Retinex® (Lutein)

60 Tablets

Key Features

  • Naturally sourced from marigolds
  • Most purified source available
  • 1000mcg zeaxanthin per tablet

Product Overview

  • Gluten Free
  • Suitable for Vegetarians
  • Suitable for Vegans
  • 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.

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Product Information


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

Key nutritional values

Typical values, % NRV (where applicable) in brackets:

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


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®

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

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Overall Rating: 4.04 / 5 stars, based on 25 reviews

27 March 2015

I don't know whether Retinex is helping me or not because I can't see any difference in my eyesight

Thank you for your review.
To gain maximum benefits from our supplements, we would advise taking the product for at least 3 months, however, depending on whether there has been a diagnosed health issue, significant improvements may take longer to be achieved. This product would need to be taken on a daily basis over several months.


Customer Service

27 March 2015

The product is a dietary supplement that contains lutein, which does not heal but stops the degeneration of macula in the eye. Only after long-term administration of lutein, the ophthalmologist can determine whether the degeneration of the macula has ceased. It would take at least a year or more to pronounce such an appraisal.

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unsatisfactory packaging.

We are pleased to confirm that replacements have now been despatched to you.

Leanda, Healthspan Customer Care

We must inform you that we are not medically trained at Healthspan. Any health issue that you may be experiencing should be discussed with your GP or Pharmacist before considering the use of any supplementation.

26 March 2015

this product is very good value

26 March 2015

not really able to tell yet.

25 March 2015

These were actually for my wife, and I don't think she's had a chance to try them properly yet.

25 March 2015

Bought specifically to prevent mascular degeneration but used sparingly due to cost

24 March 2015

As our eyes are deteriorating, we are taking it to protect the macular and we're not in a position to judge.

24 March 2015

Partial loss of sight in one eye due to virus, so take these to ensure health in what remains.

23 March 2015

No AMD as yet.

22 March 2015

Help with eyesight

20 March 2015

Lutein recommended by my optician, good product.

19 March 2015

Keeps my macular degeneration from deteriorating.

19 March 2015

supplement is known to help prevent blindness in old age

18 March 2015

Very good and reliable.

18 March 2015

Maintains eye health

17 March 2015

macular degeneration in one eye and taking this to hopefully help preserve the other eye.

16 March 2015

Same applies.

16 March 2015

Recommended by doctor for eye health - cheaper option than by prescription

15 March 2015

Unsure whether of any benefit

14 March 2015

I have age related macular degeneration.Although the Retinex (Lutien) does not cure it they slow done the progression.

13 March 2015

My wife uses this product and believes it helps to slow the deterioration in her eyesight.

13 March 2015

My mother has m/degeneration in both eyes, so I am hoping this product will keep my eyes healthy. Optician has said no link yet proven that I will inherit this awful disease.

13 March 2015

Seems to slow down deterioration of my amd.

12 March 2015

A slight stroke 15 years ago caused partial loss of sight in one eye (which has now almost completely recovered) but Retinex has kept my eyesight excellent since (I am 81) and also that of my 76-year-old wife. Thank you.

If you are taking any prescribed medication or have any medical conditions always consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking vitamins or supplements. Keep out of sight and reach of young children. Do not exceed stated recommended intake. Food supplements must not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. Store in a cool, dry place. If you experience an adverse reaction, stop taking the supplement and seek medical advice.