful in treating viral diarrhea and preventing antibiotic-associated diarrhea. Probiotics supplements contain living microorganisms, such as yogurt with lactobacillus, that change the bacterial balance in the human body. Taking probiotics boosts the kind of helpful, good bacteria in the body that can destroy harmful bacteria and reduce infection.

2. Fish oils

Research suggests that children with ADHD are more likely to show symptoms of low omega-3 levels and have lower levels of omega-3 in their blood than children without ADHD. There is some evidence that increasing omega-3 levels reduces the severity of ADHD-type behaviour, such as inattention, in some children.

3. Organic Foods

No-brainer here. Organic foods should be a priority not only for your little ones but for your whole family. Organic foods are grown without chemicals and pesticides and are definitely the better choice for a healthy, well-balanced diet of fruits, vegetables, lean meats, whole grains and low-fat or fat-free dairy products. Organic foods do have lower levels of pesticides and drug-resistant bacteria and that is extremely important for kids because young children are more vulnerable to chemicals.

4. Organic Baby Wipes

The soft baby skin is very sensitive and can easily be affected by chemicals. It is extremely important to make sure that your baby can use certified organic baby wipes, made with plant ingredients and known to be grown without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides. These baby wipes are the purest and safest product for your baby.




16
JUL

Caffeine Helps Improve Muscle Power and Strength

Filed Under: Exercise and Fitness,Sports Nutrition,Supplements at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
CoffeeA new study shows that caffeine consumption might be helpful to improve muscle power and strength. Researchers from the University of Mississippi concluded that the effect of caffeine in the nervous system can alter the muscles’ ability to generate power.

Published in the American Journal of Sport Medicine, the controlled study was based on an average of 5mg of caffeine per kilo in athletes who consumed caffeine about one hour prior to exercise. The study findings show that caffeine can improve muscle power from signals sent from the brain, which controls muscles’ overall activity. If caffeine can improve brain function, consequently, it may also improve muscle response. Additionally, participants taking caffeine before physical activity reported less pain when exercising as well as during short term recovery.

Previous studies have found a similar link between caffeine and muscle force. Caffeine has been known to improve age-related changes in muscle strength as this energy booster is considered an excellent product to enhance muscle performance even in older muscles. Caffeine’s effect is often smaller for juvenile muscles, suggesting caffeine may not have such as enhancing effect in developing muscles.

Caffeine has been widely used by athletes for its multiple benefits. Many athletes believe that this substance can truly enhance physical activity as well as improve mental performance. Caffeine can significantly improve athlete’s endurance in sports where long-term stamina is needed such as running, cycling, and soccer.




14
JUL

3 Natural Supplements to Lower Blood Pressure

Filed Under: General Wellness & Wellbeing,Supplements at 6:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
HBPOne in three U.S. adults has high blood pressure according to the American Heart Association. This scary number shows that many people may be at risk of arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), kidney disease, and heart failure. Several conditions may play a role in developing high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, including being overweight, smoking, eating too much salt, family history, among other factors. A healthy diet and exercise are still the best way to keep your blood pressure in check but supplements may be helpful. Here is a list of 3 natural supplements to lower blood pressure.

1. Coenzyme Q10

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is one of the best supplements for the cardiovascular system as this powerful antioxidant plays an important role in cellular energy production. Studies have shown that CoQ10 can help lower blood pressure naturally with a recommended dosage of 60 mg, taken twice a day, may provide an impressive reduction in systolic blood pressure after 12 weeks.

2. Grape Seed Extract

Grape seed extract supplements contain compounds called polyphenols that provide numerous health benefits including the ability to lower blood pressure naturally. Multiple studies have shown that grape seed extract is very effective in relaxing the smooth muscle tissues in the blood vessels.

3. Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Omega-3 fatty acids are known to provide a lot of health benefits and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) are important for overall cardiovascular health. Research has shown that increased consumption of omega-3s can lower blood pressure naturally with results coming in as little as two weeks.




10
JUL

7 Herbal Energy Boosters

Filed Under: Exercise and Fitness,Herbs,Supplements at 5:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
BoostAre you looking to energize yourself the natural way? Well, get ready for it as you have quite a few options of herbal energy enhancer products. If you are not sure which one(s) to take, here’s a quick look at 7 herbal energy boosters.

1. Guaraná

Guaraná is one of the most popular products used as a stimulant because it offers about twice the caffeine of a coffee bean. Guaraná also contains theobromine and theophylline, other stimulants that may help to increase energy levels.

2. Yerba Mate

Yerba Mate is an excellent herbal alternative to increase energy and focus. This exotic herbal tea contains a unique blend of stimulants which delivers high doses of caffeine as well as theobromine, and theophylline.

3. Chia

Chia seeds were known as the “runner’s food” as this superfood contains a ton of nutrients such as essential fatty acids, alpha-linolenic, linoleic acid, mucin, strontium, protein, vitamins A, B, E, and D, and minerals. Chia means “strength” in the Mayan language.

4. Maca

Maca root contains 55 phytochemicals that are known to have vitality-enhancing effects in the body, in addition to being incredibly mineral dense and nutritious. Maca is highly beneficial for reducing fatigue, enhancing energy and endurance, as well as improving sexual desire.

5. Siberian Ginseng

A very popular enhancer among athletes, Siberian ginseng works by increasing stamina, reducing fatigue and minimizing the effects of stress.

6. Ginkgo

Ginkgo improves energy flow at a cellular level by increasing the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) in your body, which helps the brain in metabolizing glucose for energy.

7. Rhodiola Rosea

Rhodiola rosea is an effective herb for improving energy and alleviating depression as it has the ability to change serotonin and dopamine levels.




4
JUL

3 Health Benefits of Krill Oil

Filed Under: Health Foods,Supplements at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
Krill

Krill oil supplements have been a popular choice of omega-3 products for many years. This unique oil is a rich source of essential nutrients that support a number of potential health benefits. If you still don’t know the reasons many people take these supplements, we present you 3 health benefits of krill oil.

1. Cardiovascular Support

Krill oil contains omega-3 fatty acids, particularly polyunsaturated EPA and DHA, which support cardio health, promote healthy circulation, and may help to maintain healthy cholesterol levels. Additionally, krill oil is a great source of the super antioxidant astaxanthin, which also supports cardiovascular health.

2. Joint Health

Krill oil supplements offer another great health benefit due to its ability to support joint health. Getting more omega-6 than omega-3 may lead to mild imbalances that set the stage for joint health problems. Krill oil is a highly digestible form of Omega-3, which helps maintain a good omega-3 and omega-6 balance, so important for joint function.

3. Hair, Skin and Nails

Omega-3s are essential for healthy hair, skin, and nails. Krill oil supplements are an excellent choice to improve hair as these fatty acids are known to be effective in fighting dry scalp and keeping hair follicles strong. In addition, Omega-3s may help with cell regrowth as studies have found that it can be a very effective ingredient to fight hair loss and damage. Most people report results in as little as six weeks when krill oil supplements are taken regularly.




29
JUN

3 Health Benefits from Lutein

Filed Under: Health Foods,Supplements,Vitamins and Minerals at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
GreensLutein is a powerful antioxidant related to beta-carotene and vitamin A. Also called a carotenoid vitamin, Lutein is found in foods such as kale, broccoli, spinach, collards, corn, kiwi fruit, eggs, and oranges, and is known as “the eye vitamin” for providing benefits to the eyes. But did you know that lutein may be helpful to other health issues? Here is a quick look at 3 Health Benefits from Lutein.

 

Eye Health

Of course eye health is the number one. Lutein is one of two major carotenoids found as a color pigment in the human eye (macula and retina) and play an important role in maintaining eye health. It is believed to function as a light filter, protecting the eye tissues from sunlight damage. Research has suggested that lutein may help to prevent a variety of eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataracts, and retinitis pigmentosa.

 

Skin Health

Lutein is also an important element for healthy skin, improving the hydration and elasticity of skin. Lutein antioxidant activity can potentially help prevent oxidative damage to your skin and it can also help protect the lipids, oils and fats in the skin from peroxidation. Additionally, lutein can be used as a personal care product. When applied as a topical cream or ointment, lutein may help to protect skin from damage caused by the sun’s UV rays and pollutants found in the air.

 

Cardiovascular Health

Lutein supplements have been used to promote cardiovascular health due to its antioxidant effects. Lutein is present in the blood serum and its antioxidants may help to prevent the peroxidation of fats and cholesterol in the blood, thereby reducing plaque buildup in arteries. Lutein may also help slow the progression of atherosclerosis as well as preventing type 2 diabetes.