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MaQxan - Now it is clinically proven


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MaQxan- Maximum Quality Xanthophylls

MaQxan® is the branded Marigold Extracts – Lutein, Zeaxanthin, Lutein Ester, and Xanthophyll all made from own cultivated Tagetes Erecta flower by your trusted manufacturer; Olive Lifesciences.


Over the past 15 years, we offer “Seed to Shelf” traceability for all our 250 grades of Marigold Extract standardizations. Our well-established Quality Management System (QMS) ensures 100% transparency in all stages of operations starting from Marigold cultivation to Lutein, Zeaxanthin, Lutein Ester, and Xanthophyll packaging.


MaQxan® grades are carefully manufactured Marigold Extract range of carotenoids through validated manufacturing processes that preserve the macular pigments viz Lutein, Zeaxanthin, and Meso – Zeaxanthin in its natural composition to deliver the best benefits for Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) protection, Blue Light Protection, improvement in MPOD (Macular Pigment Optical Density), improvement in Visual Performance parameters including contrast sensitivity, photo-stress recovery, disability glare, etc.


These Lutein, Zeaxanthin, Lutein Ester, and Xanthophyll grades are responsibly developed over decades to use as trusted ingredients in the formulation ranging from Pediatric to Geriatric health supplements. MaQxan® is the best Lutein and Zeaxanthin ingredient customized for ready-to-use in carotenoids formula and vision support supplements.


Olive Lifesciences is the leading manufacturer of Carotenoids – Lutein, R, R-Zeaxanthin, and Meso-Zeaxanthin made from Marigold flowers and customized for different applications like Food fortification, functional beverages, Gummies, Healthy desserts, Natural food color, Dairy products fortification, nutraceutical formulations, functional feed ingredients, and various pharmaceutical dosage forms.

Lutein, Zeaxanthin and Lutein Ester beyond Eye health

1. Skin Health (Cosmetic Benefits)


MaQxan range of Marigold Extracts – Lutein, Zeaxanthin, Meso-Zeaxanthin are also effective in “beauty within” concept cosmetic application. Many scientific studies reported that Lutein protected the skin against the damage induced by solar radiation. Studies also reported the beneficial effects of lutein intake on skin elasticity and hydration. We have optimized these carotenoid pigments to be compatible for use in beauty shots and functional beverages.


2. Cognitive functions (Brain Health)


Many scientific studies and some clinical studies have proved that Lutein is effective in improving memory and other measures of cognitive functions. Better eye health compliments stress management and also helps in improving sleep quality.


3. Cardiovascular health


Cardiovascular health partly depends on the activation of inflammatory cytokines, therefore, nutrients and drugs that favorably influence the cytokine cascade might effectively prevent Cardiovascular damage. Many studies in humans have also provided evidence for a beneficial role of Lutein supplementation, lowering the blood concentrations of inflammatory cytokines, while favoring the secretion of anti-inflammatory cytokines.  


4. Effects on Metabolic disorders

Lutein is also proposed in certain metabolic disorders. Specifically, its effects have been studied on lipid profile management. It is also known to improve insulin sensitivity.


5. Lung function

Lutein is known to have a beneficial effect on lung function. Higher intake of Lutein was associated with significant improvement in forced vital capacity and forced expiratory volume.


6. Bone Health


Regular Lutein intake is known to help increase bone mineral density and prevent bone loss in elderly subjects.

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The Efficacy Of Marigold Extract On Cognitive Performance And Mood In Adults

Discover the Surprising Benefits of MaQxan: Beyond Eye Health


Macular Pigments, namely Lutein and Zeaxanthin, have been traditionally associated with promoting healthy eyesight. However, cutting-edge research has unveiled their potential benefits that extend beyond eye health, particularly in the realm of cognitive function and brain well-being.

The brain is susceptible to oxidative stress and inflammation, which can lead to cognitive decline over time. Thankfully, carefully processed and scientifically formulated Lutein and Zeaxanthin have shown remarkable abilities to counteract oxidative stress and reduce inflammation, thereby promoting overall brain health.

Studies have demonstrated that higher levels of Lutein in the bloodstream are linked to better cognitive performance and a decreased risk of cognitive decline in older adults. By neutralizing harmful free radicals, Lutein acts as a protective shield for brain cells, preserving their health and functionality.

Interestingly, insufficient Lutein intake has been associated with an increased risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a condition that shares risk factors with cognitive decline. Unfortunately, the average Lutein intake in adults remains low, leaving the elderly particularly vulnerable due to factors like poor nutrition, reduced senses, changed food habits, and economic constraints.

The positive impact of Lutein extends beyond adulthood; observational studies suggest its crucial role in brain development and cognition during early life. Infants primarily obtain Lutein from breast milk, making the mother's intake essential for their cognitive development.

Lutein's presence in brain regions associated with memory and learning indicates a direct influence on brain tissues and functions.

Furthermore, higher Lutein intake or blood levels have been linked to a reduced risk of cognitive decline in older adults, suggesting that consistent consumption of Lutein-rich foods or scientifically validated supplements may protect against age-related cognitive impairment. By promoting the health and integrity of neurons responsible for transmitting information, Lutein plays a pivotal role in maintaining cognitive function.

MaQxan® is a branded Lutein-Zeaxanthin product from Olive Lifesciences that has shown promising evidence of improving cognitive health. A clinical study conducted on 30 subjects using standardized Cognitive assessment revised (SCAR) for 5 weeks revealed notable improvements in cognitive function in 46.6% of the treatment group with MaQxan®.

Olive Lifesciences, the leading Lutein and Zeaxanthin manufacturer in India, developed a proprietary form of the combination from selected marigold flowers cultivated and harvested under strict and validated protocols, showcasing good efficacy during Cognitive health studies.

Moreover, MaQxan® strictly adheres to safe and green manufacturing methods, using only ethanol, enabling its use in various forms, from kids' formulas to geriatric products targeting cognitive health. Stringent quality checks for residual solvents, pesticides, heavy metals, and microbial contaminations ensure the safety of vulnerable populations.

While this section has focused on Lutein's effects on cognition, there are exciting discoveries yet to come. 

Stay tuned to this page for updates on additional surprising effects of MaQxan.

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Reasons to select MaQxan as your Trusted Lutein and Zeaxanthin Brand


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Traceability - Seed to Shelf.


Testing of each batch before release


Free from Harmful solvents


ETO (Ethylene Tri Oxide) free


PAH (Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons) free


Free from Synthetic Colours


Free from Synthetic Preservatives


assurance of year-round availability


Price stability in both season and offseason.


Free from Ethoxyquin.


Free from Allergens


Non-GMO verified


Our product is 100% Natural


MaQxan is Vegan


Highly Stable Lutein


Promised 24x7 customer support

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Healthy Eyes
The role of Lutein &  Zeaxanthin

Everyone wishes to enjoy an excellent vision throughout their lifetime. Routine eye checkups and a diet rich in carotenoids are important for healthy eyes. Carotenoids are pigments that give vibrant red, orange, yellow and green colors to fruits and vegetables.  


The macula is the pigmented area in the retina of the human eye. Since Macula has the highest concentration of photoreceptors in the retina; it produces the sharpest vision. Free Lutein, Zeaxanthin, and Meso Zeaxanthin concentrations are more in Macula and hence they are known as Macular Pigments.


Lutein and Zeaxanthin are generally fat-soluble carotenoids that function as anti-oxidants protecting cells from free radicals. About four decades of research establishes that Free Lutein, Zeaxanthin and Meso Zeaxanthin in macula filters shorter wavelength light ie blue light and prevents age-related macular degeneration (AMD).


Lutein, Zeaxanthin, and Meso-Zeaxanthin are the three dietary carotenoids present in “macular pigment”. These three carotenoid pigments are responsible for our ability to perceive colors. The macular pigments selectively filter out image-degrading visible blue light for sharper vision. Lutein is also known as “the eye vitamin”.


Rising eye disorders, such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and increasing eye health awareness among the general population, are expected to fuel the growth of the eye health supplements market.

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of irreversible severe visual loss in people of higher age and hence the geriatric population is at greater risk of eye disorders.

Almost all visible blue light passes through the cornea and lens and reaches the retina. This light may affect vision and could prematurely age the eyes.

Digital eyestrain: Blue light emitted from mobile phone screens and other digital devices can decrease contrast leading to digital eyestrain. Fatigue, dry eyes, bad lighting, or how you sit in front of the digital screen can cause eyestrain. Symptoms of eyestrain include sore or irritated eyes and difficulty focusing.

Retina damage: Some studies suggest that continued exposure to blue light over time could lead to retinal cell damage. This can cause vision problems like age-related macular degeneration.

Though the blue light exposure received from screens is small; the concern over the long-term effects of screen exposure is due to the proximity of the screens and the time spent looking at them.

Impact of COVID-19 on Eye health supplement.


With the new norm of daily life after the pandemic, people of all age groups are glued to the screens of digital gadgets resulting in increased screen exposure and invariably the blue light. Kids and the office-going population have been the most affected age groups where the blue light effect is more. This may lead to the rise in the number of people with eyesight disorders due to increased screen time.

Lifestyle & Diet: Observational studies have suggested an inverse relationship between dietary or serum lutein and risk for age-related macular degeneration and cataracts. The best way to guard against blue light damage is to reduce our level of exposure. Limit the time you spend on computers or with electronic devices, and take regular breaks from staring at LED screens. But with the inset of current lifestyle, avoiding all the screens is not feasible. It’s important to remember that our eyes have a natural level of Lutein and a healthy diet or supplement intake can help us keep these levels topped up. While hundreds of “superfoods” have been labeled over the years, nothing has shown as much promise as the carotenoid vitamin, Lutein for eyesight. Together with its sidekick, Zeaxanthin, this antioxidant works to protect both your eyes and skin.

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11 USPs of MaQxan  The best Lutein & Zeaxanthin

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Free from harmful bacteria and other pathogenic microorganisms. Safe to use in all formulations as per various regulations.
Longer shelf life compared to other brands for all variants.

Accelerated & Real-time stability data available on all grades

Clean Label
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KOSHER & HALAL Certified
Manufactured in a cGMP- complying manufacturing facility.
Environment-friendly green technologies being used in cultivation and processing.
We encourage farmers to use Bio-fertilizers and Bio-pesticides in Marigold cultivation
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Customized standardizations are possible based on customer requirements
Regulatory and Quality Assurance support available 24x7
250 grades of Marigold Extract standardizations 

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  • 1. What is MaQxan?
    MaQxan is the branded Marigold Extracts – Lutein, Zeaxanthin, Lutein Ester, and Xanthophyll all made from own cultivated Tagetes Erecta flower by your trusted manufacturer; Olive Lifesciences. There are 250 different standardizations of MaQxan available customized to meet the requirements of end-product formulations.
  • 2. Is MaQxan natural?
    A. Yes MaQxan is 100% Natural, it is made from flowers of marigold (Tagetes Erecta flower).
  • 3. How is MaQxan different from other Lutein/Zeaxanthin?
    MaQxan assures 100% Traceability - Seed to Shelf. It is a time-tested brand with a humble service of 15 years to Japan, Europe, Taiwan etc. All grades of MaQxan tested 100% for quality parameters as per the required specifications. MaQxan is free from harmful solvent residues, pesticide residues, ETO (Ethylene Tri Oxide) residues, Synthetic colours, Synthetic preservatives etc. MaQxan assures consistent quality throughout the year and year-round price stability. All these commitments are possible due to own manufacturing and cultivation backup.
  • 4. Is there a MaQxan grade available for the formulation of the Kids supplement?
    Yes. We have special grades meeting the regulatory requirements of kids’ nutrition. It helps kids to improve their vision and their Brain function. We recommend giving supplements under the supervision of your medical practitioner.
  • 5. What is the shelf life of MaQxan?. How it is established?
    There are 250 standardizations of Lutein, Zeaxanthin, and Meso Zeaxanthin formulations and each product has proven shelf life in the recommended storage conditions. We conduct real-time and accelerated stability studies as per ICH Q1 to establish the shelf life of each product.
  • 6. Is MaQxan sensitive to heat and light?
    Yes, all carotenoids including Lutein and Zeaxanthin are sensitive to heat, light, air, humidity, etc and it is important to follow the recommended storage conditions.
  • 7. What are the quality certifications available for MaQxan?
    MaQxan is being manufactured in cGMP complying manufacturing facilities. Quality Certifications include FSSC 22500, HACCP, Halal, Kosher, FamiQs, Ayush GMP etc.
  • 8. What is the dose of MaQxan - Lutein?
    The effective dose of Lutein ranges from 6 mg to 30 mg per day depending on the final formulations.
  • 9. Is MaQxan good for dry eye?
    Lutein and zeaxanthin are antioxidants that help prevent many chronic eye diseases including dry eye.
  • 10. Is MaQxan water soluble?
    MaQxan by its nature is not soluble in water, however water-soluble or water-dispersible grades are available which makes it very easy to incorporate them in beverages and other water-based products.
  • 11. Can we get ready to fill formulations of MaQxan for my end dosage form?
    Yes, we have oil suspension grades for soft gel capsule filling. Similarly, we have granules/beadlets for tablets or capsules.
  • 12. Is there a MaQxan grade available for animal nutrition?
    Special grade of MaQxan is available for animal health. MaQxan Xanthphylls 1.5% - 8% feed grade powder and MaQxan Xanthophylls 1.5% - 4% feed grade liquids are available which are best suited for veterinary purposes. Lutein and Lutein Ester standardised for poultry, aqua, marine, swine and pet nutrition is available and can be customised based on the category and region.
  • Any other queastion
    If you have any other question in your mind? Please chat with us now!

Water Soluble Lutein

A real time video shows you, how uniform and quick is our free Lutein water solubles grades, dispersing in cold water 

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General Grades  of MaQxan
Your Trusted Lutein and Zeaxanthin Brand

Free Lutein

General Grades

Free Lutein Powder - 5 to 80%

Free Lutein Oil - 5 to 40%

Free Lutein Granules - 5 to 30%

Water Soluble Grades

Free Lutein W S Powder - 5 to 20%

Free Lutein W D Powder - 5 to 20%

Free Lutein W S Granules - 5 to 20%

Free Lutein W D Granules - 5 to 20%

Free Lutein + Zeaxanthin 

Powder - 5:1, 10:1, 10:2, 20:2, 20:4

Oil - 5:1, 10:1, 10:2, 20:2, 20:4

Lutein Esters

General Grades

Lutein Ester Powder - 5 to 80%

Lutein Ester Oil - 5 to 30%

Lutein Ester Granules - 5 to 30%

De-odorized Lutein Ester

Lutein Ester D O Powder 5 - 20%

Lutein Ester D O Granules 5 - 20%

Lutein Ester + Ester Zeaxanthin

Powder - 10:1, 20:1

Oil - 10:1, 20:1


General Grades

Zeaxanthin Powder - 5 to 65%

Zeaxanthin Oil - 5 to 30%

Zeaxanthin Granules - 5 to 30%

Water Soluble Grades

Zeaxanthin W S Powder - 5 to 20%

Zeaxanthin W D Powder - 5 to 20%

Zeaxanthin W S Granules - 5 to 20%

Zeaxanthin W D Granules - 5 to 20%

Free Lutein + Zeaxanthin 

Powder - 5:1, 10:1, 10:2, 20:2, 20:4

Oil - 5:1, 10:1, 10:2, 20:2, 20:4

Meso Zeaxanthin

General Grades

Meso Zeaxanthin Powder - 5 to 65%

Meso Zeaxanthin Oil - 5 to 30%

Meso Zeaxanthin Granules - 5 to 30%

Water Soluble Grades

Meso-Zeaxanthin WS Powder - 5 to 20%

Meso Zeaxanthin WD Powder - 5 to 20%

Meso Zeaxanthin WS Granules - 5 to 20%

Meso Zeaxanthin WD Granules - 5 to 20%

Free Lutein + Meso Zeaxanthin 

Powder - 5:1, 10:1, 10:2, 20:2, 20:4

Oil - 5:1, 10:1, 10:2, 20:2, 20:4

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