Retinex® (Lutein)

10mg natural Lutein & 1,000mcg Zeaxanthin

177 ratings. Latest review shown below 4.35

"I have been taking these for the last two years and feel they have helped to combat the ageing process on my eyesight"

   
60 Tablets
£10.95  

Retinex® (Lutein)

   
60 Tablets

Product overview

Vegetarian Suitable for Vegetarians

Vegan Suitable for Vegans

Gelatin free Gelatin Free

Retinex® contains the powerful ingredient Lutein, a natural carotenoid that is found in many fruits and vegetables as well as in the eye, where it is partly converted into zeaxanthin. Each Healthspan Retinex tablet contains 10mg of natural Lutein and 1,000mcg of Zeaxanthin.

In the eye, Lutein is deposited mainly in the lens and in the central retina (the macula) where it is partly converted into Zeaxanthin.

Our experts recommend upgrading to OptiVision®, which contains 12mg Lutein along with 280mg DHA and 40mg EPA, 2,400mcg zeaxanthin plus vitamin B2 to support the maintenance of normal vision.

For every pack of Retinex sold (up to and including 31st December 2014) Healthspan will donate 5 pence to support Fight for Sight’s work (Charity Number 1111438). Fight for Sight does not endorse this product. Find out more.

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Key Benefits

  • 5p from every pack donated to Fight for Sight

Nutritional Information

Dosage

One to two tablets daily with food.
Best taken in conjunction with a quality multivitamin.

Key nutritional values

Typical vales, % RDA (where applicable) in brackets:

Lutein (Free Base) 10mg
Zeaxanthin 1,000mcg

Ingredients

Maltodextrin, Lutein Beadlets (Marigold Extract, Dextrin, Sucrose, Acacia, Natural Mixed Tocopherols, Paprika Extract, Starch, Fructose), Cellulose, Hypromellose, Titanium Dioxide, Glycerin - of vegetable origin, Iron Oxide, Silica, Stearic Acid - of vegetable origin, Magnesium Stearate - of vegetable origin.

Perfect Partners to Retinex®

These products work in perfect synergy alongside Retinex®

Reviews for Retinex® - 10mg natural Lutein & 1,000mcg Zeaxanthin

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Overall Rating: 4.35 / 5 stars, based on 182 reviews

25 August 2014

I have been taking these for the last two years and feel they have helped to combat the ageing process on my eyesight

Thank you for your review.

Sophie, Healthspan Customer Care

31 July 2014

One can only assume that both these products are effective - had I not taken them for years would my health not have been as good???

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Leanda, Healthspan Customer Care

25 July 2014

Bought these to help with my eyesight - So far so good!

25 July 2014

My wife was advised to take this because she has been diagnosed with macular degeneration. We just hope it helps

23 July 2014

I take this product to help keep my eyes healthy as I have dry eyes and there is AMD in the family

22 July 2014

My wife has taken Retinex since she was first diagnosed with Macular Degenerative Disease some twenty years ago. Although she has now very little vision we believe that the taking of two tablets daily has slowed the progression of the disease. Clearly we cannot prove this but she is now 96 years old and still takes the tablets.

22 July 2014

Vital for eye health

22 July 2014

My husband has visual problems with both eyes due to macular disease, and these tablets have been recommended to help slow down the deterioration. I am also taking them now as I have had cataracts removed with good results.

22 July 2014

With advancing years eye care is paramount. Product highly rated by my optician.

22 July 2014

I am told by my eye examiner that this product has, hopefully, helped to stall degeneration of the back of my eyes.

22 July 2014

Similar comments to the Multivitamin tablets above, the clinical studies indicate that Lutein is a supplement beneficial to the retina and indeed after many years taking this supplement, and at 64years age, I can still see easily in the dark and don't wear glasses nor contact lenses...not even for driving or reading.

21 July 2014

having taken it for years even the optician recommends it

21 July 2014

Certainly helps the eyesight

21 July 2014

Used because my husband has a degree of macular degeneration and this is a relevant and useful dietary supplement

21 July 2014

Excellent Service. I am quite an old customer and I have not had any complaints

21 July 2014

I'm hoping it will nourish my eyes to avoid future problems.

21 July 2014

Advised to take these to slow down deterioration in vision due to slow progressing macular degeneration

21 July 2014

Hopefully it will slow down the development of Macula degeneration in my eyes.

21 July 2014

Advised by consultant, hoping to minimise macular degeneration

21 July 2014

Think they are effective, but need more time to confirm.

21 July 2014

Seems to be effective in treating AMD, without any of the side effects of alternative products. These are mainly gastric irritation.

21 July 2014

As Above

Thank you for your review.

Leanda - Healthspan Customer Care

20 July 2014

I can't judge their ingtrinsic value for my eyes as I have nothing to compare Retinex with.

19 July 2014

As Above

14 July 2014

It is keeping a small black spot in one eye at the same size. I have my eyes tested, because of this, every six months and the spot is till the same size. Very good news

Thank you for your review.

Samantha, Healthspan Customer Care

13 July 2014

Regular eye tests suggest that so far there is no evidence of retinal deterioration.

10 July 2014

I hope this product will help me avoid AMD as my husband suffered with it.

10 July 2014

I have macular degeneration and I take lutein hoping it will help to delay the progress of the condition so I will be on it long term. I know that is only recomended by the medics and that it is not fully proved. I have been buying an equivalent product from Boots but Retinex is cheaper if bought 2 or more packs at a time. The pills are quite a good size to take but I would prefer smaller ones but perhaps that is not possible, the Boots ones are about the same size.

10 July 2014

As Above

09 July 2014

I have a particular problem which in the past I believe Retinex was helping me with. However, my condition has worsened, and am no longer sure that continued useage of Retinex is now giving the same support as previously. I have a muscular weakness which causes double vision, now partially corrected by prisms within my lenses.

09 July 2014

As Above

09 July 2014

I have been taking Retinex for some years now and I believe they have helped a lot .
I now have AMD the wet type, which is common in older people ,they tell me ,I am
almost Eighty so I can't complain.

09 July 2014

Hopefully, it keeps macular degeneration at bay

09 July 2014

Lutein is essential when you have dry and wet macular degeneration and Llutein is essential to keep my eyesight is as good condition as possible.

09 July 2014

Macular Degeneration runs in my family and I was recommended to take this product

09 July 2014

As Above

09 July 2014

Last months delivery was late the reason given was it had been a Bank Holiday weekend, but this meant that I had no tablets for four days.

09 July 2014

Still hoping it will make a difference

09 July 2014

Husbands eyes seem less watery

09 July 2014

Was told to use Lutein to help eyes in future

08 July 2014

Recommended by consultant

08 July 2014

I HAVE A SIGHT PROBLEM AND THIS HELPS TO KEEP THEM HEALTHY

08 July 2014

Keeps my wife's eye ok

08 July 2014

It is supposed to improve/ maintain your eyes as you get older. I can't say I am convinced.

08 July 2014

confidence since husband had AMD

Thank you for your review.

Samantha, Healthspan Customer Care

08 July 2014

My wife has macula problem and these tablets help.

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Samantha, Healthspan Customer Care

08 July 2014

Advised to take Lutein by eye doctor

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Samantha, Healthspan Customer Care

08 July 2014

hopefully helps to keep aging eyes in good order

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Samantha, Healthspan Customer Care

08 July 2014

has improved eyesight as tested by Moorfields eye hospital!!

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Samantha, Healthspan Customer Care

08 July 2014

I take it to prevent macular degeneration; don't know if it works but as my dad had the condition anything which helps is worth trying.

Thank you for your review.

Samantha, Healthspan Customer Care

08 July 2014

I have Macular Degeneration and have been taken Retinex for around 10 years and during this time my condition has remained stable.

Thank you for your review.

Leanda - Healthspan Customer Care

08 July 2014

Believe it is a good quality product at a competitive price. I buy it for my mother has advanced maccular degeneration and hope it has contributed to stabilising her condition.

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Leanda - Healthspan Customer Care

08 July 2014

Helps both my husband and myself to aid our eye-sight - both wear glasses, bu have been complimented by our optician as to our "state" of eyes.

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Leanda - Healthspan Customer Care

08 July 2014

Hard to say I will report if I don't get retinopathy?

08 July 2014

As Above

08 July 2014

I consider that Retinex helps to maintain good vision

Thank you for your review.

Andy, Healthspan Customer Care

06 July 2014

My consultant reccommends taking lutein for macular degeneration.

06 July 2014

don't really know, my eyesight bad but maybe would be worse without retinex.

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Amy, Healthspan Customer Care

05 July 2014

Recommended by optician and proving benefecial

05 July 2014

hopeful that it will help with macular degeneration

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Abby, Healthspan Customer Care

04 July 2014

This was notification of change of address. Thank you.

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Sophie, Healthspan Customer Care

03 July 2014

My mother suffers from Macular Degeneration, so I am taking Retinex as a precaution. Hope it works!

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Laura, Healthspan Customer Care

03 July 2014

I take this on medical advice as I have ARMD. I assume it does what it's supposed to - but no way of measuring.

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Andy, Healthspan Customer Care

02 July 2014

Believes help with avoiding age related eye problems

01 July 2014

Seems to have stabilised my condition. I may try OptiVision.

01 July 2014

I take lutein because my cousin's wife has age related macular degeneration and is having to have lutein injected directly into her eyes. So I take it just in case.

01 July 2014

Advised by optician that it was a good idea to take this as have family history of macular degeneration

01 July 2014

As Above

01 July 2014

Safeguards my vision but would prefer capsules to tablets.

01 July 2014

I am now of a age where my eye sight is failing and I need all the help I can get.

01 July 2014

I have no way of knowing whether this works or not. It was taken as a preventative to avoid cataracts worsening so far no change in them. that's good but I don't know if it's retinex that's had that effect.

Thank you for your review.

Laura, Healthspan Customer Care

01 July 2014

This product helps to control my and - macular degeneration

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Laura, Healthspan Customer Care

30 June 2014

As Above

30 June 2014

Said to hold macular degeneration at bay .

30 June 2014

i believe it is good in order to restrain macular degeneration

30 June 2014

I hope it helps eyes

30 June 2014

Seem to have slowed the deterioration of my macular degeneration but I think it is too expensive to take 3 tablets per day.

Thank you for your review.

Laura, Healthspan Customer Care

30 June 2014

I thought that Retinex was the medication I should take for my complaint.Hpwever,the consultant suggested that I should switch to Viteyes Areds 2 which I have now done.Unfortunately these tablets are nor available from Healthspan therefore I will not be making firther orders for this product

Thank you for your review.

Samantha, Healthspan Customer Care

29 June 2014

Really helps improve my eyesight.

28 June 2014

I have taken Retinex hopefully to prevent / delay the possible onset of Macular disease, which seems to be a family weakness. So far so good, but how do you PROVE prevention?

Thank you for your review.

Hollie

Healthspan Customer Care

28 June 2014

have ticked good but do not know how effective it is
I assume that it is doing me good, only time will tell

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Abby

Healthspan Customer Care

27 June 2014

Don't yet know what, if any, effect it has.

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Andy, Healthspan Customer Care

26 June 2014

As Above

25 June 2014

Recommended by my optician as there's macular degeneration in the family. I show no signs of it yet.

25 June 2014

I hope the Retinex is preventing my macular degenerating further

25 June 2014

Have been confidently buying Healthspan products for more than 8 years plus & would never use any other make.

25 June 2014

Taken for eye sight

25 June 2014

I do not know if Retinex has helped or not.

25 June 2014

started to use this product after ihad a detached retina was supportefd by my professional optician and have been buying and taking ever since 2008.

25 June 2014

As I have macular degeneration diagnosed, I need all the help I can get.

25 June 2014

I now live in a region with more sun than is usually seen in the UK and I want to protect my eyes from the inside as well as outside.

25 June 2014

Taken to help combat macular degeneration

25 June 2014

Has improved my sight

Thank you for your review.

Laura, Healthspan Customer Care

25 June 2014

Taken to assist in mitigating an eye complaint

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Laura, Healthspan Customer Care

23 June 2014

I have Mascular and was advised by a friend of a relative in England to try Retinex

22 June 2014

Am hoping it will help my MD

20 June 2014

My eyesight has improved after taking this product

19 June 2014

As Above

18 June 2014

As I order this product for my wife's use, I feel unable to comment on its effectiveness. Sorry.

18 June 2014

Been taking for a number of years to aid eye health, good results

18 June 2014

Have gastro problems and these tablets really help.

18 June 2014

My "dry" macular degeneration has progressed slowly over the many years I have taken retinex over many years. As I have always eaten a good diet I do not know how valuable the supplement has been but I am happy to pay for it as a possible safeguard..

Thank you for your review - It's great to hear the product is proving beneficial.

Sophie - Healthspan Customer Care

17 June 2014

As Above

17 June 2014

............Same comment as above.

17 June 2014

Excellent product, i have used them since i had iritis and when i went to the optician she said it was rare for the condition not to have caused eye sight problems, i told her i use retinex and she said dont stop it must be because of them i havent had any more problems.

Thank you for your review.

Sarah - Healthspan Customer Care

17 June 2014

Unable to tell how effective but hopefully will protect eyes. So far so good

17 June 2014

Recommended by optician - have not been taking long enough to tell whether it's effective - but hope so!

17 June 2014

I was recommended to take Retinex as have an early diagnosis of age related macular degeneration - I just hope it helps

17 June 2014

For my husband problems with a detached retina

17 June 2014

Kit slowed down the progress of my A M D

17 June 2014

I recently had an operation following an accident which fractured my right orbital bone. The eye was not damaged; the eye specialist who examined them pointed out that I had Macular deterioration in my left eye and it was starting in the right. I said that I was taking two Retinex tablets a day which he said he was pleased to hear as it was keeping it in check.

17 June 2014

My eyesight - though I've now moved on to Optivision

17 June 2014

I cannot give an 'effect' comment but simply hope that the product will assist my eye health which I believe are healthy though less efficient because of my age (73). I have no reason to doubt that it does and have read articles stating that eyes benefit (articles in general, not on Healthspan products).

17 June 2014

Taken as a preventative supplement against macular degeneration. Last optical examination declared OK.

17 June 2014

I have had dry macular degeneration for several years. Lutein helps to slow its development. I would buy the more expensive type, but can't afford it!

Thank you for your review.

Laura, Healthspan Customer Care

17 June 2014

prefer tablets in small bottles as used to be.

17 June 2014

I have several eye problems and I think this product helps prevent worsening

Thank you for your review – It’s lovely to hear the product is working for you.

Laura, Healthspan Customer Care

17 June 2014

Improves eye health.

Thank you for your review - It's great to hear the product is working for you.

Sophie, Healthspan Customer Care

17 June 2014

assume it,s doing good, will never know for sure

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Sarah - Healthspan Customer Care

17 June 2014

My wife`s sight is deteriorating, we try anything & live in hope.

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Laura, Healthspan Customer Care

17 June 2014

Not taken for very long so cannot judge yet but advised to take it for possible inherited eye problems.

Thank you for your review - We would be delighted if you could come back and leave us a review once you have given the product a try.

Andy, Healthspan Customer Care

17 June 2014

As Above

17 June 2014

Hoping these are performing as eyesight is so important

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Andy, Healthspan Customer Care

17 June 2014

I order these for my mother ,she trusts them

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Laura, Healthspan Customer Care

17 June 2014

Prescribed by optician, health span offers better value for money

Thank you for your review - We strive to offer the highest quality products at realistic prices.

Leanda - Healthspan Customer Care

17 June 2014

Simple & straight forward

17 June 2014

Not sure if they provided any benefit, but hard to measure

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Laura, Healthspan Customer Care

17 June 2014

Bought for another person.

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Laura, Healthspan Customer Care

16 June 2014

I have been advised that it may help my (old) eyes and willing to try. So far my eyes seem to be maintaining their condition of slight macular degeneration. again, can't rate but am using

16 June 2014

too early to say

15 June 2014

I believe it is good

15 June 2014

I always notice a difference in my eyesight if I run out of Retinex. I seem to experience more tiredness and cannot read without my, "off the peg" reading glasses.

13 June 2014

Helps to delay the onset of Macular Degeneration

13 June 2014

Age related macular degeneration throughout females in my family. Taken Retinex for 10+years hoping to prevent happening to me. Have yearly tests in England...so far so good.... optician says macular health better than normal for my age!

12 June 2014

happy I am helping my eyes

12 June 2014

I think these have helped my eyesight from deteriorating.

11 June 2014

I am in my nineties and I have Glaucoma

11 June 2014

As Above

11 June 2014

Taken to aid my macular regrenation

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Laura

Healthspan Customer Care

11 June 2014

My wife has M/ S and they help her!

Thank you for your review - We are happy to hear the product is benefiting your wife.

Laura

Healthspan Customer Care

11 June 2014

I have dry eye and I think this helps

11 June 2014

1st Class

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Sophie

Healthspan Customer Care

11 June 2014

As above, having taken both products for some time.

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Sophie

Healthspan Customer Care

11 June 2014

Retinex & cod liver oil capsules

10 June 2014

I presume it is doing a good job, since my optic health is OK.

10 June 2014

As Above

08 June 2014

good for his eyes

06 June 2014

Has delayed problems with my eyes - optician very pleased

06 June 2014

I have given it to my husband who had macrol degeneration and he never lost the sight in his one remaining eye. Another lady of over 90 took it for the last three years of her life and her sight was held steady though poor. The doctor warned her she would not be able to read but that never happened

04 June 2014

I use this product to treat early signs of eye macular degeneration.

04 June 2014

Unable to say!

Thank you for your review.

Laura

Healthspan Customer Care

04 June 2014

As Above

04 June 2014

Hope it is helping the problem. ( Age related macular )

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Laura

Healthspan Customer Care

03 June 2014

We have now been dealing with Healthspan for a number of and are always pleased with their service. We would have gone elsewhere if not satisfied.

03 June 2014

My eyesight is good despite my advancing years

03 June 2014

I believe, from actual experience, that lutein has helped my eyesight.

03 June 2014

Hoping to keep my eyesight working well

03 June 2014

Take this as preventative - hope it has been doing it's job!

03 June 2014

have not noticed any difference

Thank you for your review - We have arranged for a member of our Product Information Team to contact you.

Healthspan Customer Care

03 June 2014

I usre it as it is recommended to help delay age related macular degeneration.

03 June 2014

Remarks as above, how do I know that supplements are helping at all. How can I evaluate that they are helping and at the same time evaluate what happens if I don't take them.

02 June 2014

Since taking retinex (Lutein) tablets me eye sight appears to have improved

02 June 2014

It is difficult to judge whether or not the product does effects any improvement since it is being taken to prevent the onset of macrolar degeneration, rather than to correct any existing condition.

02 June 2014

I admit that over a long period medics agree than the ingredients are worth trying but
do not have any substantive evidence of any positive benefits. Basically in seems a good idea to take these ingredients. I will continue !!

31 May 2014

Been taking this for a few years, the threatened cataract has now disappeared.

31 May 2014

see above

30 May 2014

I have glaucoma which is not getting worse

Thank you for your review - Its nice to hear about the benefits you have got from taking this item

Andy

Healthspan Customer Care

29 May 2014

As Above

29 May 2014

I cannot say whether they assist the macular degeneration or not but the condition does not appear to be worsening - perhaps due to the tablets?

Thank you for your review.

Sophie

Healthspan Customer Care

29 May 2014

I think it has stabilized any macular degeneration in my eyes as they have not got any worse over the last three years . In fact my optometrist thinks there is a slight improvement

29 May 2014

Digestible - not sure how they're helping but hey ho.

Thank you for your review.

Andy

Healthspan Customer Care

29 May 2014

As Above

29 May 2014

product delivered each month standing order. again worry free

29 May 2014

Age related macular in family so take this as reasonable price.

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Andy

Healthspan Customer Care

29 May 2014

My Mother, who is 90, has macular degeneration and although the tablets cannot cure it, her optician is very pleased that the problem has never got any worse since she started taking these tablets and normally he would have expected a slow degeneration over the years.

Thank you for your review.

Sarah

Healthspan Customer Care

28 May 2014

I have 12 monthly check ups at the opticians and feel anything I can do to help my sight is a good thing. Just had an eye test which was very good.

28 May 2014

I have just used for two weeks and my eye sight check is not due for at least another 6 months, so I can t really comment on it

28 May 2014

As Above

28 May 2014

slows down Macular Degeneration

28 May 2014

As Above

28 May 2014

It was recommended to combat dry AMD, as a supply of Lutien.

Thank you for your review.

Sarah

Healthspan Customer Care

28 May 2014

I don't know, i have nothing to compare it with.

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