How to improve your eye health naturally
Until the advent of artificial lighting, the sun was the major source of lighting and people spent their evenings in dim light (candles). Now in today’s world we are bathed in mostly artificial light and may be paying a heavy price for it.
At night, light throws the body's biological clock — the circadian rhythm — out of whack. Sleep suffers. Worse, research shows that it may contribute to the causation of cancer, diabetes, macular degeneration, heart disease and obesity.
Some people refer to your eyes as the window of the soul but, they are also an extension of your brain.
Metabolic problems in your brain can come from several things including, insulin resistance, traumatic brain injury, infection, heavy-metal poisoning or viral infection. One common symptom is light sensitivity and longer-term problems, like advanced macular degeneration, can happen because of metabolic problems or from excessive man-made blue light that can damage your eyes.
Natural blue light from the sun is important for your health, but excessive blue light from devices may be damaging to your eyes.
Experts point out that as little as two hours on a screen strains your eyes.
There’s been a worldwide increase in screen usage over the past few years. South Africa in particular has the recorded highest amount of time people spend on their screens - averaging ten hours per day.
Consider these health tips to protect your eyes against excessive exposure to blue light:
1. HOW NUTRITION MAY HELP
Lutein and zeaxanthin, of the 750 carotenoids found in nature, are the only ones found in your eyes. These macular carotenoids are suggested to protect your retina against light-induced damage by acting as antioxidant filters.
Your body cannot produce them, dietary intake is the only way to ensure optimal levels. With the surge in macular degeneration, experts are concerned that people aren't getting enough through their diet and supplementation may be necessary.
Lutemax 2020™ is a patented formula containing these eye carotenoids and a key ingredient in Natroceutics Omega 3 Fortified.
2. HOW LIFESTYLE INTERVENTIONS MAY HELP
These are suggested daily actions to optimise your eye health:
- Practise the 20/20/20 strategy. Take a pause every 20 minutes when working on a device. Focus your eyes on an object about 20 feet (6 meters) away. Keep them focused there for about 20 seconds before returning to the screen.
- Look into blue light filter applications.
- Invest in computer glasses.
- Be conscious of screen time, especially before bed.
- Dim screens and monitors whenever possible.
- Every morning get a few minutes of sunlight, without windows or lenses in front of you as studies show a small dose of ultraviolet helps prevent near-sightedness.
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It is produced from sustainable, wild caught Alaskan pollock. Each batch is tested for absolute purity and is free from heavy metals and contaminants with a market leading TOTOX score of no more than 5 at encapsulation.
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Their omega 3 fatty acids are in a superior triglyceride form as nature intended them to be. Delivering an impressive 400 mg of EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and 300 mg of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) in each 1000 mg capsule.
Their Fortified version has the addition of Lutemax 2020™ which is a researched and globally recognized lutein and zeaxanthin combination supported by scientific evidence. Over and above this, each capsule also contains vitamin K2 as K2Vital®. This produces the ultimate combination to enhance the cardiovascular, cognitive and eye health benefits of their omega 3.
Information supplied by: Natroceutics