Lutein is a natural carotenoid. Lutein itself is a natural antioxidant that helps scavenge free radicals and absorb harmful light damage such as blue light. Lutein is present in the eyes, skin, serum, brain, heart, etc. of the human body to maintain health, while the yellow spot on the retina has a high content of lutein accumulation. Many studies have suggested that oxidation may be It is the cause of cataract and macular degeneration. Appropriate amount of lutein can help protect the eyes from oxidation and harmful light.
Various berry extractsAnthocyanins from natural berries, such as cyanidin, pelargonidin, peonidin, delphinidin, petunidin, and malvidin, are water-soluble pigments belonging to the phenolic group. They are known as edible cosmetics in European countries. Anthocyanins possess strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties leading to rhodopsin regeneration and visual acuity enhancement. Cyanidin and delphinidin are commonly used for vision care.
β-caroteneβ-carotene is one of the carotenoids responsible for bright red, yellow and orange hues in many fruits and vegetables. It is a precursor of vitamin A which can be toxic when excess. The advantage of dietary β-carotene is that human body only converts beta carotene into vitamin A (retinol) as much as it needs. Vitamin A is needed by the retina of the eye in the form of retinal, which combines with protein opsin to form rhodopsin, the light-absorbing molecule necessary for both low-light (scotopic vision) and color vision.
AcerolaAcerola is rich in vitamin C and is also known as the fruit of beauty. Therefore, it is widely used in health foods and cosmetics. Natural vitamin C extracted from acerola is water-soluble antioxidant. It stimulates the formation of collagen; promotes wound healing; helps maintain the health of connective tissues such as bone and teeth; and enhances iron absorption.
Saccharomyces cerevisiaeSaccharomyces cerevisiae (commonly known as baker’s yeast) is a single-celled eukaryote, it is an important ingredient in baking as well as beer brewing. In the early stage of the use of yeast supplement, the color and taste of yeast was dark and bitter because it was the by-product of brewing beer from hop. Nowadays, the source of yeast supplement is cultivating by sugarcane molasses. This not only preserves full and unaltered protein, mineral and vitamin content of pure yeast but also provides better taste which is not bitter anymore.
Lycium chinenseLycium chinense(also called goji) is native to Asia has been used for more than 2,000 years as a medicinal herb and food supplement. The goji fruits contain 18 amino acids, lutein, carotenoids (zeaxanthin and β-carotene), betaine, vitamin B complex, vitamin C, and abundant of Lycium barbarum polysaccharide. Lycium barbarum polysaccharide is the primary active component of goji fruit which has been reported to mediate significant anti-aging effects, through antioxidant, immunoregulative, anti-apoptotic activities and reducing DNA damage.
AstaxanthinAstaxanthin, found in red-colored aquatic organisms such as Haematococcus pluvialis, is classified as a xanthophyll and is with the similar structure to β-Carotene and xanthophyll. It is one of the most powerful natural antioxidant with free-radical scavenging capacity 10, 200, and 550 times higher than β-Carotene, xanthophyll, and vitamin E, respectively. Also, it is both water-soluble and lipid soluble and can pass through blood–brain barrier by passive diffusion and provide strong antioxidant activity for brain, nervous system, and eyes.