Lutein and Skin Health
Similar to our eyes, lutein is deposited throughout our skin through the lutein we consume.1 Research suggests 10 mg of lutein from food or dietary supplements, may play a role in maintaining healthy skin.2, 3, 4
A recent human clinical study showed 10 mg of lutein daily increased skin hydration, elasticity and skin lipid content.5 This is the first research to show improvement in skin health through lutein supplementation alone.
Skin is the largest organ of the human body. Along with our eyes, it is the only organ of the body constantly exposed to the environment. Skin is "assaulted" by
- Light (especially ultraviolet and visible wavelengths)
- Environmental pollutants
Such exposure can create reactive oxygen species, leading to cell-damaging free radicals within skin. The skin provides numerous functions. It acts as a barrier of protection for the internal organs. It regulates body temperature. It plays an important role in immunological response. Therefore, it is important to protect the skin.