How to keep your eyes healthy?
Maintaining healthy vision and eyes as you age is a critical part of aging. While changes in vision are normal as we age, studies indicate that diets rich in antioxidants Vitamins C and E, as well as Vitamin A and other Carotenoids including Lutein and Zeaxanthin, promotes healthy macula, which is part of the retina, and the lens.
Vitamin A helps the surface of the eye, mucous membranes and skin be effective barriers to bacteria and viruses, reducing the risk of eye infections, respiratory problems and other infectious diseases.
A lack of vitamin A causes the cornea to become very dry, leading to clouding of the front of the eye, corneal ulcers and vision loss. Vitamin A deficiency also causes damage to the retina, which also contributes to blindness.
Vitamin C (also known as ascorbic acid) is a water-soluble vitamin and a powerful antioxidant. Abundant in fruits and vegetables, vitamin C helps the body form and maintain connective tissue, including collagen found in the cornea of the eye.
Vitamin C also promotes healthy bones, skin and blood vessels, including the delicate capillaries in the retina. Studies suggest long-term consumption of vitamin C also may reduce the risk of forming a cataract and vision loss from macular degeneration.
Zinc helps your body absorb vitamin A and also helps many antioxidant enzymes in your body reduce the number of free radicals. Zinc has been shown to protect against macular degeneration and night blindness.
Selenium is a mineral that helps your body to absorb vitamin E. Good food sources of selenium include Brazil nuts, oysters and other seafood.
Lutein and Zeaxanthin are two key nutrients which are of the most importance to protect the eyes. In nature, lutein and zeaxanthin appear to absorb excess light energy to prevent damage to plants from too much sunlight. In human, both Lutein and Zeaxanthin are highly concentrated in the macula of the eye and responsible for filtering out visible blue light, which may cause damage to eye tissue.
Lutein and zeaxanthin also have important antioxidant functions in the body. Along with other natural antioxidants, including vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin E, these xanthophylls guard the body from damaging effects of free radicals, which are unstable molecules that can destroy cells and play a role in many diseases.
Why choose Andorra Life?
OptiVision is the all natural eye care formula is designed to help maintain healthy vision and eyes, and support all the tissues in eye with its powerful cocktail of antioxidants. Contains Lutein, Zeaxanthin, and the nutrients Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, OptiVision is the most beneficial for optimal eye health, it fights again the free radical/oxidative damage that results from many normal metabolic processes; exposure to toxins from cigarette smoke or environmental pollution.
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