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Vision Quest: Aging with Good Eyesight

An interview with Dr Mahmood Piraee, PhD By Jason Sebeslav Dr. Mahmood Piraee is a pharmacist with a PhD in molecular and cellular biology from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada. He has over 20 years of experience in natural products drug discovery and development. We had the opportunity to interview Dr. Piraee recently about age-related vision loss [...]

Vision Quest: Aging with Good Eyesight 2018-03-08T10:12:01+00:00

Nutrient combo prevents vision loss

Free radical or oxidative damage is strongly linked to aged-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness in Canada. Therefore, researchers believe that antioxidants such as vitamins C and E, bilberry, lutein and selenium may play a key role in prevention and treatment. Another potent antioxidant, coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), was the subject of two [...]

Nutrient combo prevents vision loss 2018-02-15T15:53:01+00:00

Safeguard against vision loss with lutein

Low levels of the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin in the eye increase the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Lutein and zeaxanthin are pigments found specifically in the macula of the eye. Researchers at the University of Utah School of Medicine found that patients with AMD had significant benefits from supplementing with 4 mg [...]

Safeguard against vision loss with lutein 2015-09-09T13:52:18+00:00

Look out for your eyes: lutein

When was the last time you “looked” at your diet with respect to how it may be helping or hurting your eyes? Most of us don’t think about vision health until it’s too late, and cataracts or age-related macular degeneration (AMD) are already setting in. However, foods or supplements that supply adequate antioxidants and the [...]

Look out for your eyes: lutein 2015-09-09T13:52:20+00:00

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