Certain nutritional ingredients are essential for eye health. .

Vitamin A: The first sign of Vitamin A deficiency is night blindness (inability to see in dim light). If left untreated the condition will develop into dryness and inflammation of the eyes.Eventually damage to the cornea (keratomalacia) can occur, leading to blindness.

Over half a million new cases of night blindness are treated every year, and about 50% of such patients becoming blind.

Riboflavin: This is a component of Vitamin B Complex, and an essential ingredienet for various functions of the body. Prolonged riboflavin deficiency is known to lead to amblyopia (poor visual acuity) and photophobia
(senstitivity to bright light).

Vitamin C : A new study conducted at Tufts University has found that taking Vitamin C may reduce the risk of cataracts by well over 50%. Researchers were studying the effects of specific nutrients in preventing cataracts from forming on the eye lens.

L-Carnosine: Carnosine is a natural body product consisting of the amino acids Beta-alanine and L-histidine chemically bound to each other. Carnosine helps to prevent skin collagen cross-linking which leads to loss of elasticity and wrinkles. Nerve cells (neurons) and muscle cells (myocytes) contain high levels of Carnosine. Carnosine is NOT a drug, vitamin or mineral and it does not react with any drugs. You are born with high levels of Carnosine in your body but unfortunately it decreases with age. The good news is that you can now replace Carnosine naturally with a daily supplementation.

L-Carnosine is the most effective anti-carbonylation agent yet discovered. (Carbonylation is a pathological step in the age-related degradation of the body's proteins.) We are told that Ethos Endymion is the purest form of L-Carnosine available anywhere.

Antioxidants: Another research study conducted across 11 U.S. health facilities related to men and women aged 55 to 80 with macular degeneration. Participants' eyes were photographed several times during the 6-year study todocument the progression of AM, while they were treated with different supplements. At the end of the study it was found that appreciable benefit was derived from a combination of antioxidants and Zinc. One pleasurable way of treating oneself is by regularly eating oysters. Oysters are the richest food source for zinc.

Carotenoids: Carrots and spinach have been long known to promote eye health. However, the reason has only recently become known - the magic element is carotenoids, the pigments that give carrots its characteristic orange color. Two specific carotenoids, Lutein and Zeaxanthin; both may play a role in reducing the risk of two degenerative eye diseases, cataracts and age-related macula degeneration (AMD).

What is the macula? The macula (about the size of a pencil eraser) is a tiny, yellowish area near the centre of the retina that allows you to clearly distinguish fine detail. The macula degenerates as you age, and AMD will eventually lead to vision loss, if not halted. Eating zeaxanthin-and-lutein rich foods or taking supplements of these carotenoids can restore macular pigment density, which declines with age.

So make sure to include carrots and spinach in your diet. And take a capsule that will build macula density. The way to ensure you are getting Zeaxanthin and Lutein is to take Re-vital-eyes Capsules.

Omega Fatty Acids : Regular consumption of fish appears to protect against AMD. A Tufts University study found that people with high cholesterol intake ran a greater risk of developing AMD, whereas regular supplements of Omega Fatty Acids increased the chances of preventing AMD.

Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus): Bilberry has an impressive history in the natural treatment of eye disorders. Medically active components of bilberry include flavonoid compounds known as anthocyanosides, which work to counteract cell damage caused by free radicals. Bilberry strengthens the tiny blood vessels of the eye, helps to facilitate delivery of essential oxygen and nutrients to the eye, and has been shown to be effective in the prevention and treatment of degenerative diseases of the retina. It also reduces the incidence of hemorrhage in the eye, often associated with diabetes.

Bilberry is also considered to be effective in preventing cataracts and glaucoma - two very common eye disorders in older people. But if cataract formation has already started a more pro-active approach should be considered, such as this non invasive treatment for cataracts.

Those who are careful to have a balanced diet may not need to take dietary supplements, since the best way to get all one's nutritional needs is from the food one eats. Failing that, supplements are necessary, particularly in the treatment of deficiencies. A word of caution here - some vitamins can be damaging, if taken in excessive quantities

As you progress in age, it becomes increasingly necessary to add supplements to your diet. However, supplements can protect only one flank in the battle against aging vision. The other flank is covered by specially formulated eye exercises.

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