Lutein is a type of vitamin called a carotenoid. It is a potent antioxidant that defends your body against unstable molecules called free radicals. Lutein is best known for protecting your eyes, although it also offers a range of health benefits.
Lutein may help improve or reduce the progression of many eye conditions, including cataracts, age-related macular generation, diabetic retinopathy, eye detachment and uveitis. Lutein also works as supportive antioxidants in your skin. It can protect it from sun damage and may help improve skin tone and slow ageing.