* This is a guest post by Sara
For many people, vitamins are rather elusive. After all, there is so much contradictory information available about vitamins that it’s no wonder why so many people are confused by it. The fact is, vitamins play a crucial role in health maintenance; especially with vision.
While everyone’s vision tends to decline as they get older, taking the right vitamins can slow the process down, allowing one to live a fulfilled life without vision problems. It’s important to know, however, which vitamins are most beneficial to eyesight, as not all vitamins are created equal.
Vitamin A plays a crucial role in eyesight maintenance. While it is found in a variety of foods, those who do not eat a lot of vegetables or dairy may have a deficiency. Vitamin A has a positive effect on one’s night vision, as well as their overall quality of sight.
Vitamin A capsules are available, sometimes known as Retinol.
Vitamin C is known the world over for its supposed immune system benefits. While it is unclear as to whether or not these benefits are truly as powerful as many people believe, vitamin C is proven to have beneficial effects on eyesight.
One of the biggest issues for those who suffer vision problems is macular degeneration, which many scientists believe vitamin C can help ward off. Vitamin C is inexpensive, and capsules are available at any grocery store or drug store.
Also known as vitamin B3, niacin is found quite often in a variety of foods, such as breakfast cereal. Many people believe that niacin can be useful for people who suffer from retinal deterioration, which is why it is often recommended by doctors to those who suffer from chronic eye issues.
Lutein may be the most important vitamin for those who wish to support their vision.
The body requires 6mg of lutein a day, and since it is unable to manufacture the chemical itself, it relies on foods in order to get it.
Unfortunately, lutein is somewhat difficult to get from a lot of foods, which is why so many people have a deficiency of lutein. As a result, lutein supplements should be taken whenever possible.
Vitamins in Foods
While supplements can make getting the right vitamins easy and convenient, the fact is that it is possible to get many of these vitamins simply through eating common foods.
Foods that contain vitamins such as A, C, B3 and lutein are:
• Sweet Potatoes
Eating these foods on a regular basis can be just as helpful to your vision as taking a supplement. Those who find that eating these foods is not a regular occurrence for them specifically should consider taking supplements for the vitamins listed above.
Guest post by Sara
Sara Roberts is a content contributor for just eyewear, a prescription eyeglasses and prescription sunglasses retailer.
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