Latin Name:Tagetes erecta L.
Active ingredient:Lutein;Xanthophyll ;-Carotene-3, 3-diol
CAS No.:127-40-2 (Lutein)
Molecular Formula: C40H56O2
Molecular Weight: 568.85
Appearance:Fine light orange-yellow powder
Odour & Taste: Characteristic
Solubility: Partially soluble in ethanol
Marigold flowers are manufactured from the dried flower petals.
These are extracted according to high standard specifications. The
marigold extract is heated to increase flowability and then
purified to remove the fatty acids commonly found in marigold
extract and produces crystalline lutein and zeaxanthin.
Lutein is a well known carotenoid found in the human diet, blood,
and tissues. Evidence suggests that lutein consumption is inversely
related to eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration
(AMD) and cataracts. This is supported by the finding that lutein
is specifically deposited in ocular tissues, such as the lens and
the macula lutea, an area of the retina responsible for central and
high acuity vision. Lutein is believed to function in two ways:
First in a photo-protective way as a filter of damaging blue light
from sunlight. Second as an antioxidant that quenches free radicals
and reactive oxygen species.
Lutein is found extensively in the human diet, being present mostly
in dark, leafy green vegetables, such as spinach, kale and broccoli
1) Anti-oxidation, high stability, innocuity and high security
2) Having strong effects on curing eye diseases
3) Preventing degeneration of eye muscles effectively and improving
4) Availing to cure heart disease
5) Resisting arteriosclerosis
6) Preventing blood vessel blocking up
7) Cutting down the occurring of cancer
8) Resisting aging.