The eye has a delicate vascular system. Eye circulation brings oxygen and nutrients to the eyes. It also removes waste products. The “choroid” is the part of the eye that circulates blood. Fats and blood clots that damage the arteries can also clog the arteries and veins in the eyes. This condition is common as people age. Poor circulation is associated with many eye diseases:
- Retinal vein occlusion is a sudden blockage that can cause serious, permanent eye damage.
- Age-Related Macular Degeneration patients have thinner choroids (thinning of the retina) – often due to lack of essential nutrients reaching the retina.
- If the choroid does not have enough oxygen, new blood vessels can form. These blood vessels unfortunately are of poor quality and often leak blood and fluids in the retina, which can result in severe vision loss (“wet” macular degeneration or choroidal neovascularization) if not treated (common treatment is an injection of either Lucentis, Avastin or EyLea to dry up the blood vessels and reduce related inflammation).
Additionally, diabetes can lead to an eye disease called Diabetic Retinopathy. Poor blood sugar control can damage the blood/ocular barrier in the retina. Photoreceptor cells in the retina start to die, causing vision loss.
How to Protect the Eye’s Vascular System Naturally
Protecting eye circulation and the retinal pigment layer is paramount. Therefore, Natural Eye Care has developed two packages of targeted nutrients to address the vascular system of the eye. Our Vascular Support Package 1 contains:
Dr. Grossman’s Advanced Eye & Vision Support Formula includes specific antioxidants for vision health. This wild-crafted, vegetarian formula has lutein, zeaxanthin, bilberry, chlorella, carrot root, broccoli, prickly pear, turmeric, spinach leaf, and tomato.
Krill Oil provides essential fatty acids and astaxanthin. Astaxanthin is an antioxidant that can directly reach the inside of the eyes. Low on the food chain, krill oil is important for vision health.
Viteyes Optic Nerve Support Formula supplies therapeutic doses of flavanoids, vitamins, herbs, amino acids, and other nutrients that support healthy vision. This formulation is aimed specifically at supporting optic nerve health and retina.
Your body produces Vitamin D on exposure to sunlight. However, deficiency is common now that we use sunscreen and spend less time outdoors. Vitamin D improves calcium absorption, promotes cell and bone growth, and reduces inflammation. Deficiency is linked to dry eye, higher risk of developing Macular Degeneration, and a higher risk of cardiovascular disease.
Red wine is prized for an antioxidant called ” trans-resveratrol.” Resveratrol Ultra High Potency 60 gels have as much trans-resveratrol as 600 glasses of red wine. This formulation supports blood vessel strength. It fights damage from free radicals throughout the body, including the eyes. Ingredients include giant knotweed root and rhizome extract. The capsules also contain French whole wine grape extract, which includes 175 mg Resveratrol as 100% trans-resveratrol and 75mg Sophora japonica flower bud extract standardized to contain 74% rutin (quercetin rutinoside).
Our 3-month supply of these crucial nutrients is available at the Natural Eye Care Store at a discount. See quantities and ordering information on Vascular Support Package I.
The Vascular Support Package 2 is the same as Package 1 with the addition of Dr. Grossman’s Blood Vessel Support Formula. This wild-crafted formula contains Chinese herbs, green tea, turmeric, and other herbs. An NIH study showed that specific herbs help prevent the growth of unwanted blood vessels.[x. Journal ListCurr Oncolv.13(1); 2006 FebPMC1891166]
The recommendations are not meant to replace the recommendations of your eye doctor.