Lutein levels in the eye linked to higher achievement in children

Two recent studies demonstrated that children who do better in school have higher lutein levels in the eye. Even after taking in consideration other factors including IQ, gender, body composition and physical fitness, children that had higher lutein levels did better on cognition tests and performed better academically. In the first study, researchers measured lutein […]

Vision benefits of resveratrol

Recently, Chinese researchers have verified that the polyphenol metabolites found in resveratrol are able to cross protective barriers and offer potential benefits to help protect vision. The polyphenol metabolites were found in the outer and the inner structures of the human eye. Researchers examined 35 eyes of men and women who were undergoing eye surgery […]

Lutein Preserves Intelligence

Our ability to use what we’ve learned over our lifetime is known as crystallized intelligence and researchers have found a link to better preserving our crystallized intelligence and higher serum levels of lutein. Study findings were recently reported in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. The study included 76 men and women between the ages of 65 […]

Price of food affects perception of its health benefits

A recent study found that the price of food affects consumers’ perceptions of what is healthy. According to study results, people tend to believe that in order for food to be healthy that it must be more expensive. Researchers were looking to examine the lay theory that we have to pay more in order to […]

Zeaxanthin a hit for MLB players

Major Leage Baseball players know that having great skills won’t get you very far if your vision and ability to focus on the ball is not optimal. Sensitivity to light and squinting can diminish a player’s abilities. Researchers at the University of Georgia have discovered that daily consumption of zeaxanthin, which is found in many […]

Pump up your diet with pumpkin

Ponder the pumpkin – the iconic symbol of fall and while people think of jack-o-lanterns and pumpkin pie, they probably don’t think of pumpkin as a health food. But pumpkins are more than a porch decoration; they are packed with fiber and nutrition. When it comes to fiber, pumpkins pack a punch. One cup of […]

VisiVite® Eye Formulas for Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetics with retinopathy or those who want to avoid retinopathy, would benefit from two VisiVite formulas, a study shows. The study, published in the International Journal of Ophthalmology,  showed that diabetics with retinopathy had lower lutein and zeaxanthin blood levels than those without diabetes. The authors hypothesize that this may be due to poor diet, poor absorption in the face […]

You won’t cry your eyes out if you drink alcohol

Dry Eye and drinking don’t mix. In a recent study in the prestigious professional journal, Ophthalmology, researchers found that drinking alcohol worsened dry eye. Specifically, they analyzed tear film and ocular surface changes in 10 healthy subjects and controls who drank a measured dose of alcohol with a meal at dinner. When the alcohol waded its […]

Eating the yolk has its benefits

According to the newest U.S. Department of Agriculture Dietary Guidelines, eating one egg a day, including the yolk, is no longer viewed strictly as an unhealthy habit. While the egg yolk is one of the most concentrated sources of cholesterol in the diet, there is recent debate over how high-cholesterol foods really impact blood cholesterol, […]

Obesity Linked to Poor Vision Quality

Obesity is a serious health epidemic here in the United States.  The number of overweight adults in our country has nearly doubled in the last 30 years.  Most experts attribute this to overeating and a more sedentary lifestyle. Almost every Obesity related health issue has the potential to damage your eyes or your sight.  Excess body weight predisposes a […]