Vitamins and Cararacts

Meta-Analysis Links Vitamins and Carotenoids with Lower Risk of Age-Related Cataract

According to a new meta-analysis a higher consumption of Carotenoids and certain Vitamins is associated with a significantly decreased risk for Age Related Cataract (ARC) formation.  8 randomized controlled trial (RCTs) and 12 cohort studies were included in this meta-analysis.  These studies, published through June, 2018, assessed dietary Carotenoid and Vitamin intake and ARC risks. …

Lutein and Age Related Macular Degeneration

Two Decades of Data and 100,000 Participants Support Role of Lutein-Zeaxanthin in Lowering AMD Risk

New research has found that increased levels of lutein and zeaxanthin are associated with a reduction in the risk of developing advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Over 102,000 people participated in the Nurses’ Health Study and the Health Professionals Follow-up Study which provided over 20 years of data.  Both studies indicated individuals with the highest…

carotenoids

Study Shows 3 Carotenoid Formula Boosts Visual Performance for Non-Impaired Subjects

A new long term trial has concluded that supplementation with lutein, zeaxanthin and meso-zeaxanthin, 3 of the carotenoids, may improve visual performance in subjects who had normal vision at the start of the study.  This trial was called the Central Retinal Enrichment Supplementation Trials (CREST). 105 individuals with an average age of 48 equally split…

Omega 3

Hello Omegas Goodbye Dry Eyes

Omega 3’s are in the news once again, this time these essential fatty acids have been shown to help support eyes. According to new research, supplementing with Omega 3 essential fatty acids may wipe out dry eye syndrome improving symptoms of this condition by as much as 105%.  Dry eye syndrome affects up to a…