Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A xanthophyll carotenoid that occurs naturally in some fruits and vegetables, is found in the retina of the eye, and is an isomer of lutein. It is being investigated as a treatment for macular degeneration.

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  • noun organic chemistry A yellow crystalline carotenoid alcohol that occurs widely with lutein, with which it is isomeric, and is the chief pigment of maize.

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  • noun yellow carotenoid (isomeric with lutein and occurs widely with it) that is the main pigment in yellow Indian corn

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[New Latin Zēa, genus name of corn (from which zeaxanthin was first isolated); see zein + xanth(o)– + –in.]

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From New Latin Zea ("genus name of Indian corn") + xanthin.

Examples

  • The new method is said to significantly increase levels of core components, such as zeaxanthin, carotenoids, iron and vitamin B-12.

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  • European manufacturers should focus on educating consumers, which will be an essential criterion in this market, especially for emerging extracts such as zeaxanthin, where greater consumer demand results in a rise in supply, "she said.

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  • European manufacturers should focus on educating consumers, which will be an essential criterion in this market, especially for emerging extracts such as zeaxanthin, where greater consumer demand results in a rise in supply, "she said.

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  • Computer Eye Strain Formula, a daily supplement sold by EyeScience Labs LLC of Columbus, Ohio, contains astaxanthin, lutein and zeaxanthin, which are carotenoid antioxidants in the same family as those found in carrots.

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  • Why they’re important: Dark, leafy greens spinach, chard and arugula are good sources of lutein and zeaxanthin, phytochemicals that accumulate in the eyes and help prevent age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness in older people.

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  • Why they’re important: Dark, leafy greens spinach, chard and arugula are good sources of lutein and zeaxanthin, phytochemicals that accumulate in the eyes and help prevent age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness in older people.

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  • The multivitamin should contain mixed carotenoids, which include lutein and zeaxanthin as part of their mix, as well as at least 400 mcg of folate and a mixed B-complex vitamin.

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  • The Lewin Group also analyzed the economic effects of lutein and zeaxanthin -- carotenoids that are found in yellow and orange vegetables.

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  • The study found that taking 6 to 10 mg of lutein and zeaxanthin daily would help 190,000 individuals avoid dependent care and would result in $3.6 billion in savings over five years.

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  • Carotenoids: beta carotene, alpha carotene, zeaxanthin shown to inhibit the growth of prostate, breast and head and neck (oral) cancers.

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