Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. Participating subjects who ate one avocado a day for six months had significant increases in lutein levels, improved Short-Term Visual Memory and Sustained Attention scores as well as improved MPD, an indicator of improved cognitive function. (more…)
Written by Angeline A. De Leon, Staff Writer. Of the 38 patients with open angle glaucoma, those who supplemented with 50 mg of black current anthocyanins for 24 months had significantly less MD deterioration at the end of 24 months as well as a significant increase in blood circulation to the retina at the end of 18 months compared to placebo. (more…)
Written by Angeline A. De Leon, Staff Writer. In all four senile groups, the serum AGEs were significantly (Pb.001) lower in young control subjects thus corroborating the hypothesis that the advanced glycation process might have a role in cataract formation, which in diabetic patients is far more prevalent compared to nondiabetic cataract patients. (more…)
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. Participating subjects who supplemented with lutein and zeaxanthin had significantly increased Macular Pigment Optical Density and Temporal Contrast Sensitivity Function which translated into increased temporal processing speed.
Written by James C. Morton Jr., Staff Writer. Premenopausal women with vitamin D deficiency revealed dry eye association p<0.001 compared to controlled group. (more…)
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. Those who supplemented with 400 mg./day of fermented bilberry extract experienced a 14.5% significant improvement in night vision compared to controls.
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. In this study of 332 subjects with glaucoma, those who supplemented with bilberry for 2 years had a significant 31.25 % improvement in vision compared to an 18% improvement in the gingko biloba group and a 6.5% improvement in the control group. (more…)
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. Study suggests that lutein and zeaxanthin may improve eye function in those in the early stages of age-related macular degeneration. (more…)
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. In a double-blind placebo controlled study, 65% of patients with dry eye syndrome were symptom free after supplementation with 1000mg Omega-3 fatty acids. (more…)
Written by Jessica Patella, ND. 70% of subjects, who had Dry Eye Syndrome and supplemented with fish oil, were symptom free after 3 months compared to 14.9% in the placebo group. (more…)
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. Research shows those with the highest manganese blood levels had a 56% reduced risk of glaucoma compared to those with the lowest 20% of manganese blood levels. (more…)
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. The combination of acetyl-l-carnitine, CoQ10, and omega-3 fatty acids on patients with age-related macular degeneration improved vision by 37% and visual sharpness by 9%. (more…)
Written by Jessica Patella, ND. A combination of omega-3 and omega-6 oil improved symptoms of dry eye, smoothness of the cornea and decreased eye discomfort. (more…)
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. 13 studies of 18,999 participants found that the following supplements decreased age-related cataracts by the following percentages: Vitamin E by 25%; alpha carotene by 28%; lutein by 25%; zeaxanthin by 30%; vitamin A by 31% and Vitamin C by 33%. (more…)
Written by Jessica Patella, ND. A study of 172 elderly participants who consumed the antioxidants: lutein, zeaxanthin, fish oil, vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc and copper for 1 year, showed their age-related macular degeneration vision was improved by 20%. (more…)