The essential nutrients you need for 20/20 vision
Our eye sight is something to be treasured. It’s how we see the world and capture beautiful, unforgettable moments. However, as we age, many of us begin to see a decline in our visual acuity. However, there are many things we can do to maintain healthy vision as we age. In order for us to keep our eyesight healthy and continue to capture memories, we have to consume nutrients that support healthy vision.
We need a diet rich in fruits and vegetables
One of the biggest problems we currently face is that most individuals do not consume a diet rich in nutrients (colorful fruits and vegetables) needed to support healthy eye sight. In order to support healthy vision and prevent any deficiencies, supplementing your diet with carotenoids and eye-supporting nutrients is vital. Much research has been done over the years on what nutrients are essential for supporting healthy vision. Antioxidant-rich nutrients such as Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Zinc, Selenium and Bilberry Extract are known for the benefits they provide to ocular health. Additionally, antioxidant carotenoids are vital for numerous functions in eye health.
Supplement with Carotenoids
A previous study conducted by researchers in Ireland, looked at what long-term supplementation with carotenoids did to those who already had normal (20/20) vision. Specifically, the study consisted of supplementing participants with 3 carotenoids that make up the macular pigment (the region of greatest visual acuity) in the retina. It followed 105 subjects, male and female, with an average age of about 48 who had normal vision but lower than normal macular pigment. For a year, half took a placebo while the other half took a capsule containing 10mg of lutein, 10mg of meso-zeaxanthin and 2 mg of zeaxanthin. The results showed significant improvement in overall macular pigment and visual performance; where all subjects not only improved visual acuity, but also improved performance against different lighting conditions, and how well subjects are able to distinguish edges of objects. The results would signify improving the quality of life for the average person.
But what about the other 12 million Americans adults over the age of 40 who have a vision impairment?  Fortunately, Youngevity’s OCUTIV™ includes nutrients that go beyond supporting healthy vision. This highly-advanced ocular supplement not only contains the nutrients discussed in the recent research conducted, but also contains the nutrients known to support healthy vision and promote ocular wellness. Whether you’re looking to improve your eye health or maintain healthy vision as you age, OCUTIV™ provides the nutritional support you need for 20/20 vision and beyond!
Remember healthy eye sight is essential in a long, healthy life! Prevention is the key!