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Although it is a naturally occurring pigment found in most living things, lutein can also be used as a dietary supplement for several uses, primarily preventing or treating eye disorders, such as cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.
Before starting treatment with lutein supplements, inform your healthcare provider of any other medications you are taking, including nonprescription drugs, vitamins, and other supplements. You may not be able to safely use this product if you have certain medical conditions, such as cystic fibrosis.
Reasonable dosing recommendations are available for some uses of lutein supplements. However, the recommended dosage might vary, depending on how much lutein you normally obtain through your diet.
(To get more information on this supplement, click Lutein. This article offers details on the product's safety and effectiveness, dosing guidelines, potential side effects, and more.)
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