- Supports brain function
Lucitex® 2020 is an award-winning extract of marigold flowers that contains lutein, zeaxanthin, and mesozeaxanthin, three macular carotenoids.
Carotenoids are divided into two groups. Carotene (beta-carotene) is one of the groups. A second group is xanthophylls.
Lutein, zeaxanthin, and meso-zeaxanthin are yellow-colored xanthophylls. Xanthophylls are classified as xanthophylls because of chemical properties that allow them to cross both the blood-brain barrier and the blood-retina barrier (beta-carotene, as an example, cannot cross either), and this makes them excellent antioxidants.
Vegetables such as green leafy vegetables are the best sources of lutein.
The Goji fruit is one of the best sources of zeaxanthin.
Lucien zeaxanthin, and meso-zeaxanthin are termed macular carotenoids (or macular pigments) because they accumulate in the macula, the region of the retina that provides sharp, clear central vision. This region appears yellow because of these macular carotenoids.
Lutein, zeaxanthin, and meso-zeaxanthin play a crucial role in filtering blue light from entering the eye and serving as a kind of shade for the macula, which is one of the reasons why they are so important for the health of the eye and visual system.
The brain is also abundant with lutein and zeaxanthin (along with cryptoxanthin), where lutein alone accounts for more than one-third of the brain's carotenoids.
Studies have linked higher levels of lutein and zeaxanthin to healthy cognitive function [1–5].
Supports macular pigment levels [7–17]
Supports visual function [8–11,13,16–20]
Supports retinal function [20,21]
Supports resistance to eye strain 
Supports resistance to visual fatigue [17,22]
Supports photostress recovery 
Supports cognitive performance 
Supports memory [15,23,24]
Supports sustained and complex attention [12,15,23]
Supports executive function 
Supports reasoning ability 
Supports cognitive flexibility 
Supports psychomotor speed 
Supports processing speed 
Supports neural visual-spatial processing 
Supports visual processing [13,14]
Supports spatial memory 
Supports brain activation 
Supports sleep quality 
Supports brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) levels 
Supports stress responses 
Supports emotional health 
Supports blood antioxidant capacity 
Influences blood cytokine levels 
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