Antioxidant Supplements Oxford MS

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Wic Women Infant & Children Nutrit
(662) 234-5231
101 Veterans Dr
Oxford, MS
 
Mid-Town Discount Drugs
(662) 234-4419
800 N Lamar Blvd
Oxford, MS
 
General Nutrition Centers
(601) 425-5931
Sawmill Sq
Laurel, MS
 
Healthy Habits
(662) 844-9700
W Main Shopping Ctr
Tupelo, MS
 
Mid-Town Discount Drugs
(662) 234-4419
800 N Lamar Blvd
Oxford, MS
 
Good Nutrition
(662) 281-8448
1151 Frontage Rd
Oxford, MS
 
Nutrition Education Resources Inc
(662) 226-3250
1189 Morrison Dr
Grenada, MS
 
Shcpi Greenville Site
(662) 334-9332
821 Pickett St
Greenville, MS
 
Burnham McKinney Pharmacies Inc
(228) 497-4483
2525 Highway 90
Gautier, MS
 
Austinco Indoor Outdoor Novelty
(662) 773-5003
Louisville, MS
 

For Your Eyes Only

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Mainstream medicine sometimes pooh-poohs the use of supplements, but consider this stunning number: According to a recent analysis, more than 300,000 cases of vision loss could be prevented in the next five years if people in the early stages of a particular type of eye problem took high doses of antioxidants.

Research has already shown that vitamins C and E, as well as beta-carotene and zinc, can halt age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness among older people. When it strikes, it damages the light-sensing cells in the retina, and once you lose vision, there are no good treatments that can bring it back, says Frederick Ferris, an ophthalmologist and clinical director of the National Eye Institute, in Bethesda, Maryland. That’s why stopping the disease in its tracks is so important.

But why antioxidants? “The eye is a rich place for free radicals to develop and cause damage,” says Ferris, so it stands to reason that antioxidants, which thwart that activity, could help.

Bausch & Lomb makes a product, called Ocuvite Preservision, that contains the formula used in the study and is readily available in drugstores. There are others, but not all have been shown to contain their stated doses.

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