EYES

[ PLANKTON NUTRIENTS ]


FATTY ACIDS

OMEGA-3



Omega-3 fatty acids can contribute to the prevention of macular degeneration (MD). However, the studies accompanied by such contradict each other and are not of equal good quality in all cases. Therefore, one cannot make recommendations concerning the use of Omega-3 fatty acids for the prevention of MD (22) .

The eyesight of infants improve by supplementation with Omega-3 fatty acids. Because of the role of Omega-3 fatty acids in the development of the immune and vascular system of the newborns no use advice can be given for safety reasons. Larger studies are needed to better map the safety and effectiveness (23) .


VITAMINS

A



Vitamin A is necessary for the production of cells. The body produces vitamin A among others from pigments beta-carotene, hydroxyl carotenoids and fatty acids. Thanks to vitamin A the eyes can adjust to the twilight.