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Sometimes, I wonder if my eyes are playing tricks on me. Are my eyes deceiving me or is this just a part of ageing? I began to wonder if I was making nutrition choices that benefit my vision. When I discovered that May is Healthy Vision Month, I decided to take a deep dive into the best vitamins for eye health.
Our sense of sight can diminish as we age and for a number of natural reasons. This includes inadequate nutrition, too much screen time, inactivity, or perhaps something deeper like brain or neuropathy disease-related issues. These lifestyle choices can all contribute to age-related macular degeneration and poor eyesight.
The good news is that nutrition can support our eyesight as we age! We can get these vitamins from the food we eat or supplement them. The first step is knowing which vitamins support eye health. The rest is easy.
The Best Vitamins for Eye Health
Vitamin A: Helps to see in low light conditions.
Vitamin E: Helps your eye cells by controlling oxidative stress.
Vitamin C: Helps provide collagen to your cornea and sclera.
Vitamin B’s 6-9-12: Lowers homocysteine and lowers inflammation.
Vitamin B2, Riboflavin: An antioxidant shown to decrease cataracts.
Vitamin B3, Niacin: According to recent studies, it supports the prevention of glaucoma.
Lutein, Zeanathin, Asataxanthin: These carotenoids help filter blue light and diminish damage.
Omega 3’s: Help form the cells in your eyes and lowers eye inflammation.
Vitamin B1: Thiamine, reduces risks of cataracts by up to 40%.
Where to Get Them
These essential vitamins are naturally available in a variety of foods. You’ll find most of them in vibrant fruit and vegetables. To know which foods are rich in these vitamins and eat accordingly, check out my Mineral Chart!
You can also get these vitamins as supplements. To restock your vitamin supply, head on over to my online dispensary at Fullscript. I have prepared Vitamin Blends for Eye Health and Vitamin Blends for Relief from Dry Eyes.
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And if you’re on the fence about taking extra steps towards eye health, just close your eyes and see how long it takes to find your keys!
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