Saturday, February 26, 2005

Vitamins Combat Age-Related Blindness

Johns Hopkins Medical estimates that there are 8 million people at least 55 years old at a risk of gettting macular degeneration. They estimate that more than 300,000 of them would avoid advanced macular degeneration and any associated vision loss if they took certain high-dose antioxidants vitamins C, E, and beta carotene as well as zinc or zinc oxide.PakTribune

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Michael said...

Research is proving that macular degeneration can be very responsive to nutritional supplementation. A large research study from Harvard showed that even supplementing with 6 mg of lutein per day could reduce your likelihood of getting macular degeneration by 57% (Seddon, J.M., U.A. Ajani, et al. (1994). “Dietary carotenoid, vitamins A, C, E, and advanced age-related macular degeneration. Eye Disease Case-Control Study Group Jama 272(18):1413-20). That same study showed that the specific carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthin, which are primarily obtained from dark green leafy vegetables, were most strongly associated with a reduced risk for AMD. Individuals consuming the highest levels of carotenoids had a statistically significant 43% lower risk for AMD.

So there certainly are preventative measures you can take. Additional beneficial nutrients include omega-3 fatty acids, taurine, vitamins A and E, selenium, zinc copper, beta-carotene, gingko biloba.

For those with macular degeneration, research has shown that this is a condition that can be very responsive to specific nutritional supplementation (lutein, zeaxanthin, taurine, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins A and E, selenium, beta-cartoene, zinc and copper to name a few), diet and lifestyle. Also, microcurrent stimulation done daily at home along with specific supplementation can be very effective in helping protect against vision loss. The last research study done by a Dr. Ed Paul showed that 73% of the people who did microcurrent stimulation daily along with specific supplementation showed improved vision up to 2-3 lines on the eye chart. As a result of this study, there are now 4 double blind FDA approved studies starting (including one at New York Eye & Ear Infirmiary) studying the benefits of the microcurrent stimulation for macular degeneration along with some other retinal dystrophies. For more information and related research studies, you can go to http://www.naturaleyecare.com/diseases.asp?d_num=8 -- you can also read the specific research studies on microcurrent stimulation and macular degeneration at http://www.naturaleyecare.com/store/detail.aspx?ID=1545

For questions and answers, you can also go to our blog on natural eye care at http://www.bulletinboards.com/message.cfm?comcode=nec2

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