What Is the Typical Dosage of Lutein Supplements?


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The recommended daily intake of lutein, either through supplements or dietary intake, is 6 milligrams, notes WebMD. A 6.9 to 11.7 milligram dose of lutein daily may reduce the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration and cataracts, while a 10 milligram dose may reduce the symptoms caused by macular degeneration.

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Lutein, while available in supplement form, is also readily available in foods, reports WebMD. One cup of cooked kale has 44 milligrams of lutein, while a cup of cooked spinach has 26 milligrams, and a cup of cooked broccoli has 3 milligrams of lutein. Other lutein-rich foods include corn, kiwi fruit, orange juice, squash and grapes. Zucchini and orange peppers are also rich in lutein.

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