XanMax® Free Lutein:Zeaxanthin Complex

Free Lutein : Zeaxanthin for Vision Health

Animal Health, Antioxidant, Cognitive Health, 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. The macular pigment is a region of the retina that plays a vital role in our vision. XanMax® Free Lutein:Zeaxanthin complex may help to improve visual performance with prolonged screen use in healthy individuals. Lutein and Zeaxanthin have also been shown to benefit cognitive health in all age groups, from infants to late adulthood.

XanMax® is extracted and purified from marigold flowers, Tagetes erecta. XanMax® represents a comprehensive range of Lutein and Zeaxanthin extracted from marigold that delivers high quality at a competitive price point. XanMax® is ideal for a quality-focused brand that wants to deliver superior eye products at competitive prices to its customers.

NutriScience also offers OptiLut®, Lutein Esters for vision and cognitive health. 

XanMax® is part of an exclusive portfolio of proprietary ingredients from NutriScience Innovations, LLC and is a registered trademark of Katra Phytochem India Pvt. Ltd.

Features & Benefits
  • Full range of lutein:zeaxanthin complex of blends to suit a wide array of applications
  • Traceability to the marigold seeds and farms
  • High bioavailability forms are available for use in oil, powder and aqueous applications
  • Non-GMO Project Verified grades available
  • Dietary Supplements
  • Functional Foods & Beverages
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Mechanism of Action

Lutein and zeaxanthin are carotenoids (colored pigments) and have strong antioxidant properties. In humans, lutein and zeaxanthin can scavenge peroxyl free radicals and promote direct antioxidant activity. Because of their unique chemistry and structure, lutein and zeaxanthin can immerse themselves in fatty brain cell membranes, crossing between the cell’s exterior and interior environments. This stabilizes cell structures and protects against oxidative stress from inside and outside the cell.

Clinical Studies

Vision Health
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. Studies on bioavailability show efficient uptake in the blood for up to 24 hours for various forms. Animal studies show that XanMax® lutein:zeaxanthin bioavailability is the same as that of other quality brands.

Cognitive Health
In 2017, a large-scale longitudinal study found that plasma levels of lutein and zeaxanthin are associated with improved cognitive function in adults. It was found that supplemented patients experienced significant increases in brain blood flow in areas of the brain vital to cognition and memory. Other studies have demonstrated effects of lutein and zeaxanthin supplementation as: Producing a “brain maintenance effect” by shielding against the impact of aging on cognitive performance and enhancing brain blood flow in the specific areas that support cognitive function.

Formulating With XanMax®

XanMax® 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. Available with low minimums.

XanMax® Lutein : Zeaxanthin Complexes:
  • Lutein : Zeaxanthin 5:1
  • Lutein : Zeaxanthin 10:1
  • Lutein : Zeaxanthin 20:2
  • Lutein : Zeaxanthin 20:4

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

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