Lutein, the first care of the brain, after the eye
A recent study at the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands found that lutein and DHA have synergistic effects that can jointly promote brain cognitive function and prevent type 2 diabetes. This study will help people better understand the true biological activity of lutein. Eyes are an indicator of the activity of the brain. So, the beneficial eye health of the lutein associated with the human body’s cognitive health also has a role.
Lutein has been the focus of research for scientists because it can prevent annualized macular degeneration (AMD), and the number of global AMD patients in 2020 may reach 600 million. Carotenoids such as Lutein and Zeaxanthin can increase the amount of macular pigment in the eye, especially the retina, which can help prevent AMD and “blue light”.
The enthusiasm of the lutein in the scientific community will continue, partly because the EU has not yet approved the claim that lutein has good eye health. The lack of lutein causes an increase in the development of lutein producers, such as DSM and Jianming. US Department of Agriculture Nutrition Research Center of Elizabeth Johnson said that the brain in the use of Carotenoids in the process, would give priority to the use of lutein. The brain has a binding protein specifically for lutein, which is also a sign of a lack of lutein in the human body, but as of now, the researchers have not yet been able to understand why the substance is resistant to other Carotenoids and nutrients.
Researchers at the University of Georgia, Randall Hammond, said that those who intake lutein rich diet, in them the macular pigment density in the retina is usually twice that of the average person. Shiming’s president, Chris Nelson, has said that nearly 52 million AMD patients around the world will eat lutein-containing foods but this is true for only one-tenth of the total number of AMD patients worldwide, the market has greater potential. In addition, the study of lutein on the skin and infant nerve health is also ongoing.