As the link between your eyes and brain, maintaining optic nerve health is essential in protecting your eyesight, warding off optic concerns and boosting your overall eye health.
One of the most important things we can do to guarantee the health of our optic nerve is to ensure we’re consuming the right nutrients to protect our eyes. Certain vitamins and minerals are essential in maintaining the cells and nerve fibers that comprise our optic nerve.
We’ve put together the ten most essential nutrients for the health of our optic nerve, all found in Viteyes® Optic Nerve Support supplement recommended by physicians.
1. Vitamin C
As a powerful antioxidant, vitamin C is thought to protect the optic nerve from oxidative damage caused by free radicals. Studies have shown that this neuroprotective vitamin is essential to allow the optic nerve to function properly and reduces the degeneration of optic nerve cells.
2. Bilberry Extract
Bilberry Extract contains anthocyanins, which are both an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. These properties help protect the optic nerve against oxidative damage while contributing to healthy circulation that allows essential blood and nutrients to reach the optic nerve.
3. Coenzyme Q
Coenzyme Q is an antioxidant that our bodies produce naturally, however, as we get older, our internal production of this essential enzyme decreases. Our cells use CoQ10 for growth and maintenance and it’s a vital component in reducing oxidative damage to the optic nerve.
4. Vitamin E
Vitamin E is a neuroprotective antioxidant that protects our optic nerve from damage caused by harmful free radicals and oxidative stress. As such, ensuring we get enough vitamin E is important to keeping our optic nerve healthy and reducing our likelihood of acquiring optic concerns.
5. Grape Seed Extract
Another powerful antioxidant, studies have shown that grape seed extract has a neuroprotective effect that extends especially to our optic nerve, in addition to being beneficial for general circulation, reducing inflammation as well as promoting wound healing.
6 & 7. Folate (folic acid) and Vitamin B12
Though it’s not totally clear why folate and vitamin B12 are so important for the health of the optic nerve, studies have shown that deficiencies in these essential nutrients can lead to serious eye problems such as optic neuropathy and can even result in blindness. Folate, also known as vitamin B-9, is important in red blood cell formation and for healthy cell growth and function.
Magnesium is paramount in improving blood flow to the optic nerve, with studies showing how the mineral enhanced ocular circulation. This effect helps to both ward off and slow the progress of glaucoma – a disease characterized by damage to the optic nerve.
Calcium is essential in the proper functioning of all our nerve cells. This is especially important to our optic nerve, as communication between nerve cells in this area facilitates the nervous communication that allows us to see.
Quercetin is essential for maintaining the health of our blood vessels. This plant-derived compound facilitates a steady supply of blood and nutrients to the optic nerve – this is important as fluctuations in blood supply and pressure can damage the optic nerve.
It may be difficult to make sure you’re getting all of these nutrients in your daily diet.
However, these 10 nutrients are all found in a daily dose of Viteyes® Optic Nerve Support supplement to help maintain your optic nerve health long-term.