XanMax® – Patented Free Lutein:Zeaxanthin for Vision Health


XanMax® is a portfolio of free lutein: zeaxanthin ingredients created for optimal eye health and healthy aging. Lutein helps support eye health and may help reduce the risk of progression to advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD) as demonstrated in the AREDS 2 study*.

Lutein and zeaxanthin constitute the main part of the retina responsible for clear, optimal vision. XanMax® is extracted and purified from marigold flowers, Tagetes erecta. XanMax® represents a comprehensive range of Lutein-Zeaxanthin extracted from marigold that delivers high quality at a competitive price point. XanMax® is ideal for a high-quality brand that wants to deliver quality eye products at competitive prices to its customers.


Clinical Studies and Science

The benefits of lutein and zeaxanthin for eye health have been well established. The AREDS2 formula has been clinically studied and may help reduce the risk of progression to advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD). A clinical study with XanMax® 2002 (20% Lutein / 2% Zeaxanthin) demonstrated a statistically significant increase of 40% in macular pigmentation density. Bioavailability is dependent on the form of the ingredient. Bioavailability studies show efficient uptake in the blood for up to 24 hours for various forms.


Formulating with XanMax®

The XanMax® product line is a highly flexible, customizable selection of Lutein/Zeaxanthin products. XanMax® is available in multiple product forms for use in oils, tablets, capsules, softgels, and functional foods and beverages, with low minimums. It is also available in flexible packing options to suit requirements both large and small. XanMax® is available in powder, beadlets, oil and water dispersible grades.


We can offer custom formulations to meet our customer’s needs. Some of the most popular XanMax® grades offered are as follows:

  • Lutein : Zeaxanthin 5:1
  • Lutein : Zeaxanthin 10:1
  • Lutein : Zeaxanthin 20:2
  • Lutein : Zeaxanthin 20:4



  • Softgels
  • Capsules
  • Tablets
  • Functional foods & beverages


Certifications & Quality Assurance

  • Non-GMO Project Verified forms available
  • Kosher
  • Halal
  • Vegan & Vegetarian Compliant






*National Eye Institute, National Institute of Health, “Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 (AREDS2)”

Key Features & Benefits

  • Full range of lutein/zeaxanthin complex of blends to suit a wide array of applications
  • Multiple forms available: oils, powders, beadlets, water dispersible fluid and cold water-dispersible powder
  • Lutein and zeaxanthin at customized ratios based on formulation needs
  • Traceability to the marigold seeds and farms
  • Non-GMO Project Verified products available (hopefully soon!)
  • U.S. Patents issued for the isolation of lutein and zeaxanthin carotenoids from marigold
  • High bioavailability forms are available for use in oil, powder and aqueous applications
  • XanMax® blends are available to match the AREDS 2 formula carotenoids dose of 10 mg Lutein, 2 mg zeaxanthin for formulation ease

Structure/Function Claims

  • Supports eye health
  • Supports healthy vision
  • Supports visual function
  • Supports macular health
  • Retina and macular health
  • Helps maintain macular pigment density as we age
  • Reduction in occasional eye fatigue
  • Healthy eye strength and focus
  • Antioxidant support for eyes



Extracted from marigold flowers, Tagetes erecta, traceable to the seeds and farms.


Safety and Regulatory

Lutein and Zeaxanthin are pre-1994 dietary ingredients. All the components of XanMax® products are GRAS.

XanMax® is part of an exclusive portfolio of proprietary branded ingredients from NutriScience Innovations, LLC.  XanMax® is a registered trademark of Katra Phytochem India Pvt. Ltd, and is supplied in North America exclusively through NutriScience Innovations, LLC.