Tired and Strained Eyes – Is Astaxanthin the Answer?

Vitamin HealthBlue Light, Digital Eye Strain, Research

Eyestrain and tired eyes are conditions that result from overuse. Eyestrain can be caused by too much screen time or driving long distances. In some cases, like a long road trip, your eyes should be able to recover once they get some rest. However, with chronic overuse, such as too much screen time, long-distance driving, straining to see in the dark, your eyes may be suffering digital eye strain causing headaches, blurred vision, increased sensitivity to light, difficulty concentrating, fatigue, and burning or itching eyes.

At Viteyes, we are dedicated to maintaining eye health and creating supplements that support optimal eye nutrition. Our Viteyes Blue Light Defender™ Plus is an eye vitamin formulated with astaxanthin to help relieve eye strain. Join us in today’s post as we discuss astaxanthin and how it helps support optimal eye health.

What is Astaxanthin?

Astaxanthin, made by algae, is the most potent antioxidant in nature. Animals that feed on it include salmon, red trout, crustaceans, and flamingos; these animals tend to reflect the reddish-orange color of astaxanthin. For humans, it can be consumed in foods, particularly salmon, but the optimal amount is difficult to get in normal meals for the average person. You would need to consume eight servings of king salmon every day to get 4 mg of astaxanthin! Another option is to simply take a vitamin that contains astaxanthin to get the recommended 4mg daily.

What Are the Health Benefits of Astaxanthin?

Astaxanthin has been highly studied, as it has been well known for years that there are some health benefits. The most researched astaxanthin in the world is called, Astareal® astaxanthin. Recently, research has proven that its benefits have been significantly understated. Antioxidants, such as astaxanthin, work to repair damage caused to cells by unstable molecules and other free radicals in the body. Oxidants cause swelling and inflammation in the body that can lead to a wide variety of chronic conditions including deteriorating vision.

Perhaps one of the most relevant benefits astaxanthin provides to modern culture is promoting dynamic focus (changing from looking faraway to close) by helping eye muscles perform better and recover faster from eye strain and fatigue. . Not only does astaxanthin help reduce digital eye strain, but it helps to reduce inflammation and supports vascular health. 

Astareal® Astaxanthin in Viteyes® Eye Supplements

At Viteyes®, we are well aware of the of benefits astaxanthin has on eye health as well as overall health. Astareal® Astaxanthin  is found in our Blue Light Defender™ Plus eye vitamins. If you are interested in discovering the benefits of astaxanthin without consuming salmon at every meal, give our eye vitamins a try. Visit us online to learn more, and place your order today.