Night blindness

Night blindness is an inability to see in dim light. It may be a result of Vitamin A deficiency and can lead to blindness.

Nutritional Supplements that could help. (Refer to the individual supplement for cautions in use.)

Supplement/Herb What it does Dosage
Vitamin A Needed for healthy vision. 30,000iu daily (not in pregnancy)
Zinc Works with Vitamin A to maintian healthy vision 15 – 30mg daily
Beta-Carotene A fat soluble nutrient with anti-oxidant properties. The body is able to convert it to Vitamin A. 30 – 60mg daily
Bilberry Protective to the blood vessels and the structures of the eye. 1 – 3gm daily

 

Diet and Lifestyle Factors

 

The old advice that carrots help you see in the dark is in fact true, you should eat more carrots and leafy green vegetables as they are rich in carotenoids.

 

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