Lutein and zeaxanthin are carotenoids which are pigments that are naturally produced by plants and give vegetables and fruits their yellow and red colors. Structurally, both are similar with the only difference being a slight alteration in their atomic structure. Their health benefits inhere in the fact they are antioxidants but they also have benefits for a person’s eyes.
Lutein zeaxanthin supplements contain these substances in a tablet form that you can take to get their benefits. The principal benefits are that they are antioxidants which fight free radicals in the body which can damage cells and contribute to the aging process. They also help to battle the progression of diseases like cancer, diabetes and Alzheimers. Their antioxidant may also reduce the effects of so-called ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol and help fight its buildup in the body’s arteries as well as protecting eyes from damage caused by free radicals.