The vascular system is extremely important for eye and overall health. Vascular health is a delicate system, there are several health issues that can impact how it functions throughout the body. Some areas that can be affected include:
- The heart
- The brain
- The eyes
- The blood vessels
Eating a diet low in sugars and refined carbohydrates while increasing the amounts of brightly colored fruits and vegetables and leafy greens is an excellent start, but how often do patients make and stick with this lifestyle change? Additionally, getting all the nutrients patients’ eyes need can be difficult through diet alone.
Diabetes Visual Function Supplement Study (DiVFuSS) (Chous, Richer, Kowluru, Gerson, et. al. – British Journal of Ophthalmology, 2015)
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This critical antioxidant is chosen by the retina to protect central vision. Additionally, zeaxanthin is accumulated in the fovea (center of the retina) 2 times more than lutein. While the eye itself chooses to include more zeaxanthin in its own protection, most eye vitamins choose to match the ratio found in the diet, which is 5 to 1 lutein to zeaxanthin. EyePromise recognizes the importance and scarcity of zeaxanthin and, therefore, chooses to include 4x more than other products.
While zeaxanthin is extremely important, lutein is no scrub. This antioxidant plays an important role in protecting vision from dangerous blue light, and it's been found to help support many other parts of the body.