Flax Seed is Good For Eye Health

Wouldn’t it be great if taking care of your eyes was as easy as taking a daily supplement? Recent research suggests that daily consumption of essential fatty acids including those found in flax seed oil and fish oil provide many health promoting benefits, including reducing your risk of eye disease and promoting better vision.Flax Seed

Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are not just important or essential for your eye health. They are essential for your overall health and well being. Deficiencies in essential fatty acids can lead to a host of problems including cardiovascular disease, skin disorders and allergies, nervous system disorders and more.

There are other types of fatty acids including omega-6s and omega-9s. Most people get far too many of these in their diet however, and not nearly enough omega-3s. That is why it is often necessary to take a supplement containing omega-3 fatty acids.

What Is Flaxseed Oil and How Can It Help Me?
Flaxseed oil is a dietary supplement. It comes from a natural flowering plant and is often recommended for improving the health and well being of our bodies in general. It is one of the richest sources of natural omega-3 fatty acids found in nature.

Omega-3 fatty acids are important for promoting our eye health and well being. Some studies have linked omega-3 supplementation with a decreased risk in eye diseases including age related macular degeneration.

There are other types of fatty acids including omega-6s and omega-9s. Most people get far too many of these in their diet however, and not nearly enough omega-3s. That is why it is often necessary to take a supplement containing omega-3 fatty acids.

Fatty Acids and Dry Eye Syndrome

Even more recent research suggests supplementation with 1000 mg of Omega 3 supplement once or twice each day may help reduce dry eye syndrome in patients. People with dry eye syndrome do not produce enough tears. This can lead to irritation and inflammation as well as red eyes. While there are medications for dry eyes, there are also natural steps patients can take to improve their condition, including supplementation with omega 3 fatty acids.

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Here at 20/20 Eyeglass Superstore, we’re concerned with keeping our Orlando patients’ vision as clear as possible. We also want you and your family to have healthy eyes.

Your vision is priceless and it is important that you maintain your visual wellness by scheduling a yearly comprehensive eye exam with your optometrist or ophthalmologist. Drop into 20/20 Eyeglass Superstore for all your eye care needs.

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