Natural Vision and Eye Health Support
What are Common Eye Problems?
The most common eye problem in the world is cataracts brought on by poor nutrition in countries where malnutrition due to poverty is common. Specifically Vitamin D is the missing nutrient. More subtle forms of malnutrition in the United States that are also related to low income are the availability of unhealthy but tasty fast foods.
A diet very high in sugar, trans fats and white flour products along with a lack of fresh vegetables and fruit constitutes a form of malnutrition causing excessive chronic inflammatory conditions in the body. These provoke chronic health conditions like diabetes, arthritis, heart disease and even, many doctors believe, certain types of cancer. The eyes are known to be affected by high blood sugar levels. Scientific literature suggests that glaucoma and macular degeneration are also affected by dietary conditions.
Whole World Botanicals offers products based on three particularly powerful botanicals that are high in antioxidants to promote eye health: Camu-Camu (Myrciaria dubia), Chanca Piedra (Phyllanthus spp), and Cat’s Claw (Uncaria tomentosa).
How to Improve Eye Health Naturally
Antioxidants derived from fresh fruits and vegetables and dietary supplements which are high in antioxidants, are the best way to help prevent these eye diseases and to help slow their course once they appear.
Vitamin C is well established as a very important vitamin for skin and eye health. What is not so well known is how much more powerful that natural Vitamin C in Camu-Camu is than synthetic Vitamin C tablets, a.k.a. ascorbic acid. Recent research is dramatic in demonstrating this difference.
Cat’s Claw is also well established in the scientific literature as high in antioxidants and as such may help to support the health of all of our organs, as well as the circulatory system. The health of blood vessels in the eyes is critical for good vision.
Eye Problems from High Blood Sugar
Chanca Piedra (Phyllanthus spp) is specifically beneficial for eye health in diabetics who tend to suffer from intermittent chronic high blood sugar, even if they are taking medication to control their condition. This botanical has been shown in published research to lower the aldose reductase levels in the blood. Aldose reductase is an enzyme that all people have in their bodies, but a high aldose reductase level is characteristic of most people with diabetes and is linked to eye damage, peripheral nerve damage and other organ damage.