What nutrients do you find in eye care supplements?
We've always had an interest in understanding and researching what we’re putting in our bodies. It’s only recently, that there’s been a societal change as healthy eating becomes a trend for more and more people. We’ve started to favour knowing what we put in our bodies nutritiously and this will aid us in our day-to-day lives from health to mental well-being. Finding out the nutritional values of food is no different when it comes to what pills or supplements, we are taking to aid our eye health.
At Eye Lounge, we sell a variety of different eye supplements, which is why we’ve put together this blog, to let you know which of our products contain the best ingredients; MacuShield is one of our best sellers and it’s for good reason! So, what are the most successful products in the MacuShield range? We often get customers asking such things as well as what the extra ingredients in MacuShield Gold are compared to the original MacuShield formula. In between all these questions, there are always queries about the vitamins that are in the formulas and what these vitamins do, below is the exact vitamins MacuShield contains as well as a little about what these vitamins do to keep your eyes healthy and which foods can naturally give you these vitamins.
Vitamin A: This vitamin is essential for maintaining the health of the retina, the part of the eye responsible for sensing light and sending visual signals to the brain. Foods that are rich in vitamin A include carrots, sweet potatoes, and leafy green vegetables.
Vitamin C: Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps to protect the eyes from damage caused by free radicals, which are molecules that can harm cells. Foods that are high in vitamin C include oranges, strawberries, and bell peppers.
Vitamin E: Like vitamin C, vitamin E is also an antioxidant that helps to protect the eyes from damage. Foods that are high in vitamin E include almonds, avocados, and sweet potatoes.
Omega-3 fatty acids: These healthy fats are important for maintaining the health of the retina and the optic nerve. Foods that are high in omega-3 fatty acids include fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel, and sardines, as well as chia seeds and flaxseed.
Zinc: Zinc is important for maintaining the health of the retina, and it also helps the body to absorb vitamin A. Foods that are high in zinc include oysters, beef, and fortified cereals.
Lutein and Zeaxanthin: These are important carotenoids that help to protect the eyes from the effects of UV light, specifically the macular region, which is responsible for the central vision, they are found in Leafy greens, kale, spinach, and egg yolks.
It's important to note that a balanced diet is the best way to get the nutrients your eyes need. Consult with your doctor or Dietician, especially if you have any medical condition or taking any medication before making any significant changes to your diet.
Please be aware that this is information that has been sourced via the Internet. We are not medical professionals ourselves and if you need medical advice, please contact your local GP to get the best medical care and attention you need.
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