I'm a huge believer in taking nutrients for your eyes. I've seen firsthand what they can do. Back in my early 1990s, I wore glasses for nearsightedness. I could see things up close just fine. But objects at a distance were slightly blurred. I started taking nutrients, and before long, I didn't need the glasses anymore. I haven't worn glasses for over 20 years.
But nearsightedness isn't a serious eye disease. It's more of a "condition." So this begs the question: Can nutrients really help eye disease? According to scores of studies, the answer is a resounding yes. I've told you about many of the nutrients that can help. One of the best is lutein. Taking 10-20 mg or more each day can work wonders for macular degeneration and other eye diseases.
Most of the nutrients I've told you about work directly on the eye and help it fight off disease. In fact, if you look at the nutrients found in the eye, lutein is one of the most prominent (along with zeaxanthin). But I've recently discovered another approach to fighting eye disease that isn't getting much press. That's unfortunate because this approach could significantly improve the results you get with eye nutrients like those found in Advanced Vision Formula.
This approach really isn't that novel, but the treatment is. All you have to do is fight systemic inflammation and, in particular, inflammation around the eye.
Conventional medicine's way to fight inflammation is with over-the-counter pain medications like Advil, aspirin, or Tylenol. You probably already know what kind of trouble these can cause in your gut and your liver.
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So how can you fight inflammation in a way that helps fight eye disease? A recent study has the answer.
The researchers in this study started out by acknowledging the role inflammation plays in eye diseases like cataracts, age-related macular degeneration, and uveitis (inflammation in the eye that causes redness, blurred vision, pain, and other problems). Then they set out to determine if two known anti-inflammatory nutrients can help fight these eye diseases.
The two nutrients were turmeric and tocotrienols, which is a cousin of vitamin E. The researchers also used another form of vitamin E called tocopherol in their study. They found that the tocotrienols were far more effective in controlling eye disease and the inflammation that contributes to these diseases than the tocopherols were. What's more, the tocotrienols were able to inhibit the oxidative stress that can lead to eye disease.
But that's not all. They also found that turmeric was highly effective at lowering inflammation in and around the eye. The researchers said both turmeric and tocotrienols needed more research to determine just how effective they can be in fighting eye disease. But I don't see any reason to wait for more research. Reducing inflammation improves blood flow to the eye. This allows a better flow of nutrients and oxygen to the eye, all of which keeps the eyes healthy. So don't wait for more research. Make sure you're taking the right nutrients to fight eye disease.
Start with Advanced Vision Formula. But don't stop there. Fight inflammation with turmeric and tocotrienols. The products I recommend are Reduloxin, which contains Meriva (a form of turmeric that's 29 times better absorbed than normal turmeric), and Delta-Fraction Tocotrienols. Together, these products can go a long way toward saving your eyesight.
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Steve Kroening is the editor of Nutrient Insider, a twice-a-week email newsletter that brings you the latest healing breakthroughs from the world of nutrition and dietary supplements. For over 20 years, Steve has worked hand-in-hand with some of the nation's top doctors, including Drs. Robert Rowen, Frank Shallenberger, Nan Fuchs, William Campbell Douglass, and best-selling author James Balch. Steve is the author of the book Practical Guide to Home Remedies. As a health journalist, Steve's articles have appeared in countless magazines, blogs, and websites.