What is Lutein?

Category: Supplements

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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 Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 13 3
Problems with focusing eyes 3 1
Dry eyes 2 0
ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) 1 0
Glaucoma 1 0
Macular Degeneration 1 0

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 4

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Lutein

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Lutein

Dosage Patients
40 mg daily 2
6 mg daily 1
20 mg daily 1
30 mg daily 1
900 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
2 years or more 6

Stopped taking Lutein

Duration Patients
0-1 month 1
6 months-1 year 2
2 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 0
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 3
Last updated:
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