How to take vitamin D supplements to protect your eyes
A supplement can be just the thing you need to protect yourself from the sun and the damaging rays, but there’s a whole world of vitamin D that is still being hidden from most people.
And it’s only just getting discovered.
Now, a team of researchers in Japan has discovered a unique way to help protect your eye against UVB rays that may damage your eyes.
The researchers are calling their discovery the ‘Vitamin D3 for eyes’ and they have just released it in the Journal of Clinical Investigation (JCI).
The team from the University of Tokyo say they have developed the first effective method to increase your Vitamin D3 levels by adding a synthetic compound to the skin and the bloodstream.
“We have discovered a novel way to increase Vitamin D2 levels in the blood by adding the synthetic compound as an adjuvant to a natural product,” said researcher Hidetoshi Matsumoto, lead author of the study.
This discovery is a major step forward in helping people with dark circles of the eye, which are caused by sun damage, but it doesn’t seem to have any clinical applications.
Vitamin A is known to protect against UV-induced damage to the retina.
The synthetic compound found in this study could potentially help prevent this damage.
The researchers are currently working to develop the new formulation to be applied to the human body, which could be used as a supplement.
There’s been a lot of research on how to boost your Vitamin A levels, but so far it has only been possible to supplement with one synthetic form of vitamin A. This new approach may lead to a more effective and natural way to get your Vitamin C and Vitamin D levels up, as well as increasing your Vitamin E levels, which can help with your immune system.
It’s not known how to achieve this level of Vitamin D in your skin or the bloodstream, but the researchers say it’s possible to enhance the level of the synthetic vitamin A in your bloodstream by adding it to the mix.
“Our aim is to help people with light-sensitive skin,” Matsumoshi said.
“We hope to see these synthetic compounds in use for skin health care and cosmetics in the future.”