cis-Lutein/Zeaxanthin are diet-based xanthophylls. cis-Lutein and cis-Zeaxanthin is the cis-isomer of the two carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin.
They are classified as non-provitamin A vitamins.
They are two of the six most abundant carotenoids we have in our body and the only two carotenoids that are selectively accumulated in our retina.
This means that cis-Lutein and cis-Zeaxanthin have a great impact on the health of our eyes.
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cis-Lutein/Zeaxanthin In Food
Lutein and zeaxanthin are carotenoid pigments that give the yellow or orange color to many foods. Like cantaloupe, pasta, corn, carrots, orange/yellow peppers, and eggs. (source 🗗)
cis-Lutein/Zeaxanthin Important For Eye Health
Their role in human health, in particular eye health, is well established from several studies. (source 🗗)
In nature does Lutein mainly exists in cis-form. Meanwhile, Zeaxanthins cis-form is not that common. (source 🗗)