So, what’s new on vitamins?

For those of us who are struggling with cataracts or any other sight seeing difficulty this study is for you! Make sure those stockings are packed with oranges and clementine’s this year!

An observational study associated with vitamins C and E was carried out on 170 participants with cataracts. These vitamins were shown to have an antioxidant effect on the removed lens cells of the subjects which may result in reducing cataracts development.

Catalase specific enzymatic activity may be decreased as a result of vitamin supplementation, particularly vitamin C, where at a high level, catalase activity was completely stopped.

At levels of 100mM, both vitamins showed maximum antioxidant activity.

Results of this study therefore may indicate a use in Vitamin C and E supplementation on preventing or reducing the rate of cataracts development in patients.

References:”Effect of vitamin C and E activity on surgically removed cataractous human lens epithelium cells,” Goyal MM, Gajjar DU, et al, Indian J ClinBiochem, 2009 Oct; 24(4):375-80. (Address: Madhur M Goyal, Department of Biochemistry, DattaMeghe Institute of Medical Sciences University, Wardha, Maharashtra India ; Department of Biochemistry, DattaMeghe Institute of Medical Sciences University, Wardha, Maharashtra, India. E-mail: monusvm@yahoo.com ).

About Matt Lovell

A sports nutritionist and brand ambassador for Kinetica Sports. Matt also runs his own elite performance based company called Perform and Function.

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