A blend of extracts from bilberry and French maritime pine bark (Pycogenol) may lower the pressure in the eye and support ocular health. Bilberry has been frequently used for supporting vision due to its high content of carotenoids that support the synthesis of components of the retina. High blood pressure in the eye was reduced after supplementing with the Mitrogenol product for 24 weeks.

What can you do?

Including carotenoids and antioxidants into your diet is more fun than you’d realise – just have a look at some of these recipes! Also, why not take a look at our selection of green-foods, a simple way to increase your Vitamin A intake and increase dietary sources of antioxidants from beetroot, carrot, wheat-grass and spirulina?

Reference

Steigerwalt, R. D., G. Belcaro, et al. (2010). “Mirtogenol potentiates latanoprost in lowering intraocular pressure and improves ocular blood flow in asymptomatic subjects.” Clin Ophthalmol 4: 471-476

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