The Best Vitamins for your Eyes

Dr. Debra Stone

So, in this article I wanted to touch on the eye and very important vitamins for the eye and not just vitamins but a minerals and phytonutrients as well.

These supplements can not only provide the best over all eye health, but can also remove eye floaters, prevent itching of the eyes, and other common eye related challenges.

The first thing you need to understand is that a lot of these problems with the eye whether it’s macular degeneration or retinopathy or cataracts or glaucoma, they usually stem or get triggered from oxidation.

High levels of oxidation usually from too much blood sugar. That’s why diabetics have so many problems with their eyes. Their eyes suffer because of  high levels of insulin & other things in the diet can affect the eye, but the big challenge is the sugar.

Okay, so I’ve written many articles on various eye care topics. Higher sugar levels will deplete all of us of certain nutrients, not just diabetics.

We all need to pay close attention antioxidants. So, if you have enough of these nutrients in your body, it will reduce the complications from diabetes or high sugar or whatever eye itching, eye floaters, or other eye health challenges you may be having.

 Antioxidant vitamins they basically have protective properties for our eyes, and our bodies in general.   Studies have shown the most important is Vitamin A, without Vitamin A, you’re prone to have a lot of eye problems. Vitamin A helps you see in the dark and it can reduce night blindness and basically prevent it.

Patience that tell me they can’t see when they’re driving at night, I immediately get them on the Carlson Vitamin A Supplement.

Over the years I have been shocked at the number of people who have indicated they have a problem seeing and driving at night.  I have been pleasantly pleased how many report the problem is eliminated after being on this Vitamin A Supplement for a couple of months.

Without Vitamin A your tear ducts and your mucous membranes around the eye will dry right up so you get dry eye.

For those that need immediate relief I recommend. Klair Labs Vitamin A drops.

There’s so many people carrying around this little solution to help lubricate the eye when they need Vitamin A and also make note that you might need more bile salts if there’s a gallbladder problem or a liver problem because you need that to help you absorb Vitamin A. Without Vitamin A, you tend to get cataracts and macular degeneration, the macula is the back part of the eye.

Another very important eye nutrient is Vitamin B1, which gets depleted when you’re diabetic, when you eat high carbohydrate diets, when you eat refined foods and also if you’re taking metformin, by the way that will depleteVitamin B1.

Without Vitamin B1, your risk of getting cataracts go way up and also your risk for getting retinopathy problems with the retina because Vitamin B1 is involved in keeping the outer coating of your nerves intact, that Myelin Sheath. So, if you have any type of peripheral neuropathy problems because you’re diabetic you want to take Vitamin B1, but you want to take it in a fat-soluble form as in Benfotiamine.

Benfotiamine is also good to penetrate the fat layers of the eye and even the brain so it’s really good for something like this if you catch it in time.

Vitamin B3 is good for a glaucoma and all the B vitamins that I’m going to talk about, you can take nutritional yeast to get your B vitamins, it’s a good source but glaucoma is high pressure in the eye.

Finally we have Zinc, Zinc is a very powerful antioxidant, it’s a trace mineral over two billion people on this planet are deficient in.

Zinc, it’s a very common deficiency, also in agriculture as well so it’s one of the most common, but Zinc allows Vitamin A to work.

Vitamin A cannot do its job without Zinc Vitamin A has a hard time creating its functions. Another point is that your eye is loaded with Zinc.  Because Zinc acts as a cofactor or a helper in all these different enzymes over a thousand different enzymes dealing with proteins. Without Zinc you get an increased risk of getting a cataract and macular degeneration. Zinc will help your other eye vitamins and nutrients work better.

I must also mention carotenoids which is not a vitamin, it’s a final nutrient it’s an additional thing in plants and other foods that gives you health benefits like Lutein and Zeaxanthin. You may have heard about eating tomatoes for example, is high in Lutein or kale  or any type of leafy greens, because these carotenoids actually help prevent macular degeneration and a lot of other things.

What about Vitamin D Vitamin E and other Vitamins for eye Health?

I know some of you may be thinking what about Vitamin D? Actually vitamin D can help reduce the risk for cataracts, it’s a fat-soluble vitamin and Vitamin A is as well. Vitamin E is also involved, but I didn’t want to mention these because there’s not a tremendous amount of research on the eyes & Vitamin E and D.

Maybe a little bit here and there but Vitamin E is a very powerful antioxidant, also so is Vitamin C from food, very important. But again, I didn’t want to share a lot I normally don’t suggest them to our patients.  To this point I haven’t found  a lot of research on them, but as many of you know, I believe in vitamins. 

I personally take a formula that has been designed specifically for me, based upon the DNA test I did at home and submitted to a laboratory through Uforia Science.

So to kind of recap this article.  For maximum eye care I believe Vitamin A and Zinc are required supplements.

Vitamin B2 deficiencies can increase your risk of cataracts and macular degeneration as well, and Vitamin B2 is an antioxidant for the nervous system as well.

I published another article on antioxidants related to Parkinson’s, and got amazing feedback.  All right guys there’s a summary, make sure you’re getting these nutrients from the food that you’re eating and to make sure do what most of us do and intelligently supplement your diet.