Name: Marigold Extract
1.Plant origin: Tagetes erecta L.
2.Active ingredient: Lutein
4.Part Used : Flower
5.Appearance: Orange yellow fine powder
6.Test Method: HPLC
1) As a pigment: Orange natural pigment is widely used in chicken feed and also in some food, but the scope is limited because they do not dissolve in water.
(2) Lutein can absorb blue light. The sun's ultraviolet, blue light into eyes will produce a large number of free radicals, cause cataracts, macular degeneration and even cancer. The human's eye contains high level of lutein which can not be produced by human' bodies and which must be supplemented by intake of it. Studies show that intake of lutein will help slow the aging, degradation, disease occur of eyes and reduce the incidence of eye-diseases and protect the retina from light damage.
(3) Antioxidant: The latest studies show that lutein is helpful for the treatment of heart disease and may prevent arterial wall thickening.