Eye Health and Macular Degeneration
Deterioration of sight is one of the most common health problems of aging. Around age sixty, the likelihood of serious ocular disorders—macular degeneration, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy—accelerates.
Fortunately, these vision problems can be slowed and even reversed in many cases. Because free radical damage is a significant contributor to these problems, antioxidants have a strong protective effect. Over the past 15 years, several studies have shown that the risk of macular degeneration, retinopathy, and cataracts can be greatly reduced using antioxidant supplementation.
The eye’s tissues are extremely responsive to nutrients. Consider what nutrients can do for eye tissue when administered intravenously at up to 100 times the concentration of antioxidants taken orally.
IV administration of high doses of antioxidants, fatty acids, carotenoids, amino acids, and minerals (sometimes in conjunction with chelation therapy) can dramatically enhance nutrient delivery and arrest degeneration of vision.
The infusion includes Vitamin C (for its antioxidant properties) and selenium and zinc (minerals that help the body absorb antioxidants), chromium (an element that strengthens blood vessels) and l-carnitine (for its neuroprotective benefits), taurine, which is the most abundant amino acid found in the retina and is thought to contribute to the visual acuity and the prevention of degenerative retinal diseases.