Macular Degeneration

6 Ways to Prevent Loss of Vision

…that eating six eggs per week increased density of the macular pigment and raised blood levels of zeaxanthin, but had no effect on cholesterol. * Quit smoking. Smoking triples risk of cataracts and quadruples risk of macular degeneration. * Take supplements for vision health, along with a quality…

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Benefits of Lutein

…off vision loss—and more specifically helps to prevent macular degeneration—by increasing the thickness of the macula. In one study, researchers gave 30 mg of lutein to two patients for 140 days, and found that their macular density increased by 21 percent and 39 percent. Research has…

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Nutrient Spotlight: Benefits of B Vitamins

…eyes. In this placebo-controlled trial, women who took daily folic acid, B6, and B12 supplements had a reduced risk of developing age-related macular degeneration. In addition, several studies have found that long-term use of B vitamins, along with vitamins A, C, and E, and carotenoids (particularly…

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Ward Off Vision Loss

…retinopathy and other disorders of the retina increases. Lenses cloud over as cataracts form, and central vision may disappear as age-related macular degeneration progresses. Folks, these are serious problems that require aggressive preventive action. Fortunately, there is hope for vision problems.…

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Are You Protecting Your Vision?

…supplementation. 6. Do you drink judicious amounts of red wine? Wine contains beneficial phytochemicals and has been shown to reduce risk of macular degeneration by 19 percent. A glass of red wine a day may help preserve your vision. If you don’t want to drink alcohol, try red grape juice…

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Forget About the RDAs: Here's Why You Need More B Vitamins

…eyes. In a placebo-controlled trial, women who took daily folic acid, B6, and B12 supplements had a reduced risk of developing age-related macular degeneration. 5. Reduce Your Risk of Cancer: In a study involving more than 5,000 women who took folic acid, B6, and B12 daily for about seven years,…

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B-Complex Vitamins Reduce Work-Related Stress

…mood. But given all their other health benefits, such as protection against heart disease, Alzheimer’s and serious eye conditions like macular degeneration (to name just a few), I recommend making sure they’re part of your daily supplement regimen. Your best bet is to take a multivitamin…

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The Multiple Benefits of Carotenoids

…vegetables (some of the best food sources of lutein and zeaxanthin) and macular degeneration and found that individuals with the highest consumption of these vegetables had a 43 percent lower incidence of macular degeneration than those with the lowest intake levels. Carotenoids may also offer…

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Beyond Sleep: Other Benefits of Melatonin

…Off Macular Degeneration Supplemental melatonin also shows potential in helping to prevent macular degeneration. Due to its powerful antioxidant properties, melatonin protects retinal cells against free radical damage. In one study, researchers gave 100 patients with age-related macular degeneration

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The Benefits of Vitamins C and E

…400-800 IU of vitamin E daily and 1,000 to 5,000 mg of vitamin C daily in divided doses to protect your heart. * Help to prevent age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which is one of the leading causes of blindness. AMD causes a loss of central vision and the inability to see fine details, and…

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