Lutein

Phyto molecular entry number
PRL000029
Phyto molecule name
Lutein
Phyto molecule type
Flavonoids
Sources
  • Egg yolk
  • Garden peas
Health benefits
  • Reduce the oxiadation of LDL cholesterol
  • Prevent atherosclerosis
  • Reduce the risk of skin cancer and sunburn
  • Eye protection
Structure
CC1=C(C(CC(C1)O)(C)C)C=CC(=CC=CC(=CC=CC=C(C)C=CC=C(C)C=CC2C(=CC(CC2(C)C) O)C)C)C
Reference(s)
  1. John Phillip.Lutein lowers oxidized LDL cholesterol levels and can prevent atherosclerosis.Natural news.2011.
  2. J Invest Dermatol.Dietary lutein reduces ultraviolet radiation-induced inflammation and immunosuppression.pubmed.2005.124(5):pp1092
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