4 Key Nutrients For Eye Health
Your eyes are complex organs that need many assorted vitamins and nutrients to work properly. Common conditions such as age-related macular degeneration, dry eyes, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and cataracts can impact your eyes.
Though a variety of different factors causes these conditions, nutrition seems to have an influence on all of them — at least in part. Here are 4 key vitamins and nutrients that help promote eye health.
Lutein and Zeaxanthin are two types of carotenoids, which are yellow to red pigments found widely in vegetables and other plants. In addition to being found in many green leafy plants and colorful fruits and vegetables, Lutein and Zeaxanthin are found in high concentrations in the macular of the human eye. Studies published in American Journal of Epidemiology, Ophthalmology and Archives of Ophthalmology found higher levels of lutein and zeaxanthin in the diet are associated with a lower incidence of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD). Very few multivitamins contain Lutein and Zeaxanthin. Supplements containing these important nutrients often formulate them in a 5-to-1 Lutein-to-Zeaxanthin ratio. If you’re currently taking a supplement that is specifically formulated for “vision support” please take a moment and compare the amount found in the formulation to Planet 3 Vitamin Packs. Each Planet 3 Vitamin Pack contains 25mg of Lutein and 5mg of Zeaxanthin.
Omega-3 fatty acids play an important role in eye health. The cell membranes of your retina contain a high concentration of DHA, a particular type of omega-3 Fatty Acids. Omega-3 fatty acids have anti-inflammatory properties and may help prevent diabetic retinopathy (DR) when included in your diet. According to several studies, Omega-3s may also aid those with dry eye disease. Food sources high in these healthy Omega-3 fatty acids include fish and other seafood. Nuts & flaxseed are also sources although in lower amounts when compared to fish. Each Planet 3 Vitamin pack contains a sustainable & wild sourced Omega-3 fish oil soft gel. It is also enteric coated which helps ensure better absorption in the lower intestine. The enteric coating and lemon flavoring also ensure that the capsule is odorless and not “fishy” tasting.
Vitamin A deficiency is rare in the US due to sufficient diet & nutrient intake. However, Vitamin A deficiency is the leading cause of preventable blindness in children with an estimated 250,000-500,000 children worldwide going blind every year. Planet 3 Vitamin Packs were formulated to contain a 750mcg of vitamin A which is 75% of the Recommended Daily Value.
Other vitamins often mentioned as helping support eye health include these 6 additional B vitamins: Vitamin B2 (riboflavine) , Vitamin B1 (thiamine) , Vitamins B3, B6, B9 and B12. Fortunately all 6 of these B vitamins plus Lutein, Zeaxanthin, Omega-3 Sustainable & Wild enteric coated Fish Oil and Vitamin A are all found in convenient Planet 3 Vitamin Packs. We make it easy for you to get vital nutrients everyday. Give them a try.
I stare at computer monitors all day long. Good to hear about these vitamins.
I know that between staring at computer screens all day and reading emails & surfing on my cell phone that I’m getting a ton of blue light bouncing into my eyeballs. This looks like a way to get what I’m looking for. Do you offer any discounts to new customers? – Carl
Hi Rachel1982 – Yes. I am familiar with the brand Preservision, it’s manufactured by Bausch & Lomb. I just checked the Supplement Facts Panel on the Preservision Chewables 60 count (it’s suggested to take 2 a day…so it’s a one-month supply). Here’s what those 2 chewable tablets get you: lutein 10mg , zeaxanthin 2mg, vitamin C 500mg, zinc 80mg and a few other supplements. Each Planet 3 Vitamin Packs contains: lutein 25mg, zeaxanthin 5mg. vitamin C 300mg, zinc 15mg, elderberry 250mg
The Preservision Chewable formula has a bunch of zinc…80mg in the two chewable tablets. I’m actually surprised it contains that much…that’s 772% of the RDA. Our vitamin pack contains 15mg of zinc. Which is 136% of the recommended daily allowance (RDA). It does contain more Vitamin C compared to the Planet 3 Vitamin Packs, but the powerful antioxidant elderberry is in the Planet 3 Vitamin Pack.
At the time of this writing the cost of the one-month supply of Preservision was $19.99.
While the Planet 3 Vitamin Packs are more expensive you’re also getting a multi-vitamin, a premium omega-3 fish oil, numerous B Vitamins including 75mg of B3 and 1000mcg of Vitamin B12, Biotin, Magnesium, Probiotics and 2000IU of Vitamin D.
I do believe Preservision to be a quality brand. It’s difficult to compare since the Planet 3 Vitamin Packs contain a total of 5 capsules and provide a much broader spectrum of vital nutrients.
Have you heard of Preservision? How do you compare? thanks.
I had heard of lutein but not the other zeaxanthin. My eye doctor recently suggested trying fish oil for dry eyes.