Supplements For The Eyes
There are 6 common supplements that are often mentioned when discussing vision support. Those 6 supplements are lutein, zeaxanthin, omega-3 fish oil, anti-oxidants like vitamin c & elderberry and zinc.
Lutein and Zeaxanthin are carotenoids. Several studies show that lutein and zeaxanthin reduce the risk of chronic eye diseases.* Dark green leafy vegetables are the primary source of lutein and zeaxanthin, as well as other colorful fruits and vegetables like broccoli, corn and peas.
Salmon, tuna and other cold-water fish are the best sources of omega-3 fatty acids and can help reduce inflammation, enhance tear production and support the eye’s oily outer layer. Research also indicates that Omega-3 Fish Oil supplementation has also been shown to help with dry eyes.
Vitamin C and elderberry are both antioxidants. Both supplements may slow losses in visual acuity.* Foods such as oranges, grapefruit, strawberries, elderberries are good sources.
Some studies suggest poor night vision and cloudy cataracts have been associated with zinc deficiencies.* Red meat, oysters, nuts and pumpkin seeds are food sources often high in zinc.
Every Planet 3 Vitamin Pack contains each of the supplements mentioned. Each pack has Lutein (25mg) , Zeaxanthin (5mg) , Omega-3 Fish Oil, Vitamin C (300mg) , Elderberry (250mg) and Zinc (15mg).
There are additional supplements found in the Planet 3 Vitamin Packs like vitamin D, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B12, Magnesium, Biotin, Probiotics and more.
This article was written to highlight both the foods and supplements most often mentioned when researching nutrition for eye health or eye vitamins. Food is always the best option for getting your nutrients, but many of us don't get enough of the important nutrients we need from food sources alone. Our Planet 3 Vitamin Packs are designed to fill the gaps in your nutrition.