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Lutein

Also known as Preservision 2, Ocuvite, Ocuvite Lutein, Preservision With Lutein, Macuvite With Lutein, and Maxivision Lutein Formula

Lutein is a xanthophyll and one of 600 known naturally occurring carotenoids. Lutein is synthesized only by plants and like other xanthophylls is found in high quantities in green leafy vegetables such as spinach and kale. In green plants, xanthophylls act to modulate light energy and serve as non-photochemical quenching agents to deal with triplet chlorophyll (an excited form of chlorophyll), which is overproduced at very high light levels, during photosynthesis. See xanthophyll cycle for this topic.

Source: Wikipedia

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed lutein to treat cataract, macular degeneration, rabies, and pick disease.

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