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- Lutein, zeaxanthin, and β-carotene belong to a class of nutrients called carotenoids. β-carotene is used to make vitamin A in the body, which is necessary for the retina to detect light and convert it into electrical signals. Lutein and zeaxanthin are present in the retina and lens, and can help to absorb harmful high-energy blue lights and ultraviolet rays. 12 mg of lutein is recommended each day to help improve the loss of visual field sensitivity.
- Omega-3 fatty acids are made from seaweed and are rich in fish oil. Omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA are necessary for the integrity of retinal cells, and have been proven in earlier studies to promote retinal development and repair. However, Omega-3 cannot be produced by our body and must be ingested from food.
Reference source:NIH AREDS National Institutes of Health