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Glaucoma Stack

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Look out for the health of your eyes. Glaucoma, one of the leading cause of blidness in the U.S., is a condition that causes damage to the optic nerve and gets worse over time. Abnormally high pressure inside the eye ususally, but not always, causes this damage. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.

121 Potential Effects from this Stack

Effect OnScaleContributors
Memory3 Melatonin, Fish Oil, Ginkgo biloba
Sleep Quality3 Melatonin, Magnesium, Ginkgo biloba
Blood Flow2 Fish Oil, Vitamin C, Ginkgo biloba
Insulin Sensitivity2 Melatonin, Magnesium, Fish Oil, Vitamin C
Calmness1 Ginkgo biloba
Cognition1 Ginkgo biloba
Plasma Vitamin C1 Vitamin C
Lean Mass1 Fish Oil, Coleus forskohlii
Endothelial Function1 Fish Oil
Cell Adhesion Factors (aka sCAM-11 Fish Oil
Serum Magnesium1 Magnesium
Free Testosterone1 Magnesium, Fish Oil, Coleus forskohlii
Infant Birth Weight1 Fish Oil
Sperm Quality1 Vitamin C
Plasma Melatonin1 Melatonin
Photoprotection1 Fish Oil
Ocular Blood Flow1 Ginkgo biloba
Growth Hormone1 Melatonin
Euphoric1 Ginkgo biloba
Gastrin1 Melatonin
Leptin1 Melatonin, Fish Oil
Exercise-Induced Immune SuppressionNeutral Vitamin C
Postpartum DepressionNeutral Fish Oil
Pre-Eclampsia RiskNeutral Fish Oil
VO2 MaxNeutral Fish Oil, Vitamin C
T Cell CountNeutral Fish Oil
Aerobic ExerciseNeutral Vitamin C
Insulin SecretionNeutral Fish Oil
DepressionNeutral Fish Oil, Vitamin C, Ginkgo biloba
Muscle Soreness (aka Delayed onset muscle sorenessNeutral Fish Oil
Natural Killer Cell Content (aka NK cellNeutral Fish Oil
B cell countNeutral Fish Oil
Lipid PeroxidationNeutral Fish Oil, Vitamin C
AdrenalineNeutral Melatonin
HDL-CNeutral Magnesium
Stroke Recovery RateNeutral Ginkgo biloba
Apolipoprotein BNeutral Fish Oil
Working MemoryNeutral Ginkgo biloba
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One double-blind and one preliminary study have found that brovincamine, a compound closely related to periwinkle's active constituent vinpocetine, was helpful in people with chronic glaucoma. Until studies have been conducted using actual vinpocetine, it is unknown whether it would be as effective as brovincamine.
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Supplementing with melatonin lowered intraocular pressure of healthy people in one study.
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Studies show, supplementing with magnesium improved vision in people with glaucoma, apparently by enhancing blood flow to the eyes.
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Inuit people, who eat large amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, appear to have a much lower incidence of glaucoma than do Caucasians. One study found that cod liver oil (a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids) reduced intraocular pressure in animals.
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60 mg twice a day. In a preliminary trial, supplementing with anthocyanins (flavonoids found in bilberry) improved symptoms in people with normal-tension glaucoma.
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Alpha lipoic acid may improve visual function in people with some types of glaucoma.
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Studies have shown that intraocular pressure may be lowered by directly applying a sterile fluid extract of forskolin, a constituent of the Ayurvedic herb Coleus forskohlii.
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At least 2 grams daily. Supplementing with vitamin C may help reduce intraocular pressure.
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120 mg daily of a standardized herbal extract. In cases of normal tension glaucoma; ginkgo may help improve vision.
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In a preliminary study, supplementation with a product that provided Pycnogenol (a maritime pine bark extract) and a standardized bilberry extract significantly decreased intraocular pressure in people who had elevated intraocular pressure.

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Potential Interactions
Flavonoids are often recommended along with vitamin C and may increase the effectiveness of vitamin C; citrus flavonoids, in particular, may improve the absorption of vitamin C.
  • Clemetson CA, Andersen L. Plant polyphenols as antioxidants for ascorbic acid. Ann N Y Acad Sci 1966;136:341-76.
  • Chen LH. An increase in vitamin E requirement induced by high supplementation of vitamin C in rats. The American journal of clinical nutrition. 1981 Jun;34(6):1036-41
  • Vinson JA, Bose P. Comparative bioavailability to humans of ascorbic acid alone or in a citrus extract. Am J Clin Nutr 1988;48:601-4.

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