The Lutein Family of Products
  • Certified kosher (OU)
  • Certified halal (IFANCA)
  • Allergen-free
  • Non-GMO
  • Acceptable for use in dietary supplements
  • GRAS for food and beverage use

LycoRed offers a variety of lutein formulations for dietary supplement and food fortification applications. LycoRed’s all natural free lutein is extracted from marigold flowers.

Lyc-O-Lutein products are available as micro-encapsulated vegetarian beadlets, oil suspensions and cold water dispersible powders.

Microencapsulating delivers these important benefits:

  • Reduced overages
  • Protection against oxidation
  • Prevention of ingredient cross-interactions
  • Masking of unwanted taste & odor
  • Increased stability/shelf life
  • Reduced hygroscopicity
  • Allows for slow, controlled release

Lyc-O-Lutein is manufactured under LycoRed’s carotenoid extraction and formulation patents (US 6,380,442 and US 6, 797,303 B2) and does not infringe on existing intellectual property.

Luteinbeads are gelatin beadlets used in dietary supplement tablets and hard shell capsules.

Product:  Lyc-O-Lutein 5% VBAF
Specification: min. 5% lutein
Formulation:   Vegetarian, microencapsulated beadlet
Application:    Dietary supplements in hard shell capsule and tablet form

Product: Lyc-O-Lutein Ester 10% VBAF
Specification: min. 10% lutein
Formulation:   Vegetarian, microencapsulated beadlet
Application:    Dietary supplements in hard shell capsule and tablet form

Product:  Lyc-O-Lutein 20% VBAF
Specification: min. 20% lutein
Formulation:   Vegetarian, microencapsulated beadlet
Application:    Dietary supplements in hard shell capsule and tablet form

Product: Lyc-O-Lutein 20% in oil
Specification: min. 20% lutein
Formulation:   Oil suspension*
Application:    Dietary supplements in soft gel form.
*Available in corn, olive and safflower oil and other oils on demand  

Product:  Luteinbeads 5% XP
Specification: min. 5% lutein
Formulation:   Gelatin beadlets
Application:    Dietary supplements in hard shell capsule and tablet form

Product:  Luteinbeads 10% XP
Specification: min. 10% lutein
Formulation:   Gelatin beadlets
Application:    Dietary supplements in hard shell capsule and tablet form
Role in Human Nutrition

Lutein is a carotenoid that functions as an antioxidant, quenching free radicals and protecting our cells and tissues from oxidative damage. Lutein concentrated in the macula of the eye and in the skin filters out blue light believed to induce oxidative stress and free radical damage in these parts of the body.

Health Benefits of Lutein

  • Supports Eye Health
  • Helps maintain healthy skin
  • Antioxidant; Helps prevent cell damage
LycoRed excels at innovation. Since 1995, LycoRed has met the needs of the nutrition industry with quality formulations, new applications and expert problem solving. LycoRed offers a wide range of carotenoids, vitamins, minerals and specialty ingredients for dietary supplementation, food fortification, coloring and flavor enhancement.
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