Learn which vitamins are better for your eyesight and how the vitamins work together to improve your overall health.
Eye vitamins and supplements
Taking eye vitamins can help our eyes stay healthy for a longer period of time. Vitamins for the eyes can also help prevent many diseases. Although we can obtain all the vitamins and minerals we need by eating certain foods, it is nearly impossible in the fast food controlled times to get a healthy meal with all the vitamins and minerals. That is where eye vitamins come in.
Eye sight vitamins can be bought without a prescription unless it is a high dosage for certain people who have AMD and require an extra dosage. Over the counter vitamins are usually not expensive and provide most or all of the vitamins and nutrients listed on our eye nutrition page. Normally dosages range from 1 to 4 pills a day but these will vary with the amounts of vitamins and minerals in each pill. It is also good to note that although these vitamins and minerals are good for us, a moderate amount is all we need because taking too much of them can be dangerous. The National Eye Institutes research on AREDs, a specific dosage of certain, vitamins and minerals daily, has been found preventive against AMD. To learn more visit the National Eye Institute website.
Choosing an eye vitamins brand
When choosing a brand of eye vitamins it is a good idea to compare vitamin and mineral composition compared to daily values and of course prices. Vitamins made for the eye should contain Vitamins A, C, E, B2 and minerals Zinc and Selenium. Of course eye vitamins now may contain the popular new Lutein. Lutein is an antioxidant whose true value is still being studied but is already gaining much attention. Lutein is concentrated mostly in the retina, lens and macula and thus it is assumed that having an efficient amount of Lutein will keep the eyes healthy. Also it is recommended that certain awareness is taken when taking specially formulated eye vitamins that follow the NEI formula for AREDs. This is especially critical for smokers where tests have linked beta-carotene and smokers to certain diseases. So if you are a smoker it is better to look for eye vitamins with no beta-carotene. We do not promote any eye vitamins but provide a list of a few of the most popular on our links page. It is a good idea to compare the eye vitamins to make sure they are going to give you the proper amount that you need.