ASTAXANTHIN—POWERFUL PROTECTION AGAINST TWO LEADING FORMS OF BLINDNESS
It has been scientifically found that astaxanthin is the ultimate carotenoid for eye health as well as the ultimate preventive measure of blindness. Still, the benefits of lutein and zeaxanthin cannot be neglected.
Astaxanthin is more potent than both lutein and zeaxanthin and it works as preventive measure against the following eye-related issues:
- Retinal arterial occlusion
- Venous occlusion
- Cystoid macular edema
- Inflammatory eye diseases (i.e., retinitis, iritis, keratitis, and scleritis)
- Age-related macular degeneration(ARMD)
- Diabetic retinopathy
This list encompasses the three leading causes of blindness: macular degeneration, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy, which makes this antioxidant of utmost importance.
Besides the healthy omega- 3 fats and krill oil mentioned above, there are many other sources of astaxanthin, such as supplements which are specifically designed to support optimal eye health.
If you decide to give astaxanthin a try, it is recommended to start with 2-4 mg on a daily basis. Make sure you check the label of every krill oil supplement as not all types have the same concentration of astaxanthin.
When compared to our ancestors, we are exposed to higher levels of oxidation. Today`s environment is heavily contaminated and the depletion of the ozone layer causes stronger sunlight, directly exposing the eyes to more free radicals.
Moreover, the pollution, contaminants in the food and water, high stress levels, and pharmaceutical drugs also negatively affect the body`s organs, including the eyes.