Eyes are one of the most important organs to keep healthy for enjoying life. From a nutritional and a biochemical standpoint both good function and avoiding risk factors should be addressed to maintain ideal eye health. Think of the eyes as part of the brain and consume nutrients in forms that can reach both effectively. Many molecules are involved in eye health. The combination of Improved Diet, Exercise, Comprehensive Supplement Formulas and Lifestyle is the Best Eye Health Strategy.
Free Radicals, Inflammation, and Circulation are all involved in potential damage to eyes. Yearly eye exams with aging are recommended.
- Free Radicals formed by UV rays, high glucose levels and lack of antioxidants
- Inflammation initiated by damage, high inflammation diet, genetics, alcohol, high carbohydrate diet, and lack of sleep.
- Circulatory Damage through inflammation, free radicals, high LDL cholesterol, and lack of ability to metabolize fats, fibrin, and lipofuscin.
Molecules That Help Maintain Function
- Antioxidants, Reducing Inflammatory Levels, Structural Integrity, Lipid Metabolism, and Energy Formation all impact eye health. Carotenoid Antioxidants such as Lutein, Zeaxanthin, Astaxanthin and Saffron are critical to protect from free radical damage for eye health
- Nutrient and Endogenous Antioxidants like Glutathione and its precursors, Gamma Vitamin E and Tocotrienols, Vitamin C, and Lipoic Acid.
- Flavonoid Antioxidants sources and extracts Bilberry and Pycnogenol/Grape Seed Extract (mirtogenol), Maqui Berry, Green Tea EGCG, Quercetin, Blueberry, and Resveratrol offer protection.
- Vascular Health with acetyl L-Carnitine for lipid metabolism, Diosmin, Pomegranate extract for good HDL function, maintain healthy LDL levels, and support the protective capillary molecule Glycocalyx.
- Manage Inflammatory Pathways with Omega 3 fats, Curcumin, and Boswellia.
- Energy Specific Molecules Urolithin A, and NAD+ Precursors to support repair and function of energy forming mitochondria.
- Additional Essential Nutrients Zinc, Vitamin A, and Magnesium.
Always Protect Macular Health
Macular Degeneration comes in two forms Dry or Wet. The wet form usually poses the greatest risk to vision. Lipids like Drusen and Lipofuscin are typically involved. The wet version involves capillary dysfunction, but can usually be medically treated through injections that shrink capillaries.