I want to share with you some excellent information on improving your night vision. This includes glare-related difficulties you may have as well as photostress recovery. Not surprisingly, these conditions are usually either due to an associated eye disease or the “aging” process. Fortunately, two studies in 2016 show that supporting the body with macular carotenoids helps prevent degeneration in the retinal cells.
How Nutrition Helps
Macular carotenoids (also known as pigments), like lutein, zeaxanthin, and meso-zeaxanthin are known for their protection of the retina. The studies show that carotenoids can improve how our eyes respond to the exposure of bright light against a dark background. This includes glare conditions and photostress recovery. Photostress recovery is the time it takes for our eyes to adjust from being outside and then walking into a dark area. Going into a movie theater or dark restaurant are common examples that we’re all familiar with. These studies also included the omega-3 fatty acid DHA.
Recently, researchers have shown that a flavonoid called cyanidin-3-glucoside (C3G) is beneficial for improving night vision as well. You can find this flavanoid in blueberries, cranberries, blackberries, and raspberries as well as black grapes and cherries. It stimulates the regeneration of rhodopsin — a light-sensitive protein found in the rod cells of the retina. This flavonoid stimulates the regeneration of rhodopsin which regenerates at a slower level as we age.
For more information on these studies relating to improving night vision, please refer to the article, “Improve Night Vision” by Susan Pickens, Life Extension Magazine, July, 2017.
Without a doubt, the Micro Acupuncture treatments I have performed on my patients have helped many people improve their night vision, glare sensitivity and photostress recovery. However, it is great to be able to add these supplements as well. Please call me, Gail Brent LAc, with any questions you may have at 619.276.3661 or write to me here.Learn about the Vision Improvement Program
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