Taking supplements regularly protects your vision by supplying the levels of antioxidant vitamins, minerals and carotenoids you need that the foods you eat just canít provide.
But if you donít take the minimum supplement amounts that scientific research recommends, you wonít be getting the full protection that they can provide. Youíll be wasting your money as well!
Get into the habit of taking your supplements regularly, every day. Use a supplement case that you can pre-load with a weekís worth of capsules.
If you have a watch with multiple alarms, set one to remind you to take your supplements. If you have a personal digital assistant (PDA), for example, a Palm or a Cliť, create a daily reminder and alarm that will alert you to take your supplements regularly.
Although itís important to take the minimum amounts required for good eye health, you need to ensure that you donít overdo it as well.
Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin, and as such, it can be stored in your fat tissues and create toxicity problems for your liver. If you take Vitamin A instead of beta-carotene (the preferred supplement), ensure that you donít take too much.
Vitamin C is water-soluble, and any that your body doesnít use will be removed in your urine. However, if you take too much, you are literally flushing your money down the drain.
Products for Eye Health
page gives you information about the various nutritional supplements available to help you protect your eyesight.