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Cataracts and Nutrition – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 446

Cataracts and Nutrition – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 446

Did you know that cataracts are one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide? Many people rely on surgery to help with this issue, but there are also nutrients that can help support healthy vision throughout the aging process.

Supplements to Target Eye Floaters – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 389

Supplements to Target Eye Floaters – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 389

Eye floaters are small particles in the eye that can appear as dots or squiggles in your field of vision. They can be annoying and can impact your overall eye health. The good news is that there are nutrients that can help.

Nutrients to Target Eye Pressure – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 387

Nutrients to Target Eye Pressure – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 387

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InViteⓇ Health Podcast, Episode hosted by Amanda Williams, MPH

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We often talk about high blood pressure or hypertension, but it’s rare that we address ocular hypertension, also known as eye pressure. I want to talk about eye pressure today in terms of different nutrients that can be supportive for maintaining healthy eye pressure.†

What is eye pressure?

A lot of people experience noticeable pressure in their eyes and this is a problem. This can lead to issues such as glaucoma, which is one of the leading causes of blindness throughout the world.†   

When we look at ocular hypertension, we see that an estimated 10% of Americans over 40 years old have an increase in intraocular pressure. This is an alarming amount of people because we can then look at the long-term effects of this. Oftentimes, people who have high blood pressure will also have the risk of having ocular hypertension.† 


When we look at the anatomy of the eye itself, we recognize that it is spherical in structure. We have the optic nerve that feeds into the back of the eye. We have the retina, the ganglion cells and all of these things that are required for transmitting electrical signals. Then, we have the pressure that can start to impede upon this. If the nerves that are feeding into the muscles of the eyes, this can start to be affected. If we have this rise in intraocular pressure, then this is certainly a big problem. If this is left alone, it can lead to discomfort or complete visual loss.† 

Nutrients that can help

When facing ocular hypertension, we can look at basic nutrients that are going to support the eye itself. We can look at the different carotenoids, Vitamin C and NAC, for example.†


There are also different antioxidants that can help to support pressure within the eye. We can look at coenzyme Q10, for example. We can also look at pycnogenol, which you can find in our Tocotrienol + Pine Bark Extract formulation.†

There’s a study that came out of the Translational Vision Science and Technology Journal that was looking at oral supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids and how this could be beneficial for lowering eye pressure. This is in people who are considered to be normotensive, which means they have normal blood pressure but still have higher intraocular pressure. In this particular study, they gave people who had elevated eye pressure omega-3 supplementation for three months. After the three months, they found a significant reduction in intraocular pressure.†  

Antioxidants are incredibly beneficial for this as well, so using something like our Macula HxⓇ Advanced formulation can be a good option. It provides a broad spectrum of carotenoids, NAC and bilberry extract, as well as powerful polyphenols that not only help to support proper eye pressure, but actually help to support the eye’s ability to see in low light environments.†

In this episode, Amanda Williams, MPH discusses the impacts that ocular hypertension can have on overall eye health. She cites clinical research as she provides recommendations for nutrients that can help with this issue.†

Key Topics:

  • Details on glaucoma
  • What does eye pressure feel like?
  • What does it mean to be normotensive?

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Blue Light Lasting Damage in Children and Adults – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 307

Blue Light Lasting Damage in Children and Adults – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 307

By now, we have all heard about the damaging effects of blue light when it comes to more than just our vision. But what exactly are the effect to, not only adults, but children and teenagers?

The Best Berries To Support Vision Health – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 237

The Best Berries To Support Vision Health – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 237

Berries are loaded with powerful antioxidants that have been shown to be helpful for vision and overall eye health, especially bilberries.

Fending Off Blue Light With Multivitamins – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 208

Fending Off Blue Light With Multivitamins – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 208

Invite Health Podcast, Episode hosted by Jerry Hickey. Ph

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Today, I want to focus on eye health and what you can be doing to make sure that you’re getting adequate exposure to the nutrients to really help support your eyes the best that you possibly can in this new digital world that everyone lives in. We know that our exposure to things like blue light has gone up exponentially over the past two decades and we have to recognize the potential harmful impact of that blue light, how it can potentially be aging our eyes a bit faster. I want to talk about different things that we can make sure that we’re doing to try to offset or mitigate that.

We have all heard that having foods that are high in carotenoids is very beneficial. Things like carrots are packed with wonderful amounts of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that our eye requires. But it goes well beyond just trying to load your diet up with carrots. We have to make sure that we are getting that comprehensive approach to really complete eye nutrients. When we think about the spectrum, it’s not just carotenoids. 

How Too Much Screen Time Impacts Your Eyes – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 67. Listen Now >>

There are also minerals that are required. We can look at zinc. Many times people are not aware of the role that zinc plays when it comes to maintaining the health of our eyes and for our vision throughout our lives. We know zinc deficiency is something that is increasing and common with magnesium deficiencies in this country. For many people, you’re not getting a really comprehensive exposure to both magnesium, as well as to zinc.    

What is blue light and why is it harmful?

Most people are continuously looking at their phones throughout the day. Maybe you sit in front of a computer all day. Maybe you’re working from home, so you’re on your computer more than you maybe would be. Perhaps you’re doing your schooling all online now, so there’s a lot of different reasons as to why our exposure to blue light is just much greater than it used to be.

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Blue rays that we are exposed to can penetrate into the retina. When this happens, this can really induce what is known as this phytochemical stress that can damage the retinal cells. Indirectly, this can lead to apoptosis, or a self-destructive ability of those retinal cells. Once that happens, that’s a big issue. 

Vitamin C is really so important when it comes to the health of your retinal cells, to be able to fend off that oxidative stress. Making sure we are getting adequate amounts of Vitamin C in our dietary intake, as well as supplementation, is really essential.  

We know that blue light is harmful. We can look at UV radiation. We know that from the sun, we are getting about 25% blue light. To contrast that, when we look at our computer screens or any of the things that are powered through LED, this can go upwards to 35% in terms of that retina-threatening blue light that is being emitted from those screens. This is why we have to take this seriously and recognize that if our diet is not high enough in the powerful carotenoids and Vitamin C, that we’re going to have to figure out a way to incorporate them in.   

Bilberry and Cassis Berry Support Eye Health, Including Night Vision – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 95. Listen Now >>

Supplementing with a Multivitamin

We have to make sure that we have this comprehensive exposure to all of the appropriate nutrients. This is why we look at just the basics of supplementing with a multivitamin, especially if we can find a multivitamin that includes enhanced eye support.

If you look at our Core Multivitamin, the Men’s Multivitamin, the Women’s Multivitamin, and the Performance Multivitamins, they have a comprehensive eye health nutrient added right in. It’s not just a complete and wonderful multivitamin, multimineral formulation, it also is enhanced with a complete eye health nutrient. This is a wonderful way just to cover the bases.

To learn more about how InVite® Health multivitamins and other nutrients can help support your eye health, be sure to tune into the full podcast episode.         

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