Formula containing bilberry and lutein increases lutein levels
in blood and eye tissue
Researchers believe this may lower the risk of developing
age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a condition that affects
roughly 1.7 million people over the age of 65. During a six-month
study, blood levels of lutein increased by 128% in 21 participants,
closely matching levels found in individuals who consume a lutein-rich
diet that incorporates yellow and green fruits and vegetables.
The rise in lutein levels to the eye tissue was smaller but still
significant. Publication of this study is expected within the
Nutrilite Press Release,
January 7, 2000.
© 2003 by Herb Research Foundation,
Boulder, CO, USA.