In Fred Pescatore’s Ageless Vision Protocol, he says “There’s one antioxidant that beats out all the others.” And he isn’t kidding—research shows that this unique antioxidant is:
- 550 times stronger than green tea
- 800 times stronger than CoQ10.
- 3,000 times stronger than red wine—or resveratrol)
- And 6,000 times stronger than vitamin C
So, what is this super antioxidant? It’s called astaxanthin. And if it sounds familiar, that’s because it made a huge splash in the supplement industry a few years ago—for a good reason.
As Dr, Pescatore explains it, “It’s one of the few supplements that can actually reach the retina, which makes it effective for everything, from relieving eyestrain to retinopathy, and even age-related macular degeneration.”
Dr. Pescatore breaks down just a few of astaxanthin’s proven vision benefits:
- Retinal protection
A Penn State Hershey Eye Center investigation found that astaxanthin protects diabetes patients from retinal damage. In another study, astaxanthin protected against retinal cell death.
And in a study published in the journal Diabetes, researchers found that astaxanthin can even help lower blood sugar in those with pre-diabetes—helping them prevent the underlying cause of diabetic retinopathy.
- Slowing macular degeneration
Researchers from Italy found that a supplement containing astaxanthin and other antioxidants could reverse “dysfunction” in the retina of people with age-related macular degeneration.
- Stopping cataracts
In a Japanese study, researchers found that astaxanthin stopped the formation of drug-induced cataracts in animals. And as the test subjects received more astaxanthin, their cataracts became less opaque.
- Soothing dry eyes
A new study from Japanese researchers found that astaxanthin could be the perfect solution to stop and reverse dry eyes—because it stops the “upregulation” of the age-related genes that worsen dry eye.
In another study, a supplement containing astaxanthin improved the stability of the eye’s tear film and improved the production of tears—key factors in preventing and relieving dry eyes.
- Stopping glaucoma
Turkish researchers used astaxanthin to reduce intraocular pressure, a primary cause of glaucoma.
- Preventing eye damage from chemo
And in another study from Turkey, researchers found that astaxanthin reduced “retinol toxicity” in cancer patients who were getting chemotherapy.
Clearly, astaxanthin is good for your eyes. Two prime food sources of astaxanthin are salmon and shrimp. But unless you’re eating seafood every day, you should also consider taking an astaxanthin supplement. They’re widely available online and in natural health stores.
Dr. Pescatore says, “The best part is, it doesn’t take much to notice a difference. Just 4 mg per day is enough to get all of the benefits this remarkable nutrient has to offer.”
You can learn about the other easy-to-follow natural solutions that help keep your eyesight sharp in Dr. Pescatore’s Ageless Vision Protocol. Click here to find out more about his natural approach to long-term vision care.