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What Is The Difference Between Lutein And Lutein Ester?

Feb 02, 2021

There is not much difference between the names of lutein and lutein esters. The names of the two are only one word difference, but even if they are only one word apart, everyone knows that these are two different substances. Kind of different substances, then there must be a certain difference between them, now let’s talk about the difference between lutein and lutein ester.

1. The difference in nature

Lutein is a kind of plant lutein, which is a very good antioxidant. Lutein ester is different from lutein, it is a kind of carotenoid fatty acid. These two substances are fundamentally different, so please be sure not to confuse the two.

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2. The difference in efficacy

Lutein is a good antioxidant, so it has anti-aging effects, it can resist cardiovascular sclerosis and other diseases. Lutein also contains more carotenoids, so it also has the effect of protecting eyes, it can protect our eyes.

Lutein is not equal to lutein ester. Lutein ester needs to be digested by the human body to form lutein before it can be absorbed, and lutein can be absorbed directly. Generally speaking, the market price of lutein is higher than that of lutein esters.