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Benefits of Nutritional Supplements to Improve Eyesight Become Clear
July 15, 2021

Benefits of Nutritional Supplements to Improve Eyesight Become Clear

We’ve known for a long time that sun exposure negatively affects eye health, but the blue light emitted by our electronic devices also presents a modern threat that could be perpetuating vision loss. Our eyes can only filter out some of this harmful light via natural pigments in the macula of the retina.

As we live longer lives and our days are filled with “screen time”, it’s crucial to take a proactive approach to our eye health. Luckily, there’s mounting evidence that certain nutritional supplements could be the key to maintaining our vision as we age.

The Science of Eye Health

A clinical study published in the journal ARVO Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science has found that nutrients known as macular carotenoids, which increase pigment density in the macula of the eye, can help improve visual function in healthy adults.

The study concluded that “dietary fortification with the macular carotenoids can have meaningful effects on visual function”, and noted that daily consumption of macular carotenoids like lutein and zeaxanthin significantly improved visual contrast sensitivity in healthy adults with low macular pigments.

The findings add to the known benefits of macular carotenoids for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and cataracts, further strengthening the case for a nutrition-based approach to eye health.

The Role of Eye Supplements

So, the good news: macular carotenoids are beneficial not only for eye diseases like AMD, but also for general, daily eye health and vision improvement in healthy eyes. The bad news: our Western diets often lack ​the foods​ rich in these substances, making nutritional supplements an attractive option.

One proponent of such supplements is the CEO of Persavita, Dr. Mahmood Piraee, PhD, PharmD. His company’s natural eye health product, Saffron 2020, is approved by Health Canada to help maintain general eyesight, and to promote eye health in conditions such as cataracts and age related macular degeneration (AMD).

Saffron 2020 uniquely combines macular carotenoids and other nutrients with saffron, the “super spice” that’s clinically shown to improve vision in patients with dry form of AMD.

“I’m always pleased to see scientific research that further validates our Saffron 2020 formula,” says Dr. Piraee. “Every new study builds public awareness about the benefits of taking supplements daily to help maintain eye health, whether you have AMD, suffer from eye strain and fatigue, or simply want to improve visual performance for work, reading, or sports.”

Dr. Mahmood Piraee, the founder of Groupe Persavita Inc., is a Quebec-registered pharmacist as well as a molecular and cellular biologist (Dalhousie University, Halifax Canada). He shares his knowledge with us about an eye health/ macular degeneration supplement that contains saffron, a spice rich in antioxidants ....

Saffron Supports Healthy Vision

Leslie Degner, RN, BSN

Better Health for Better Vision

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