When we think of vitamins in our regular diet quite often Vitamin C or D, even Vitamin E come to mind. Riboflavin & Niacin also known as Vitamin B2 & B3, are other vitamins you should have in adequate supply for eye health.
Riboflavin and Niacin provides our bodies with lots of needed anti-oxidants, which are especially, important for the eyes. Anti-oxidants help to fight free radicals with may reduce and prevent damage to the eye. It is believed the Riboflavin (B2) and Niacin (B3) may help prevent or delay development of cataracts. Research is showing that anti-oxidants can lower your risk for getting cataracts before age 70 by over 40%.
You may have heard that Lutein & Zeaxanthin are anti-oxidants that also are essential for the eyes, they are found directly in the eyes natural lens.
There are several foods that contain Riboflavin (B2) and Niacin (B3), which are essential to the eyes, below are a few to add to your diet.
Milk (Fat free & 1%)
Another benefit of Niacin is that it has been known to promote good cholesterol, lower your inflammation for those who suffer from arthritis, or inflammation of the eyes, dry eyes, or even red eyes.
Anti-oxidants are an amazing natural supplement that can improve the way your body feels day to day and the way it will act in the future.
If you are looking for a regimen that can help you protect your eyes there are several supplements that can support your bodies vitamin uptake. For more information regarding specific Vitamins for eye health ask your eye care professional or visit www.IOptimalHealth.com.