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Nature Provides the Best Colors


There are countless colors found in our foods today, but not all are natural or even safe to consume. At Barlean’s, we don’t believe you have to use artificial colors or dyes, especially since Mother Nature does such an amazing job on her own. Take, for example, our new Eye Remedy™ Swirl. At first glance the bright orange-red color might seem a bit unnatural, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth.

The Eye Remedy is packed with powerful carotenoids called Lutein, Zeaxanthin and Astaxanthin and those carotenoids are also what give it that amazing color. Trivia fact: most carotenoids are orange, or red or both!

So, where do these colorful carotenoids come from? Lutein and Zeaxanthin are sourced from marigold flowers, giving them their vibrant deep orange color. Astaxanthin comes from a unique marine algae that starts out green, but turns red as the Astaxanthin builds up. Once it is super red, this carotenoid-rich algae is harvested. That means all the colors in the Eye Remedy™ are straight from nature and safe to consume with absolutely zero dyes!

Swirl together with the other ingredients and you have a spoonful of Omega-3s and antioxidants to support your beautiful eyes.