Our vision naturally changes as we age. At around 40 years of age, you may start to notice that seeing fine details, seeing in low light, and driving at night become more difficult. However, these vision changes don’t need to be part of your future. Now, you can support your aging eyes with nutrition and help keep your eyes seeing better for longer. Here are some of the nutrients you should be getting every day.
Zeaxanthin is one of, if not the most important, nutrients for eye health. This antioxidant is chosen by the body to accumulate heavily in the eyes to help protect and enhance vision. Specifically, zeaxanthin protects crisp, clear central vision. Science tells us that we need to get at least 8 mg of zeaxanthin to support and enhance vision. In one study, researchers found that supplementing with this amount of dietary zeaxanthin led to:
- Improved visual sharpness and clarity
- Improved night driving abilities (ability to recover from bright-light exposure or see a dark-colored car on a dimly lit street, etc.)
Another critical antioxidant, lutein, works with zeaxanthin to support and enhance vision. Lutein is also concentrated in the eyes and is credited with protecting peripheral vision. Most eye vitamins follow the ratio of lutein to zeaxanthin found in the diet (5 to 1), but EyePromise® chooses to match the eyes’ natural ratio of zeaxanthin to lutein (2 to 1) or match the amounts all together.
The B vitamins are some of the most important nutrients for aging eyes. Specifically, folate/folic acid, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B12 all play an important role in supporting aging eye health. These 3 variations of Vitamin B do best when working together, and several studies have found that they reduce the risk of age-related eye health issues.
Another important nutrient for aging eyes is coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10). It helps protect the mitochondria – the powerhouse of the cell responsible for turning the energy we take from food into energy that the cells can use. Mitochondria are often the first affected by many different health concerns, including age-related eye health issues. Additionally, CoQ10 supports heart and dental health.
Another “alphabet” vitamin for aging eyes, Vitamin D deficiency is linked to a higher risk of developing age-related eye health issues. Vitamin D also helps support bone and immune health.
Alpha Lipoic Acid
A powerful mitochondrial antioxidant, alpha lipoic acid (ALA) is actually produced by the mitochondria, but in very small amounts which tend to decrease with age. ALA is an important antioxidant for supporting long-term vision and helps reduce certain kinds of cell damage.
Get All of These Necessary Nutrients In 1 Vitamin
All these nutrients are important for supporting aging eyes, but it’s difficult to eat the amounts you would need every day to make a difference for your eyes. Think of it like a crash diet: it might work for a bit, but it’s not sustainable. That’s why many health professionals recommend supplementation, and EyePromise is the #1 doctor recommended eye vitamin brand.
EyePromise also offers several different formulations to meet your unique eye health needs. For these specific ingredients, you can turn to EyePromise Restore, DVS, or Screen Shield Pro™, with Restore being the recommended vitamin for aging eyes.