Do you take your eyes for granted?
Unfortunately, many of us don’t think too much about our eyes until they start to fail us. But not Velva . . .
Velva’s eye doctor warned her her eyes would start to fail her as she got older.
But she decided there must be an alternative to giving in. She turned to good eye nutrition. And now she’s knitting, crocheting and embroidering – well into her 80’s!
Along with other healthy aspects to her routine, Velva says she thinks taking green chlorella made a difference. And research is bearing her out.
Chlorella’s Two Carotenoids Can Help Your Vision
In 2008, a study published in the American Journal of Ophthalmology showed that simply by eating nutritious greens like kale and collards once per month, women decreased their chance of having eye problems later in life by 69%.
Just once a month!
If just some greens once a month can make that kind of a difference, imagine what it can do for your eyes to have a supergreen food every day like chlorella.
See, like collards and greens, chlorella is packed with a rich supply of carotenoids – special plant pigments that feed your eyes and nerves.
These carotenoids include
- Lutein is so important to your health that doctors can assess how good your vision is simply by measuring the concentration of the pigment in your retina. Now a normal serving of chlorella won’t give you the full amount of lutein recommended in studies. But with 3 mg of this special pigment per 15 tablets, it gives you a good start.
- Beta-carotene, the natural precursor for vitamin A. Vitamin A became recognized as a vitamin – by definition, a nutrient essential for life – thanks to its essential role in eye health. When it comes to the natural form of Vitamin A, chlorella gives you a solid 18% of the RDA for this vitamin.
But just because chlorella has a good supply of the carotenoids your eyes need to work well, doesn’t mean your eye can use them. Here’s why . . .
- First, carotenoids compete for absorption. When you have too much of beta-carotene, for example, your body won’t take in as much lutein. However, chlorella’s carotenoids are perfectly balanced as in nature so your body will absorb them all in optimum amounts.
- Secondly, with chlorella you know you’re getting the real deal. Lutein’s molecular structure can vary depending on its source and if it’s synthesized or natural. Chlorella’s form of lutein is the same natural form used in studies on eye health.
But that’s not all chlorella offers your eyes . . .
Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Keep Your Eyes Sharp
According to research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, your body doesn’t do much with lutein unless you take it with some healthy fats. When you take chlorella, along with lutein, you get healthy omega-3 and omega-6 fats so your body can absorb all of lutein’s eye-saving nutrition.
Omega-3 fatty acids may play a central role in eye health. While it’s found throughout your body, the highest concentrations are in your retina, according to the American Optometric Association. Because of this, eye health experts are eager to see how much of a difference it could make in eye health. In 2013, the National Eye Institute initiated a clinical trial combining omega-3 fatty acids with eye health carotenoids. Preliminary studies suggest the results may be promising.
Bear in mind, chlorella will not give you enough omega-3 fatty acids to meet eye health recommendations. One serving of chlorella has only 52 mg. The National Eye Institute trial is using doses of 1000 mg, which is on the low end for therapeutic recommendations.
In addition to using nutrition, you can do a couple other things to help with eye health . . .
Find out about 2 other eye health tactics here.
 Essential Fatty Acids Omega-3: DHA And EPA. American Optometric Association. Viewed 2/22/15 at http://www.aoa.org/patients-and-public/caring-for-your-vision/essential-fatty-acids?sso=y.
 AREDS2 Study Group. Lutein + Zeaxanthin and Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Age-Related Macular Degeneration: The Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 (AREDS2) Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. 2013;309(19):2005-2015
About Michael E. Rosenbaum, MD
Dr. Rosenbaum is a 30-year veteran and widely recognized pioneer in the field of nutritional medicine, alternative healthcare and medical acupuncture. As one of America’s most respected experts in natural health and healing, Dr. Rosenbaum has been a frequent lecturer to professional medical groups and has participated in numerous television and radio talk shows. He is also an esteemed member of the Sun Chlorella Advisory Board, which helps guide the medical innovation behind Sun Chlorella products.
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