Remember: if a vitamin is good for one place in your body, it’s
probably good for a lot of places in your body. It's a
marketing ploy to call them eye vitamins.
- Thiamine (B-1): thiamine is used heavily in your liver, to help
metabolize alcohol. Most well-known deficiency in alcoholics.
Thiamine also helps nerves produce several neurotransmitters,
as well as protects your nerves from inflammatory chemicals (the
chemicals in your body that trigger swelling and pain). You
don’t want inflammation in your optical nerves. You also
don’t want the signals from your eyes to your brain and back to be
- Folic acid: important for pregnancy women and fetal
development, deficiency can cause a type of anemia. It’s main
job is to help make accurate copies of the DNA and RNA when cells
are dividing and multiplying. You don’t want typos in your
DNA! This is important for your eyes because the cells of
your eyes is because they are some of the fastest reproducing and
dividing cells in your body.
- Omega-3 Fatty acids: Beneficial for heart health, found
in oils. Oils in your body are lubricating. Omega-3
fatty acids are building blocks for the cholesterol that is build
into cell membranes that keep the fluid and slippery. The body also
uses O3FA to produce the natural lubrication in your eye.
- N-Acetylcystine (NAC): an amino acid (building block of
protein). Glutathione - your body’s naturally produced
antioxidant. NAC is used when the cells build and store
glutathione. Glutathione focuses mainly on oxygen-based free
- Alpha Lipoid Acid (ALA): another antioxidant. Found in
sources of natural oils - seeds and nuts.
- Lutein and Zeaxanthin: 2 nutrients that are found in red,
orange, and yellow fruits and vegetables (and that actually cause
them to be those colors in the first place). Their main goal
in your eyes are to prevent blue light damage. Blue light is
a short wavelength with a higher speed and energy than the lower
colors of light. This energetic light can damage cells in
your eyes, so the orange nutrients blocks this energetic waves so
you can still see the blue colors, but it’s more chill and doesn’t
cause damage to the retina. These nutrients concentrate in