Lutein plays a role in the maintenance of eye health and is the principal Carotenoid found in the central area of the retina called the macula.* Carotenoids are fat-soluble antioxidants found in fruits, vegetables, marigolds and other plants.* *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. take one (1) softgel daily, preferably with a meal.