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Vitamin D3 Found to Rejuvenate Aging Eyes

Vitamin D3 Found to Rejuvenate Aging Eyes

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  • After receiving a vitamin D3 supplement for just 6 weeks, mice had improved vision and reductions in retinal inflammation and levels of amyloid beta accumulation, which is a hallmark of aging
  • The findings suggest vitamin D3 may help prevent age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which is the most common cause of blindness in the elderly
  • Given that vitamin D affects the accumulation of amyloid beta in the eyes, there is reason to believe it may do so in your brain and other areas, potentially impacting diseases like Alzheimer’s and heart disease
  • Safe sun exposure is the best way to optimize your vitamin D levels, but a safe tanning bed, or a vitamin D3 supplement, can also be used
  • Other important nutrients for eye health include astaxanthin, lutein, zeaxanthin, bilberry, black currant and omega-3 fats

By Dr. Mercola

It's becoming common knowledge that vitamin D is important for far more than bone health.

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