Supplement might ease and cure cataracts

Cataract sufferers experience poor vision and often undergo lens replacement to eliminate the visual obstructions caused by this condition.

However, the American Chemical Society’s recent research indicated that carnosine, a dietary supplement, may help stop cataracts from forming.

A report by Life Extension Magazine outlines that carnosine may be taken to rejuvenate the body as some believe that it has anti-ageing properties. Carnosine also works as an antioxidant, eliminating free-radicals in the body.

When the supplement was applied to healthy rat lenses along with guanidine, said to cause cataracts, the lenses were between 50 and 60 percent less cloudy – one of the main characteristics of cataract development.

Lenses that had already begun to suffer from cataracts were found to decrease in cloudiness with the addition of carnosine.

For those who want to enhance their overall vision health, they may want to consider nutritional supplements that contain B-vitamins and folic acid.

A recent study at Brigham and Women’s hospital found that these nutritional supplements reduced the likelihood women would experience age-related macular degeneration.ADNFCR-1960-ID-19273607-ADNFCR