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

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Perceived effectiveness
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Perceived effectiveness

  • 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
20 mg daily 2
40 mg daily 2
6 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 7

Stopped taking Lutein

Duration Patients
0-1 month 1
6 months-1 year 2
2 years or more 2

Adherence


Always
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3
75%
Usually
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0
0%
Sometimes
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1
25%
Never taken as prescribed
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0
0%

Burden


Very hard to take
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0
0%
Somewhat hard to take
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1
25%
A little hard to take
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0
0%
Not at all hard to take
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3
75%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
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0
0%
Cost per month
$100-199
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0
0%
Cost per month
$50-99
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
$25-49
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0
0%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
1
25%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
3
75%
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Lutein.