macula and retina). It is thought to function as a light filter, protecting the eye tissues from sunlight damage.
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Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Lutein is LIKELY SAFE when used in the amounts found in food.
Cystic fibrosis: People with cystic fibrosis might not absorb some carotenoids from food very well, and often have low blood levels of lutein. How much the body absorbs from lutein supplementation might also be decreased in people with cystic fibrosis.
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