WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK — July 12, 2007 — ConsumerLab.com announced today that all but one of the thirteen lutein and zeaxanthin supplements it recently chose to test met quality standards.
Lutein and zeaxanthin are antioxidant pigments found in highest concentration in the macula of the eye where they may help protect it from damage. People who get the most lutein in their diets tend to have lower rates of macular degeneration — the leading cause of blindness in developed countries.
The Product Review of Lutein and Zeaxanthin can be found at www.consumerlab.com/results/lutein.asp and includes results for seventeen products. Twelve of the products were selected by ConsumerLab.com and five others are included for having passed the same evaluation through ConsumerLab.com's Voluntary Certification Program. Also listed are five products similar to ones that passed but sold under different brand names. Brands included in report are Advanced BioSolutions - Stephen Sinatra, M.D., Alcon, Amni, Bausch & Lomb, Bluebonnet, Carlson, Jarrow Formulas, Kal, Nature's Bounty, Nature Made, NSI, PharmAssure, Pharmanex, Puritan's Pride, Sundown, USANA, Vitamin World, and Zand. The Review provides information on how to choose and use these supplements and which foods provide lutein and/or zeaxanthin.
Reviews of other popular types of supplements are also available online. New Reviews soon to be released include B Vitamins, Nutrition Powders and Drinks and Resveratrol (Red Wine Extract).
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