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IS IT TRUE THAT 25 MG OF LUTEIN IS CONSIDERED TOXIC -- BY

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IS IT TRUE THAT 25 MG OF LUTEIN IS CONSIDERED TOXIC -- BY THE ARENS 2 STUDY? I'VE BEEN TAKING THAT MUCH LUTEIN WITH 5 MG ZEAXANTHIN. COULD THAT BE TOXIC?
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: MULTAQ FOR ATRIAL FIBRILATION, XARELTO FOR ANTI-COAGULANT AND DIOVAN FOR HB PRESSURE.
JA: How long have you been dealing with this? Any other symptoms?
Customer: ABOUT 5 YEARS. NO OTHER SYMPTOMS
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: NO, I'M VERY HEALTHY, NOT OBESE, EAT & EXERCISE CORRECTLY, ETC.
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr SH replied 5 months ago.

Thank you for your question.

Lutein 25 mg with 5 mg zeaxanthin is not toxic.

You can continue taking it if you wish.

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