A degenerative disease commonly occurring after the age of 50, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) slowly but steadily destroys the macula, the part of the retina responsible for sharp, detailed central vision. A leading cause of vision impairment, it is the most common cause of blindness in the Western world.
While we cannot stop the aging process, we can prevent its negative effects on our eyes. A healthy lifestyle, including supplementation with the appropriate cellular nutrients, will help to maintain optimum vision.
Antioxidants such as vitamin C, vitamin E, beta carotene, and zinc have been shown to be particularly helpful in cases of advanced AMD. After conducting a randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial involving 3,640 participants aged 55-80, researchers from the United States recommended that patients older than 55 years of age who showed risk factors for advanced AMD should consider taking a supplement containing antioxidants and zinc.
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