Lutein + Bilberry
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Good nutrition is important to keep your eyes healthy and functioning their best throughout your lifetime. The very important eye nutrients that may reduce your risk for macular degeneration, cataracts and also take care of complete eye health are lutein, zeaxanthin, bilberry extract, vitamins, anthocyanidins, zinc, beta carotene, grape seed extracts, polyphenols, goji berry and selenium.
Lutein is an antioxidant carotenoid a pigmented nutrient that is responsible for the yellow colors of fruits, vegetables and its present in the highest quantities in dark leafy green vegetables. You're born with a certain amount of lutein in your eye, but your body doesn't reproduce it.
Lutein and zeaxanthin are two types of carotenoids which are yellow to red pigments found widely in vegetables and other plants. Though lutein is considered a yellow pigment, in high concentrations it appears orange-red. In nature, lutein and zeaxanthin appear to absorb excess light energy to prevent damage to plants from too much sunlight, especially from high-energy light rays called blue light. Lutein and zeaxanthin appear to have important antioxidant functions in the body. Along with other natural antioxidants. It is believed that lutein, zeaxanthin and meso-zeaxanthin in the macula block blue light from reaching the underlying structures in the retina, thereby reducing the risk of light-induced oxidative damage that could lead to macular degeneration.
Bilberry, a relative of the cranberry, huckleberry and blueberry, is a plant with bright green leaves and bell-shaped flowers that grows wild, primarily in northern Europe. Bilberry is used for improving eyesight, including night vision. In fact, during World War II, British pilots in the Royal Air Force ate bilberry jam to improve their night vision, but later research showed it probably didn't help. Bilberry is also used for treating eye conditions such as cataracts and disorders of the retina. There is some evidence that bilberry may help retinal disorders.
A substance in bilberry fruit strengthens capillary resistance and helps protect capillaries from damage by free radicals. Bilberry contains anthocyanosides which are potent antioxidants which strengthen blood vessels and capillary walls, improve red blood cells, stabilize collagen tissues such as tendons, ligaments and cartilage and has cholesterol lowering effects. They also increase retinal pigments that allow the eye to tolerate light. In addition, it helps to maintain the flexibility of red blood cells, allowing them to pass through the capillaries and supply oxygen. It has been shown to be a vasodilator that opens blood vessels and lowers blood pressure. Since the eyes have a high concentration of capillaries, bilberry may be particularly helpful in improving eyesight.