Looking to maintain healthy vision and eye function? Lutein is an antioxidant carotenoid that occurs in nature with zeaxanthin, a closely related carotenoid. As we age, the body's natural supply of this vital carotenoid can decrease, especially if dietary intake is insufficient. Lutein is a yellow carotenoid pigment produced by plants and found in our eyes in the central area of the retina, called macula. The macula is a small, concentrated collection of photosensitive cells which are responsible for focus and color differentiation. Both lutein and zeaxanthin protect the macula from degradation normally associated with aging and oxidative stress. Found in high quantities in green leafy vegetables such as spinach, kale, and yellow carrots, there is only so much of this food that we can eat per day. By taking Olympian Labs Lutein you receive a natural boost of this important nutrient. Get some Lutein from Olympian Labs and support your healthy eyes.