Improving Eye Health with Algae Oil

The human eye contains high levels of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), and its role sitting at the very foundations of cell membranes within the eye. In fact, Omega-3 fatty acids are high in density around the eye and brain, due to the accumulation in infancy. It’s understood that the role of DHA is to regulate membrane-bound proteins, which are responsible for the care of cellular capacity. It may also order the receptors and kinetics of membrane carrier methods within the body.

Age-associated vision loss, such as Macular Degeneration, is a form that is related to damage to the macula, or centre of the eye. This damage can be a result of smoking, high blood pressure, exposure to UV radiation and a nutrient diet. Studies have shown that natural treatments for macular degeneration are omega-3 fatty acid capsules that carry DHA because it helps relieve fluid pressure within the eye.

Fish sources of Omega-3 and DHA, grams

  • Sardines (approx. 3 ounces) 0.90
  • White tuna (approx. 3 ounces) 0.73
  • Salmon (half fillet, grilled) 1.60-3.89
  • Mackerel (1 fillet, grilled) 3.25
  • Sardine oil (1 tablespoon) 2.83
  • Cod liver oil (1 tablespoon) 2.43
  • Herring oil (1 tablespoon) 1.43

Source: National Agriculture Library, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture

Of course, if you’re worried about fish sources, try a vegetarian Omega 3 supplement instead, from algal oil.

Solve Dry-Eye Irritation from Computer Use with Omega-3

A recent study has found that regular consumption of Omega-3 supplements can noticeably improve the affects of dry-eyes caused by screen use.

The researchers concluded that orally administered omega-3 fatty acid supplements can prevent dry eye symptoms, slow tear evaporation, and improve signs of a healthy eye surface in patients suffering from dry eyes related to computer vision syndrome.