Category Archives: Zeaxanthin

Zeaxanthin: Anxiolytic Effects

Evidence suggests that inflammation is a primary cause of mental health deterioration in humans and animals. Activation of inflammatory pathways can occur for a number of reasons, but most often stress is the causative agent. A poor diet can also … Continue reading

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Cryptoxanthin and Zeathanthin Mood Enhancing Xanthophyll Antioxidants

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Carotenoid Rich Foods for Skin Protection

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Lutein Protects From Cataracts: More Evidence

Lutein is a phytochemical belonging to the carotenoid group. In particular, lutein is classified as a xanthophyll, and is closely related to other dietary xanthophylls including cryptoxanthin, zeaxanthin and astaxanthin. Lutein is present in green leafy vegetables and egg yolks … Continue reading

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Cataract Protection: Xanthophylls

Xanthophylls are a group of oxidised carotenoids that may play a role in human health. Xanthophylls are found in wide variety of plant foods such as green leafy vegetables, and can also be found in the tissues of animals that … Continue reading

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Carotenoids as Antioxidants in Humans

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Carotenoids and Xanthophylls

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How To Enhance Carotenoid Absorption

Carotenoids are phytochemicals found in high concentrations in photosynthetic organisms. Here the role of carotenoids is to aid photosynthesis by acting as light harvesting elements during time of low light exposure. In addition, carotenoids may act as antioxidants through the … Continue reading

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Do Carotenoids Protect From Breast Cancer?

There is increasing evidence in the nutritional literature that intakes of fruits and vegetables are beneficial to the health. Part of the reason for these health effects is thought to derive from the presence of a range of phytochemical nutrients … Continue reading

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Spirulina Antioxidants

Spirulina maxima and Spirulina platensis belong to a group of filamentous photosynthetic cyanobacteria that can be found growing naturally in freshwater lakes of Asia, Africa and South America. Spirulina has traditionally been harvested, dried and used as a source of … Continue reading

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