Product Name:Marigold Flower
Latin Name:Tagetes Erecta L.
Active Ingredient: lutein and zeaxanthin
Appearance: yellow fine powder
Specification: 5%, 10%, 20%, 50%, 90% HPLC/ UV
Molecular formula: C30H26O12
Molecular weight: 568.85
Introduction Of Marigold Flower Extract Powder Lutein 5%-80%
Lutein from Latin luteus meaning "yellow") is a xanthophyll and one of 600 known naturally occurring carotenoids. Lutein is synthesized only by plants and like other xanthophylls is found in high quantities in green leafy vegetables such as spinach, kale and yellow carrots. In green plants, xanthophylls act to modulate light energy and serve as non-photochemical quenching agents to deal with triplet chlorophyll (an excited form of chlorophyll), which is overproduced at very high light levels, during photosynthesis. See xanthophyll cycle for this topic.
Lutein is a xanthophyll isolated from the herbs of Tagetes erecta. It is isomeric with zeaxanthin thus has similar properties as zeaxanthin. Lutein exhibits antioxidant, antimutagenic and anti-tumor effects, and has the potential to treat macular degeneration.Nutritional supplement in health care products.
Main Functions Of Marigold Flower Extract Powder Lutein 5%-80%
1.As a pigment: Orange natural pigment is widely used in chicken feed and also in some food, but the scope is limited because they do not dissolve in water.
2.Eye protection: Lutein can absorb blue light. The sun's ultraviolet, blue light into eyes will produce a large number of free radicals, cause cataracts, macular degeneration and even cancer. The human's eye contains high level of lutein which can not be produced by human' bodies and which must be supplemented by intake of it. Studies show that intake of lutein will help slow the aging, degradation, disease occur of eyes and reduce the incidence of eye-diseases and protect the retina from light damage.
3.Antioxidant: The latest studies show that lutein is helpful for the treatment of heart disease and may prevent arterial wall thickening.
Application Of Marigold Flower Extract Powder Lutein 5%-80%
1. Food: It is mainly used as a food additive as colorant and nutrient.
2. Pharmaceutical: It is used to alleviate visual fatigue, reduce possibility of AMD, cataract, retinopathy, myopia, floaters, and glaucoma.
3. Cosmetics: It is mainly used to whitening, anti-wrinkle and UV protection.
4. Feed: It is mainly used in feed additive for laying hens and table poultry to improve the color of egg yolk and chicken. Make high commercial value fishes more attractive such as salmon, trout and spectacular fish.
Forms of lutein products
1.Lutein/lutein ester emulsions(0.1%-2.0%)
Application: beverage, soup base, oral liquid, candy, diary products, and other water-based products.
2.Lutein/lutein ester/zeaxanthin powder (60%-90%)
Application: feed additive, premixed food ingredient, microcapsule production.
3.Lutein/lutein ester/zeaxanthin microcapsule Beadlets-A (5%-10%)
Application (Double shell, cold water soluble): cosmetics, meat additive, premixed food ingredient, solid beverage.
4.Lutein/lutein ester/zeaxanthin microcapsule Beadlets-B (5%-10%)
Application (Double shell, cold water non-soluble): tablet & hard capsule.
5.Lutein/zeaxanthin oil suspension (10%,20%,30%)
Application: oil based products, soft capsule, lipoid cosmetics.
Lutein/lutein ester standards
Application: analysis, identification, inspection, and content determination
Customized : various specification and content