• Antioxidants, Eye Disease and Oxidative Stress

    The links between antioxidants and vision health are strong. Antioxidants are the antidote to oxidization. Normal metabolism creates free radicals. These are atoms that lack an electron. Free radicals roam about the body, scavenging electrons and stealing electrons from healthy cells.  This results in permanent damage to these afflicted cells which ultimately can result in disease. Significant … Continue reading “Antioxidants, Eye Disease and Oxidative Stress”

  • Macular Degeneration Stabilized by Acetyl-L-carnitine, Omega-3 fatty acids, and Coenzyme Q10

    Patients with early Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) improved when taking a combination of nutrients. The nutrients were acetyl-L-carnitine, omega-3 fatty acids, and coenzyme Q10.1 The double-blind trial was controlled with a soy oil placebo. The study included over 100 patients with AMD. They were assigned to take two capsules per day for 12 months of either … Continue reading “Macular Degeneration Stabilized by Acetyl-L-carnitine, Omega-3 fatty acids, and Coenzyme Q10”

  • Can Oxidative Damage Cause Macular Degeneration and Cataracts?

    Antioxidants have been studied as a way of preventing eye diseases such as macular degeneration and cataracts. Oxidative damage (free radical damage) may be a contributing cause of these diseases. People concerned about developing these problems may consider taking both dietary and supplemental antioxidants, such as fruits, vegetables, and supplements like lutein, zeaxanthin, glutathione,