Today I want to highlight some amazing information which could aid your vision and improve your night vision.
As we age, the incidence of eye problems increases dramatically due to free-radical damage. Contributing factors include smoking, poor nutrition and exposure to ultraviolet light.
You may be wondering at this point what exactly free-radicals are.
Oxidation is a chemical reaction in the cells which produce free-radicals. Free-radicals are molecules with an electron missing. Once oxidation causes free-radicals, the problem can spread as each molecule that comes in contact with the free-radical tries to stabilize. This produces a chain reaction that damages the cells structure. Ensuring that our diet contains enough antioxidants is one way to fight against the free-radicals in our bodies.
Free radicals interfere with the proteins in the eye and cause them to clump. They also cause damage to the enzymes that are responsible for removing damaged proteins from the eyes. This results in cataracts.
This where Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA), which is thought to be a powerful weapon in the battle against oxidative stress, could help. According to the UC Berkeley Wellness Letter ALA helps to deactivate a wide array of cell damaging free radicals in many bodily systems. Plus it makes other antioxidants more effective. Many issues with our vision are affected by free-radicals. Antioxidants can help prevent cataracts, age-related macular degeneration, and glaucoma.
Then There’s Bilberries
These are considered to improve night vision. British fighter pilots ate bilberry jam during World War II to improve their night vision. Bilberries help to speed the regeneration of rhodopsin, the purple pigment in your eye rods.Plus they help to prevent macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss in Americans, for the 65 or older, according to leading eye health organization Prevent Blindness America.
Copper gluconate is an important blood antioxidant as well. It helps to keep your blood circulation healthy. And aids production of red blood cells which produce hemoglobin.Since your blood carries oxygen and other important nutrients this is crucial. Poor blood circulation causes decreased oxygen delivery to parts of your body, including your eyes. So over time vision loss occurs.
Ancient Greeks used an antioxidant herb named Eyebright to treat eye irritations. Its antibiotic and astringent properties tighten membranes and mucus surrounding the eyes. Plus improving circulation. In addition eyebright contains tannins which reduce inflammation. This herb has long been used to help with a myriad of vision problems. It is recommended for everything from pink eye (conjunctivitis) to cataracts and many other conditions in between.
Oh yes, and let’s not forget Ginkgo Biloba, one of the World’s oldest known and researched herbs. Studies confirm Gingko increases blood flow to the retina and can slow retinal damage which causes macular degeneration. Ginkgo opens the blood vessels to the eyes, head, and brain. Since glaucoma is caused by high eye pressure or lack of blood flow to the eye this herb can prove especially effective.
What’s more you need to know about an astonishing amino acid named Glutathione. This protects the tissues surrounding the lens of your eyes. Numerous studies link glutathione with the prevention of cataracts, glaucoma, retinal disease and diabetic blindness. So to improve your eyesight include more garlic, eggs, asparagus and onions in your diet as these raise glutathione levels. Other glutathione rich foods include watermelon, grapefruit and asparagus.Also an amino acid, N-Acetyl Cystine (NAC), stimulates your body’s production of antioxidants by replacing your body’s levels of glutathione.
Another necessary building block for your eyes is lutein. Lutein is essential for healthy vision. Lutein is often found together with it’s partner Zeaxanthin. These two carotenoids act a a shield for your eye, protecting you from both free-radicals and harmful UVB light.
Lutein lowers the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration. So eat more tomatoes, carrots and squash. Green leafy vegetables such as spinach, collard greens, kale, and chard are also high in lutein. You can also find this necessary building block in many red, blue, and purple fruits.
There really isn’t much of a secret about improving your night vision. A healthy diet rich in all the vitamins and nutrients that your eyes need to stay health can improve your vision. Strong, healthy eyes have much less difficult with night vision issues. Protecting your eyes from the problems associated with night vision can also help you to prevent the onset of many other age-related vision problems as you age. Cataracts, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration are all associated with deficiencies in diet.
While the best way for you to obtain all the vitamins and minerals necessary for healthy eyes is to eat foods rich in these items, we understand that some people just don’t have the time or ability to do this. There is also the problem of convincing your family that the natural foods containing these vitamins and nutrients are better for them than their favorite fast foods are.
As an alternative you could get supplements that provide all the essential vitamins and minerals you need, but who wants to swallow that many pills each day?
To make your life easier while ensuring that your eyes get all the ingredients they need, we created a single pill that contains all the nutrients and vitamins listed above. It’s called the Rebuild Your Vision Ocu-Plus Formula.