A: There have been no reports of any chemical interaction between carotenoids, the major ingredient of S. LUTEIN, and caffeine. It can be consumed together with tea or coffee. However, you are recommended to consume S. LUTEIN with cool or warm water.
A: It can be consumed at any time during the day. The capsules are small and soluble, so they can be taken together with water without chewing. The daily recommended amount does not have to be taken at one time, and can be consumed at various times throughout the day if so desired.
A: The total calorie count for the daily recommended amount of 3 capsules is 9.96kcal. This amount will not result in any weight gain problem even when taken regularly.
A: Please do not consume S. LUTEIN if you are allergic to wheat, fish or gelatine, which are ingredients present in small quantities. The wheat germ used is crushed before the oil is extracted and refined; as such, the oil may contain a small amount of protein. Please be especially careful if you are allergic to wheat.
If you are worried about any allergy, please start by taking only 1 capsule per day and gradually increase the amount to the daily recommended usage of 3 capsules over a period of 1-2 weeks if no allergic reactions occur.
However, should you experience any allergy symptoms, please stop using the product immediately and consult your regular doctor.
A: As S. LUTEIN comes in softgel capsules, please avoid leaving it in cars or near electrical appliances that emit heat. Please also refrain from storing S. LUTEIN in the fridge, where it would become dehydrated. You are advised to store it in a cool place away from direct sunlight. The following conditions may cause the quality of the product to change:
High temperature→Capsules may become misshapen, possibly causing the contents to leak.
Dryness→Capsules may harden and become brittle.
Humidity→Capsules may stick together.
A: S. LUTEIN does not contain added vitamin K. However, 3 capsules of S. LUTEIN contain vitamin K in trace amounts of around 0.08μg, which are transferred entirely from the raw ingredients. Should you have concerns, please consult your regular doctor for more clarification. There have been no reports of drug interaction (such as to result in decreased or increased effect) between carotenoids and Warfarin.
A: Yes, provided the recommended daily amount of 3 capsules is not exceeded. There have been no reports of any effect on pregnancy due to the main ingredients of S. LUTEIN, or carotenoids. Also, β-carotene is found in breast milk. However, should you have concerns, please consult your regular doctor.
A: Phosphor and potassium are found in S. LUTEIN in trace amounts and come from the raw ingredients. There is no added phosphor or potassium. As the amount is extremely small, the recommended daily intake of S. LUTEIN should not cause any problems. The sodium content per 3 capsules is 2.31mg. This quantity is also not expected to be problematic. Should you have concerns, please consult your regular doctor.
A: It is normal for the palms of the hands and soles of the feet to turn yellowish, similar to the reaction from eating too many oranges. This is due to the presence of carotenoids in fruits and vegetables. It is a natural reaction and will not negatively affect your health in any way. If you are concerned, please reduce your daily consumption. Reducing daily consumption, or stopping altogether, will reverse said symptoms.
A: Carotenoids, the main raw components of S. LUTEIN, are naturally derived ingredients. As such, the colour of the capsules may vary depending on their place of origin or time of harvest. This does not affect the quality of the product.