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  • Writer's pictureDr. Kathleen Jones

The Best Supplements For Healthy Eyes

Supplementing with vitamins and minerals may help you keep your eyes healthy. Here are the top supplements to prevent eye related issues, including macular degeneration.


Vitamin C


It is a powerful antioxidant that protects the body from inflammation. It has been shown to lower the risk of macular degeneration.


Vitamin E


Like Vitamin C it is an antioxidant and protects the eyes when taken every day. It can reduce the risk of AMD by 25%


Lutein


Taking this on a regular basis while help lower the risk of degeneration


Copper


Copper is a mineral that in small amounts helps build connective tissue in the eyes.


Zinc


Another mineral that helps with the healing of tissue and supporting a strong immune system


Zeaxanthin


It helps keep down inflammation and reduces oxidative stress on the eye tissues.


B1


Helps reduce cataracts along with the VIt C and VIt E


Taurine


Supports the retina and reduces macular degeneration.


Selenium


Is critical for overall eye health


Plant extracts Bilberry and Grape Seed


They have powerful anti oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that help protect the eyes from sun damage.


There are many combination products out there that address eye health. If they contain most of these vitamins and minerals, you will be on your way to better eye health.



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