Vitamin A, as natural beta-carotene, vitamin E, and vitamin C are the three most important vitamin nutrients and antioxidants to support eye health. Vitamin A supports rods and cones, photoreceptor cells in the retina that allow you to see vivid colors and enable you to see in dim light. Pollution, poor diet, and too much sun can all produce free radicals, unstable compounds that damage cells, including the lenses of your eyes, and this is why vitamins C and E are so important.
The minerals Zinc, Copper, and Selenium support healthy antioxidant status and healthy eye tissue integrity. Zinc is highly concentrated in the eyes, mostly in the retina and choroid, the vascular tissue layer lying under the retina. It's an essential trace mineral. It plays a vital role in bringing vitamin A from the liver to the retina to produce melanin, a protective pigment in the eyes.
The amino acids N-Acetyl L-Cysteine (NAC) and Taurine are powerful antioxidants and support both eye health and structure.
These three phytonutrients are also potent antioxidants. Quercetin, Grapeseed, and Ginkgo support healthy eye antioxidant status, as well as healthy ocular circulation and tissue support.
Lutein and Zeaxanthin are powerful antioxidants from the carotenoid family. They are both highly concentrated in the macula, which is responsible for central vision and high-resolution visual acuity. These nutrients act as a shield or filter that helps absorb harmful UVB light and dangerous free-radical molecules, both of which threaten the retinal tissue.
L-Glutathione is a powerful free-radical scavenger and antioxidant that strongly supports eye health. It is the body’s most powerful, master antioxidant and is essential for normal detoxification processes.