Lutein Fortified Milk
Researchers from Madrid’s Hospital Universitario Puerta de Hierro report that fortifying fermented milk with lutein may have health benefits, including eye health, according to results of a human study published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. Lutein, a nutrient found in various foods including green leafy vegetables and egg yolk, has a history in the dietary supplement market as a nutrient to reduce the risk of age related macular degeneration (AMD). The study looked at a new delivery method for the nutrient. Twenty-four volunteers were recruited to consume the fortified fermented milk at a low and high lutein doses over 14 days. The results of the study showed the higher the dose of lutein, the greater the blood level of lutein.*
Lutein can be found in Viteyes AREDS Formula Plus Lutein, Viteyes AREDS Advanced, Viteyes Plus Lutein Beta-Carotene Free, Viteyes Advanced Beta-Carotene Free, Viteyes Essentials and Viteyes Complete.
*F. Granado-Lorencio, C. Herrero-Barbudo, B. Olmedilla-Alonso, I. Blanco-Navarro, B. Perez-Sacristan. “Lutein bioavailability from lutein ester-fortified fermented milk: in vivo and in vitro study.” Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. Published online ahead of print. 2009.