The brain and visual system, while accounting for only about 2% of your body’s weight, use up to 25% of your nutritional intake. So it isn’t surprising that nutrition plays a vital role in eye health and prevention of vision-related diseases.
Alpha-Lipoic Acid – medium chain fatty acid that enhances the effectiveness of Glutathione, Beta-Carotene and Vitamins C & E.
Lutein is a carotenoid that when used in combination with zinc and other eye nutrients can cut your odds of developing macular degeneration in half.
Bioflavonoids are useful for helping strengthen blood vessels in the eyes. Bioflavonoids also work with Vitamin C to prevent cataract formation which is a leading cause of blindness.
Chromium normalizes blood sugar levels. Higher than normal levels of blood sugar increases the likelihood of cataract formation.
Bilberry is helpful in the treatment of many eye disorders, such as cataracts, macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa, diabetic retinopathy and night blindness.
Eyebright is helpful for eye inflammation, conjunctivitis and eyestrain.
L-Glutathione is an amino acid that breaks down and disposes of toxins that invade the body. Glutathione even acts a preventative against free radical formation by destroying the peroxides that produce free radicals.
N-Acetyl L-Cysteine is a form of the amino acid cysteine that is more easily absorbed by the body. It is a precursor to glutathione, which is the most prevalent antioxidant in the body. In addition, cysteine blocks free radicals and is helpful in the prevention of cataracts.
Quercetin is a special bioflavonoid that acts as an immune booster, anti-inflammatory and free radical scavenger. It also strengthens capillaries and enhances the absorption and activity of Vitamin C.
Ginkgo Biloba is a botanical strategy for long-term eye health because of its benefits to circulation, increasing blood flow to nerve-rich fibers of the eyes. Studies suggest that Ginkgo Biloba may be of value in treating diabetes-related eye disease.