HEALTH & WELLNESS
Eye supplements that support healthier vision
Having good vision is something that many people take for granted. Think of all of the beautiful colors you can see, seeing a family member for the first time in a while, or seeing your loved one before you go to bed.
If those small moments were taken away life may never be the same. Vision may not be something we think of very often when it comes to maintaining our health because it seems like something so simple in life. Whereas thinking about gaining weight or having a heart attack can seem like a more life-altering event. Promoting eye health and maintaining your vision is so vital and needs to be protected because without it some serious lifestyle changes will have to be made.
There are many ways to support your vision including getting regular eye exams to prevent eye problems from progressing, eating a healthy diet with the necessary vitamins and minerals, and taking supplements to help with your eye health. CoQ10, Pycnogenol, zeaxanthin, lutein, zinc, and European bilberry are all great options for eye supplements to add to your regime to support healthy eyes.
CoQ10 is a powerful antioxidant that is very important in supporting mitochondrial health. The mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell and where energy is made. MitoQ is a reformulated version of CoQ10 that allows the body to use the supplement even better. Less of it is needed since more of the formula can be utilized by the body. MitoQ is a form of CoQ10 and is different because it has triphenylphosphonium which adds a positive charge to the molecule. Because of this extra positive charge and it’s small size the MitoQ can easily pass through the outside membrane of the mitochondria and use its function in the energy-making process.
Since MitoQ optimizes the body’s ability to make energy, it provides the eyes with the energy it needs to support eye health and vision. MitoQ is also perfect for having specialized formulas that can target special areas of the body. MitoQ +eye is formulated with Pycnogenol, MirtoSelect, Lutemax 2020, and Zinc to promote optimal eye functioning.
Pycnogenol is an extract from the French Maritime pine tree bark. It is a powerful antioxidant that helps to reduce oxidative stress. This amazing tree bark extract can support normal vision, the ability to see colors, and promote the health of the retina. The retina is the part of the eye that is on the inside of the eye and is sensitive to light, when it senses light some signals are sent to the optic nerve so that you can see properly. If the health of the retina is not maintained there is potential for vision damage. Pycnogenol also has anti-inflammatory properties to support joints and skin health. Pycnogenol also can bind to collagen and elastin to support healthy and youthful-looking skin. Overall, Pycnogenol supports the health of many body systems including the skin, eyes, joints, heart, reproductive, respiratory, and nervous system.
Lutein and Zeaxanthin
Lutein and Zeaxanthin are 2 closely related substances that have important roles in supporting eye health. Zeaxanthin is an isomer of lutein, meaning it has the same formula but is organized differently. They are usually found in plants like corn, kale, and broccoli. They are considered a carotenoid, which is also found in carrots and makes it a yellow-orange color. These two substances are also antioxidants and help to protect the eyes from damage. Specifically, they are very important for the lens, retina, and macula. They help to shield the eyes from the UV rays of the sun which can cause damage.
For many people nowadays they spend a lot of their days in front of a screen. These screens from televisions, phones, tablets, and computers all release blue lights that can impact your eyes and sleep cycles. Lutein and zeaxanthin both work as antioxidants to filter blue light rays from these devices to help protect your eyes and vision.
Zinc is an essential mineral that is found in foods such as oysters, beans, nuts, and dairy products. Zinc should be in your everyday diet and adult males should have 11 mg per day, while adult females should have 8 mg per day. Zinc is very important for eye health because of its role in transporting vitamin A. Vitamin A is an essential vitamin that supports night vision by being a part of rhodopsin, which is a protein found in the eyes that helps you see in dim lighting. Without zinc, vitamin A cannot transport easily to the eye where it is used to produce rhodopsin. Vitamin A is also used in the iris of the eye, the colorful part, to help produce melanin which is what helps to produce the pigment or color in the eye. This melanin makes your eyes look beautiful and unique but also acts as a protective barrier to protect the eyes and vision.
The European bilberry is a berry similar to the American blueberry, a small blueberry that is sweet with many vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. MitoQ Eye uses MirtoSelect, a high-quality European bilberry extract. This bilberry extract supports normal fluid pressure in the eye, helps to produce tears in your eye, and supports the blood flow to the retina of the eye. By supporting tear production it can help to prevent dry and uncomfortable eyes. Tears in the eyes lubricate the surface of the eye and prevent dirt and debris from scratching and irritating the eyes. The retina of the eye is also very important for vision and without a blood supply, it will not be able to work appropriately. European bilberry helps to support the blood flow so it has enough oxygen and energy to function properly. It also is an antioxidant that helps to protect the cells from free radicals to help prevent damage to the cells.
Vitamin B1 also known as thiamine is an essential vitamin that is required daily. B vitamins are not stored in the body, so they need to be replaced daily. Vitamin B1 can be found in foods like fish, pork, peas, yogurt, and sunflower seeds. It is recommended that adult men have 1.2 mg daily, and women should have 1.1 mg daily. Without vitamin B1 you can develop a deficiency leading to beriberi, which leads to diminished sensation in the hands and feet. But, vitamin B1 has an important role in supporting the vision. Vitamin B1 helps to reduce inflammation in the eye and can help to lubricate the eyes.
You may know vitamin C from your tasty orange juice and other citrus fruits, but it has much more to offer than a delicious treat. Vitamin C can also be found in leafy green vegetables like spinach and kale. When planning your daily meals you should try to get 90 mg for a man and 75 mg for a woman. Vitamin C is known as an antioxidant and is commonly used to fight the common cold and boost the immune system. Vitamin C is also helpful for supporting eye health by preventing eye diseases. It is found that people with higher levels of vitamin C in their diets have a lower risk of developing eye conditions such as cataracts. A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye and can impact the visual field making it look foggy in the field of vision. Vitamin C is very easy to get through fruits and vegetables, but supplements can also help to boost the level of vitamin in case you do not get enough throughout your day.
Taking care of your eyes is so important so that you can continue to enjoy all of the things that come with clear vision. Even simple things like reading a menu at a restaurant or driving become difficult or even impossible. Taking care of your eyes means wearing proper eyewear, going for regular check-ups to the doctor and eye doctor, taking supplements to support your eye health, and eating a healthy diet. Making your eye health part of your daily routine makes it easier to continue prioritizing it. This can be as simple as taking a supplement once a day to promote optimal vision and eye health. MitoQ +eye makes it easy by combining many of the important vitamins and supplements for eye health into one easy to take formula so you can reduce your stress and feel confident when you take your health into your own hands.
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