Lutein is a carotenoid found in plants, among other things. Carotenoids are a large group of plant substances that are often added to food because of their special properties.
Lutein is found in various types of foodstuffs and is mainly found in green vegetables such as kale, broccoli, spinach, green beans and Brussels sprouts. Lutein is also found in maize and yellow peppers, as well as in mango, papaya and orange. Eggs also contain lutein, which gives yolks their yellow colour.
In addition to food, lutein can also be ingested with the help of dietary supplements. These supplements are often recommended because lutein is also found together with zeaxanthin in the yellow spot (macula) in the eye. This yellow spot is located on the retina and ensures sharp vision. The lutein in supplements is usually extracted from the yellow leaves of the marigold flower. By taking Multivitamin OPTIMUM, you get enough lutein to experience the benefits of this substance.