ARMD & Mitochondrial Damage in Retinal Cells

A 2010 study indicates that ARMD (age-related macular degeneration) could be tied to retinal mitochondria damage.

Source: www.iovs.org/cgi/content/abstract/iovs.10-5429v1

Editor’s Note: Mitochondria produce energy from nutrients in the blood stream and have the function of supplying power to to the cell functioning.

This study further underscores the importance of having a healthy diet, exercising and taking targeted supplements that nourish the retinal cells. Nutrients such as CoQ10 may help as well as it helps increase mitochondrial activity (energy production) in the cells. Supporting nutrients for CoQ10 include n-acetyl-carnitine and alpha lipoic acid.

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