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There is a growing population of aging patients suffering from cataracts and many are unaware of a simple solution that may reverse this eye disease.
A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye that affects vision. Most cataracts are related to aging. Cataracts are very common in older people. By age 80, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery.
What is the lens?The lens is a clear part of the eye that helps to focus light, or an image, on the retina. The retina is the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye.
In a normal eye, light passes through the transparent lens to the retina. Once it reaches the retina, light is changed into nerve signals that are sent to the brain.
The lens must be clear for the retina to receive a sharp image. If the lens is cloudy from a cataract, the image you see will be blurred.
The following are all potential symptoms of cataracts.
Are you aware that cataracts can be reversed?
I bet you that your ophthalmologist has told you that nothing but surgery is the only answer.
Fortunately that is not what the medical research has to say.
Research has documented that the nutritional product carnosine (not to be confused with carnitine) has been able to prevent and sometimes even reverse cataracts.
When carnosine is acetylated, as in N-acetyl-L-carnosine, it becomes a time-release dipeptide that can move easily both into water-soluble as well as lipid-containing parts of the eye and improves DNA repair, thus bringing vision back to better levels.
In one of the studies people in their 60s suffering with cataracts for 2-21 years used drops of carnosine solution three or four times a day for a few months. Carnosine improved their sight making the lenses became more transparent or clear. Basically, it reversed the effects of cataracts!
In another study, a group of people who were told they would need cataract surgery within two years, one group received the eye drops while another group used placebo drops.
After six months, 90% of the eyes treated with N-acetyl carnosine showed improvements in visual acuity anywhere from 7-100%.
Glare sensitivity improved 27-100% in 88% of people. And there was no worsening of vision, as there should have been with time.
You may want to use Bright Eyes from Life Extension which contains not only N-acetyl-L-carnosine, but vitamins A and E. Use 1-2 drops in each eye 1-3 times a day depending on the severity of your problem.
Ronald Grisanti D.C., D.A.B.C.O., D.A.C.B.N., M.S.
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