This antioxidant lowers your risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in just 10 days

This Nutrient Can Save Your Failing Eyesight

In All Health Watch, Anti-Aging, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article by INH Research17 Comments

There are some parts about getting older that are downright terrifying. And going blind is certainly near the top of the list.

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in people age 50 and over.1 And it affects more than 60 million people around the globe.

Most often, the problems begin in the macula. It’s the part of the retina that controls central vision. This allows you to clearly focus in front of you and see fine details, like faces. Taking care to protect and support your retinal health is the single best way to prevent problems in the macula.

You can cut your risk of developing AMD and other vision problems with a sight-saving antioxidant. It’s special in that it can cross the blood-brain barrier. This allows it to reach the retina.

This nutrient is 65 times more powerful than vitamin C at fighting damaging free radicals and oxidative stress. And 54 times more potent than beta-carotene.2

This compound lowers your risk of AMD in just 10 days.

Astaxanthin (pronounced asta-zan-thin) is the natural carotenoid that gives salmon their vibrant color. Not only does it get to where you need it most, astaxanthin improves blood circulation to the eyes. This is critical if you want to keep your eyesight crystal clear.

And just a little bit goes a long way.

Supplementing with 6 mg a day for just 10 days can shorten the time it takes for blood to circulate through the eyes by 12%.3 This helps get nutrients to your eyes. It also means astaxanthin quickly flushes out free radicals that can damage retina health.

The best sources of astaxanthin are wild-caught salmon and krill oil. One, six-ounce serving of wild-caught salmon has about 4 mg. But if you don’t feel like eating salmon every day, you can find it as a supplement in most health food stores and online.

Nobody wants the faces of friends and family to fade. Adding 6 to 8 mg of astaxanthin to your daily routine can prevent AMD and keep your vision clear as you age.

In Good Health,

Angela Salerno
Publisher, INH Health Watch

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References:
1http://usnutra.com/images/ZanthinVitaFoodsNew.pdf
2http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/07/12/astaxanthin-the-antiinflammatory-nutrient.aspx
3http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2533721/

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