Vitamins for Eyes
Eye health is incredibly important and our eyes need to be given proper care and attention. The human eye is an extraordinary organ and vision is a large part of how we learn and experience our surroundings and life. As we get older, usually from the age of 45 years, our vision tends to decline and the prevalence of common eye conditions increases. It is extremely important to have regular eye examinations to make sure your eyes are in tip top shape and to identify any issues early on.
To maintain healthy eyes and vision, it’s important to take good care of your macula. Australian NaturalCare’s Healthy Eyes is jam packed with antioxidant nutrients that help protect the sensitive macular region from free radical activity and oxidative damage. With the inclusion of zinc, selenium, vitamin C and the carotenoids betacarotene, lutein and zeaxanthin this antioxidant formula contains all the essential vitamins and minerals for eye health.
Antioxidants called anthocyanosides found in bilberry support the regeneration of rhodopsin, a compound present in the eye structures called rods in the retina, where it plays an important role in vision in dimly lit conditions. Exposure to bright light can deplete rhodopsin; however bilberry supports its regeneration which may help with light adaptation and your ability to see in poor light conditions. At Australian NaturalCare, we have developed two bilberry formulas to cover your needs. Bilberry 24,000mg One-A-Day is our super strength standardised bilberry formula, rich in the antioxidant compounds anthocyanosides. This product provides support for healthy eyes and aids to strengthen capillaries that help to nourish the eyes. Bilberry 5000 is a lower dose formula which may assist visual fatigue and eye strain. If your eyes are suffering due to over-use or the glare from computer screens, bright lights or night-time driving, Bilberry 5000 can help support you. Both of our bilberry formulas can complement our Healthy Eyes formula providing all round support for your eye health.
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), a component of omega 3 fatty acids can provide additional eye health support. DHA is essential for eye development in unborn babies and infants. It is known to support our overall eye health as well as the delicate retina. Calamari Oil 1000 is a natural rich source of DHA, containing a whopping 400mg per capsule. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding and are wanting to support your unborn baby’s or infants eye health, we have the DHA product for you, DHA for Pregnancy & Breastfeeding.
Krill Oil is also a valuable source of DHA, however it has the added benefit of astaxanthin, a powerful antioxidant that can further support the tiny blood vessels in the eye. Krill Oil 500mg or Krill Oil 1000mg will provide you with DHA omega 3 fatty acid without the fishy aftertaste.
With all the choices you may be unsure how to choose eye and vision supplements or if you are wondering what is the best eye supplement for you, please contact our qualified Naturopathic team on 1300 365 020 for expert advice.