My friend in Colorado, wanted to know why it would benefit her to change her way of eating, and why vitamin and anti-oxidant supplement would help her mitigate the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis. I was telling her she needed some anthocyanins and some vitamin D3 with K. She did not know what anthocyanins were, and how they would help her eyes, where the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis started. She works in the corporate environment, and does not have time to watch Dr. Oz, and the Doctors TV. She does not have time to do research on-line, to see what everyone is saying about keeping healthy through middle age. She does not know that vitamin D3 with K is the new necessary supplement. It helps prevent multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, type I and type II diabetes, some auto immune diseases, and a lot more. 85% of the population is deficient in Vitamin D3 and K. She said that I was talking to her like a scientist would talk to another scientist. I was educated. I’ll try to tone it down. Because her symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis started in her brain, affecting her eye sight, I hoped I was able to explain in lay man understandable language that would help her understand why nutrient supplement may help. We start out talking about Anthocyanins, which are a separate class of flavenoids. Interest in anthocyanin pigments has intensified because of their possible health benefits as dietary antioxidants. There has been information and research to support the importance of supplementation with Bilberry, Lutein, and Zeaxanthin. Macular degeneration is a condition affecting the eyes when the light sensing cells in the macula get damaged and stop working. It is the leading cause of blindness in people over the age of 50.
Age Related Macular Degeneration and Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness, and how these diseases are caused, are a bit of a mystery. Experts believe it is the result of oxidative stress. The body constantly reacts with oxygen as part of the energy processes of the cells. As a consequence many free-radicals are formed, which are highly reactive. (They are always looking for something to “neutralize” their unbalanced charges.) (All stable molecules have “balanced” charges)
The free radicals can interact with other molecules in the cells causing oxidative damage to membranes, proteins, and genes. Oxidative damage is implicated in the cause of certain diseases and most definitely has an impact on the body’s ageing process.
The protective lens of the eye does not regenerate itself, and when exposed to the reactive oxygen, the protein in the lens clump together causing cataracts.
The retina, which uses more oxygen than any other tissue in the body, is also susceptible to damage. Polyunsaturated fatty acids in the retina and lens are easily affected by oxidation, resulting in loss of function, and degradation of the structure of the eye.
Another source of oxidation buy kashmir saffron online is from the free radicals in cigarette smoke. It is wise to stay away from cigarette smoke as much as possible.
Too much exposure to the blue-light of sunlight can also damage the very tender lens and retina. It is wise to wear sunglasses when working or recreating outside. Especially where snow or water can reflect causing double dosing.
Lutein, helps to save our eyes from degradation by acting as an anti-oxidant, and also indirectly has been found to absorb blue-light of sunlight. Lutein is found in corn, egg yolk, and other yellow and green fruits and vegetables. (Corn is an avoid for Blood Type O, Blood Type B, and Blood Type AB). Blood Type A’s have corn as a highly beneficial vegetable. Most people will benefit by supplementing leutein, especially if their digestive system is not operating at optimal level.
Bilberry is another super anti-oxidant, that is appreciated by your eyes. Bilberry shrubs grow in temperate climate, and its’ berries are used to make desserts, preserves, and drinks. Its’ leaves have been commonly used to treat gastro-intestinal disorders. Gorging on bilberries have been shown to improve night vision. It is rumored that RAF pilots in WorldWar II specifically used bilberries for this purpose. Studies have also shown, that bilberries may even reduce or reverse the effects of Macular Degeneration. This may be due to the action on the blood capillaries of the eye, with their antioxidant chemicals, known as anthocyanidin flavenoids.