Lutein and zeaxanthin are naturally occurring fat-soluble antioxidant carotenoids widely found in green leafy vegetables and various yellow to orange-colored fruits and flowers. Lutein is also found in significant quantities in the yolk of the egg, and in corn. One of the richest sources of lutein and zeaxanthin in nature is marigold flowers.
Lutein and zeaxanthin are termed as “Macular Pigments” as they are most prominent in the Lens and Macula regions of the eye and have been shown to play a prominent role in maintaining eye health. Lutein effectively controls free radical generation and the resulting
oxidation damage, through its ability to filter out blue wavelengths of light like ultraviolet rays, which causes damage to the skin and eyes.
We offers a wide range of product forms to meet all of the above requirements
Lutein & zeaxanthin are found in marigold flower petals and are chemically bound to various types of fatty acids. In these cases, it is said that lutein is esterified and is commonly known as lutein ester. Lutein Esters are derived from marigold flowers, which is a rich, safe and natural source for lutein. We also offers lutein and zeaxanthin combinations to meet unique formulation requirements of customers worldwide.
- Lutein and zeaxanthin are free of waxes, triglycerides and other impurities. It is superior to marigold oleoresins. This makes our product more stable and pure.
- Lutein and zeaxanthin is backward integrated through a contract farming network covering 5000 acres of marigold cultivation. This gives us complete control over plant inputs thereby preventing pesticide residues, heavy metal residues and other contaminants.
- High T-Lutein content makes our product more bio-available.
- All our formulations are non-GMO, gelatin free and 100 % vegetarian.
- Contains natural and beneficial carotenoids like Zeaxanthin, Beta-carotene, Cryptoxanthin, all of which act synergistically.
- Superior physical parameters: We offers oil suitable for soft gel encapsulation, DC powder for tablets and beadlets for tablets & capsule filling.
We take extreme care in growing and selecting marigold flower varieties, under a captive contract farming network, covering 5000 acres and 3000 progressive farmers to produce high quality lutein esters. A team of experienced and dedicated agro professionals monitor the process and restricts use of pesticides and herbicides to internationally accepted guidelines. The harvested flowers are then dehydrated to prevent further degradation of active ingredients.
The Lutein esters are derived from marigold oleoresin by selective precipitation and subsequent purification steps by re-crystallization, removing all other unwanted inactive materials like Waxes, Lipids, Triglycerides and purified to the extent of more than 95% and obtained in the form of pure crystals free from all impurities and any solvent residues.
The pure crystals are then formulated to desired concentrations ranging from 5% to 40% as “Lutein Esters,” Zeaxanthin 5% to 20% and Lutein with Zeaxanthin combinations, all in the form of powder, beadlets, and oil dispersions. All the ingredients used along with the active principles are food grade, vegetarian and are allowed by all pharmacopoeias as carriers. These bulk formulations can be easily converted into dosage forms like soft gels, capsules, and tablets.
Natural Lutein esters are available as powder, beadlets and oil in concentrations 5%, 10%, 15%, 20% and 40%. Our product is gelatin free and 100% vegetarian.
- CWD (Cold Water Dissolvable)
Lutein and Zeaxanthin combinations
- Oil – 5%, 10%, 15%, 20%, 40%
- Powder – 5%, 10%, 20%, 40%
- Beadlets – 5%, 10%, 20%, 40%
- Zeaxanthin (oil, powder, beadlets) – 5%, 10%, 15% and 20%
Natural Lutein Esters and Zeaxanthin in powder and beadlets are packed in 1Kg, 5Kg or 25Kg food grade aluminum bags, which are nitrogen flushed, heat sealed and then packed in a fiber drum.
Natural Lutein esters and Zeaxanthin in oil are packed in 1Kg, 5Kg or 25Kg food grade aluminum containers.
Store in a cool, dry place, away from heat and light. Keep sealed under nitrogen when not in use. In the case of oil, the product can settle down at the bottom of the container during storage. It is recommended that the product be stirred vigorously before removal from the container for use.
2 Years if stored under ideal storage conditions.
We also manufacture a Lutein product with high amounts of natural Trans-Zeaxanthin. Natural Lutein offers the well established benefits of Lutein and those of Trans-Zeaxanthin.
While today’s products on the market only offer limited amounts of Zeaxanthin (trans or meso), Natural Lutein is the only product providing high levels of natural Trans – Zeaxanthin. Natural Lutein is extracted out of marigold and produced to the highest global standards of quality, adhering to the most stringent pesticide, heavy metal and residual solvent standards in the industry. Natural Lutein is produced under Total Quality Management via fully backward integrated supply chain from the marigold farms all the way to the production of the final application form. The quality procedures control all aspects, from crop selection, use of pesticides, processing of the flowers and petals all the way to a unique purification process. Natural Lutein provides complete traceability into each and every step of its supply chain.
Natural Lutein is manufactured by the most ecological-friendly production process among Lutein producers. It’s composition as well as manufacturing process are patent protected. The entire process is managed under strict HACCP and in line with the Codex Alimentarius.
Natural Lutein is available as oil suspensions as well as powder form for tablets and hard-shell capsules. The oil suspensions as well as the powder forms are available in various combinations of all – Lutein and natural Trans – Zeaxanthin. Customized blends in combination with astaxanthin and krill oil, for example, specifically developed for innovative eye health solutions. All Natural Lutein products are free from ingredients of animal origin, suitable for vegetarians and vegan. The products are Kosher and Halal certified and have a guaranteed stability of at least 2 years.
Natural Lutein is offered in a variety of forms, for different applications as given below