How To Protect Your Vision With Supplements
Prevention and Treatment A healthy diet alone may not meet the needs of people with vision loss.
Improvements in cataract prevention and Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) are well documented.
Lutein is a member of the carotenoid family as is beta carotene and zeaxanthin. Supplementation trials have shown impressive results for AMD utilizing these nutrients. To obtain the amounts of lutein typically used in these studies (10mg) a person would have to consume approximately 6 cups of broccoli or 9 cups of carrots every day.
Omega-3 fish oil
Omega-3 fish oil provides a nutrient, DHA, which is an integral component of the retina and macula in particular. Studies utilizing DHA have shown reason for optimism for persons with eye disorders. Vegetables oils containing no DHA are prevalent in the North American diet today. Obtaining adequate amounts of DHA as used in the TOZAL and AREDS II study from diet alone may be cumbersome.
"Vegetables oils containing no DHA are prevalent in the North American diet today."
Antioxidants are another aspect of study that has demonstrated success for vision disorders. Vitamins and minerals such as A, C, E, and zinc are basic yet proven nutritional antioxidants that may be over looked.
Ensuring adequate dosage and a consistent supply of vision specific nutrients may be difficult through diet alone. Daily supplementation with a scientifically formulated product is convenient and has a proven track record.