What is Lutein?

Category: Supplements

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See also: Ocuvite

Lutein, a nutraceutical, is an antioxidant pigment which concentrates in the eyes. It appears to serve a filtering and protective role in the visual apparatus and its vascular supply. Lutein may be associated with protection from age-related macular degeneration.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Patients with evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
12 3
2 1
2 0
2 0
1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Lutein"

Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
0
None
4

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently taking Lutein)
Dosage Patients
6 mg daily 2
20 mg daily 10
26 mg daily 1
30 mg daily 1
40 mg daily 1
45 mg daily 1
100 mg daily 1
250 mcg daily 1
275 mcg daily 1
500 mg daily 1
Why Patients Stopped Taking Lutein (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Other 4
Did not seem to work 1
See all 5 patients who’ve stopped taking Lutein

Duration

Currently Taking Lutein
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 0
3-6 months 0
6 months-1 year 0
1-2 years 0
2 years or more 6
Stopped Taking Lutein
Duration Patients
0-1 month 1
1-3 months 0
3-6 months 0
6 months-1 year 2
1-2 years 0
2 years or more 2
Adherence
Always
3 75%
Usually
0 0%
Sometimes
1 25%
Never
0 0%
Burden
Very
0 0%
Somewhat
1 25%
A little
0 0%
Not at all
3 75%
Cost
$200+
0 0%
$100-199
0 0%
$50-99
0 0%
$25-49
0 0%
< $25
1 100%
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Lutein.