Lutein Ester

Description : Lutein (“yellow”) 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, kale and yellow carrots. 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

Lutein is obtained by animals directly or indirectly, from plants. Lutein is apparently employed by animals as an antioxidant and for blue light absorption. Lutein is found in egg yolks and animal fats.

Lutein is present in plants as fatty-acid esters, with one or two fatty acids bound to the two hydroxyl-groups. For this reason, saponification (de-esterfication) of lutein esters to yield free lutein may yield lutein in any ratio from 1:1 to 1:2 molar ratio with the saponifying fatty acid.

Health Benefits : 

  • It improves eye function and slows progression of Age related Macular Degeneration (AMD), cataract and glaucoma
  • As a carotenoid, a powerful group of antioxidants, lutein quenches free radicals and guards against irregular cell growth resulting in degenerative diseases, including cancer and filters uv light to protect the eye and skin from harmful damage,
  • Improves cell health by protecting against colon cancer, breast cancer, skin cancer
  • Improves cardio vascular health by protecting against atherosclerosis
  • Improves skin health by protecting against skin lesions and skin cancer

 

LUTEIN ESTER 10% – DC

N/LE/0415
DESCRIPTION ORANGE COLOURED BEADLETS WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.
ASH CONTENT MAX. 2%
MOISTURE CONTENT MAX. 10%
LUTEIN ESTER(LUTEIN DIPALMITATE) MIN. 10%
FREE LUTEIN MIN 5% ON DRY BASIS.
RESIDUAL SOLVENT MAX. 10 PPM
BULK DENSITY 0.50 ~ 0.80 G/ ML
SIEVE TEST 100% THROUGH 20 MESH
MAX. 10 % THROUGH 80 MESH
TOTAL MICROBIAL COUNT MAX. 1000 CFU/GM
E. COLI NIL
SALMONELLA NIL
STAPHYLOCOCCUS NIL
PSEUDOMONAS NIL
YEAST & MOULD MAX. 100 CFU/ GM.
HEAVY METALS MAX. 20 PPM
LEAD MAX. 10 PPM
ARSENIC MAX. 1 PPM