Vitamin D (the sunshine vitamin) is often thought of as the one that helps your bones. However, research show that this vitamin is a lot more than just a bone vitamin, providing protection for cancers, infections, heart disease, even multiple sclerosis. Another important function of vitamin D is emerging – aging in the eye.
The research suggests that vitamin D3 may help prevent age-related macular degeneration. Their conclusions suggest that vitamin D3 supplementation may be a good idea for those at risk of macular degeneration.
Dr. Mercola published an article that discusses this new research and also provides other nutrients that are important for good eye health. These nutrients include lutein and zeaxanthin, astaxanthin, anthocyanins and animal based omega-3 fatty acids (note: plant based and animal based omega-3 are not the same thing and cannot be interchanged. For a good source of animal based omega-3, look into krill oil).
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