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Like many baby boomers, Bill wants to age well and remain sharp as a tack in his golden years. Bill remembers how his father seemed to lose the ability to use the skills and knowledge he acquired over a lifetime, something medical professionals refer to as “crystallized intelligence.” Realizing that people are living longer than ever before, Bill wants to do whatever he can to preserve his crystallized intelligence as he ages. Bill
Fortunately for Bill and others like him, a new study finds lutein can help preserve brain health and crystallized intelligence in older adults. Bill is looking for the best natural lutein supplememt for his eyes and an experienced nutraceutical manufacturing company.
About the Aging Population and Lutein
There will be significant growth of the older population in the United States, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, with the number of people over the age of 65 more than doubling from 48 million in 2015 to 96 million in 2060. Successful strategies to promote brain aging are therefore essential to the nation’s public health. Nutrition is a promising strategy to improving brain health, in that current research shows specific nutrients affect brain structure and function. The newest research suggests lutein may have a potent effect on the brain.
Lutein is a carotenoid, a naturally occurring plant pigment, acquired only through diet. This plant pigment gives fruits and vegetables their yellow color. Vegetables, especially leafy green and cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, and egg yolks contain lutein.
Lutein belongs in the subclass of xanthophylls, which have polar molecular structures that possess unique membrane properties, such as fluidity, communication between brain cells, ion exchange, diffusion of oxygen, membrane stability, and the prevention of oxidation and inflammation...
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