Nutrients for Eye Health
Nutrients in our eyes that are depleted over time can result in a variety of issues. Healthy eyes rely on nutrients such as antioxidants and other important nutrients may reduce your risk of eye issues such as cataracts and macular degeneration.
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Specific antioxidants can have additional benefits as well; for example:
- Vitamin A – protects against blindness
- Vitamin C – may play a role in preventing or alleviating glaucoma
- Omega-3 – essential fatty acids appear to help the eye in alleviating symptoms of dry eye syndrome and guarding against macular damage
Consider these nutrients to be influential for your eye health.
Lutein and Zeaxanthin
These two carotenoids are essential.
Lutein and zeaxanthin can filter harmful high-energy blue wavelengths of light and help protect and maintain healthy cells in the eyes. Of the 600 carotenoids found in nature, only these two are deposited in high quantities in the retina (macula) of the eye.
People with eye health issues tend to low in this nutrient.
Glutathione and the related enzymes belong to the defense system protecting the eye against chemical and oxidative stress. The only absorbable forms of glutathione are liposomal and suppositories.
This is important not to be low in this nutrient. If you do not get enough vitamin A, you can be at increased risk for eye problems.
This nutrient is very important for overall eye health. Almost all cells of the body can depend on vitamin C including those of the eye, where it is concentrated in all tissues. Vitamin C also supports the health of blood vessels in the eye.
Astaxanthin can be an essential part of your regimen for eye health. Dr. Mark Tso of the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins University (considered by most professionals to be the most prestigious ophthalmology training center in the world) has clearly demonstrated that astaxanthin is the clear winner when it comes to protecting your eyes.
Bilberry extract has shown in studies to be helpful in preventing cataracts. Bilberry’s flavonoids are known as potent antioxidants, scavenging free radicals and used for multiple age-related ocular disorders.
Alpha Lipoic Acid (LA)
Studies have shown that this nutrient can also be helpful with cataracts especially in prevention. LA can protect lens from H2O2-induced cataract and exerts protective effects through inhibition of lens’ epithelial cell apoptosis and activation of anti-oxidative enzymes.
It is important to take charge of your health and make sure your eyes are getting the proper nutrients.
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