Lancaster-Berks Edition
Bookmark and Share Email this page Email Print this page Print Feed Feed

Resveratrol May Help Eye Health

Prevents Glaucoma, Cataracts and Macular Degeneration

Valentyn Volkov /Shutterstock.com

Resveratrol is a natural substance found in grapes, peanuts, blueberries and other foods that’s known for its heart-protective nature. Researchers believe it may also help promote eye health, including prevention of glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration, but not much is known about its presence in the eyes. Scientists from Tongji Medical College, in China, set out to measure the concentration of trans-resveratrol in the eyes after oral supplementation.

Three daily doses of Longevinex, an oral trans-resveratrol-based capsule supplement, was administered to 35 adults prior to eye surgery on one of their eyes, and tissue samples of the conjunctiva, aqueous humor and vitreous humor were taken. Researchers measured the tissues for resveratrol concentration to determine how much of the supplement penetrated the eyes. Resveratrol metabolites were detected in the conjunctiva of 25 of the eyes, indicating that the beneficial substance does pass through the brain.


This article appears in the October 2017 issue of Natural Awakenings.

Edit ModuleShow Tags

More from Natural Awakenings

MidAtlantic Women’s Herbal Conference

The 8th annual MidAtlantic Women's Herbal Conference will be held in Kempton at the end of this month.

Evolve Now Weight-Loss Presentations and Support Groups

A weekly weight-loss support group is now available at Evolve Now.

Pick Up Wild Alaskan Salmon Shares

This year's harvest was 'late but plentiful' and customers can pick up pre-ordered shares locally on the 29th.

A Therapeutic Effect Adds Staff and Services

New massage therapists along with new types of massage are now on board at A Therapeutic Effect, in Mountville.

Guts & Glory Digestive and Wellness Expo

My Gut Instinct, Inc will be presenting their annual GI wellness expo in Reading, next month.

Add your comment: