Is Krill Oil Good For Your Eyes

As I’ve grown older, getting to ‘middle-aged’ I’ve noticed certain things about my body, as I’m sure most people do. My lifestyle has altered, drastically, in the last 20 years and I now find myself struggling to keep the fat off. My skin appears drier (and definitely more wrinkled) and my eyesight, or rather my eyes now need a lot of care.

Somedays the dryness is unbearable, they itch and often feel like I’ve got small rocks in them from the ‘night-time residue’ that appears every morning! This may sound funny, in fact it probably did look funny as every morning I used to dig out the gunk with my finger nail. Humor aside, most people consider this a kind of annoyance, but the reality is that when your eyes are this dry, then the risk of infection is higher.

When you have ‘dry eye syndrome’, if your eyes don’t product adequate liquid, you risk getting abrasions on the cornea of the eye. This can result in poor eyesight, loss of regional sight in some vision areas. The symptoms of dry eye syndrome are red and itchy eyes, mucus build up under the eyelids and blurry vision. Other eye problems are macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma.

All of these eye conditions can be helped by taking krill oil every day. The strong omega-3 content of krill oil, plus it’s other nutrients (astaxanthin and phospholipids) make it the best source of omega-3 on the market. You’ve probably heard of, or even used fish oils as a source of omega-3 and while fish oils are ok, comparing them to krill oil is like comparing the size of a goldfish to the size of a whale!

Krill oil is unique. It is safe as long as you follow a couple of simple rules, so there are no side effects. You should not take it if you are taking prescribed anticoagulation medicines and you should not drink alcohol within 4 hours of taking your krill oil. Your liver has to do too much work when you drink alcohol with high doses of krill oil, and while krill oil on its own is a benefit to the liver, combined with alcohol becomes a real problem.

I’m in my forty’s now, so I regularly seek out new studies and news updates on what’s good and what’s bad for the body, as I prepare it for the next twenty years and then old age. And I really want to live a long, wholesome and healthy life right until it ends. Something I discovered about the eyes and krill oil, is that this source of omega-3’s can really help defend against age related macular degeneration. There are other nutrients, like copper and zinc that are important to eyesight, but omega-3 is one of the most important nutrients.

Diabetic retinopathy is a disease that diabetics may get after around fifteen years or more. Symptoms are swollen vessels in the retina, that may break and bleed, but these can be avoided by taking krill oil, because of its quality strength of docosahexaenoic acid, which can prevent scar tissue.

Of course, the best source of omega-3 essential fatty acids is oily fish, fresh on your plate. The only problem most people have, is that they cannot eat oily fish every day. This is one of the reasons supplements like this were created – so you and I can get the required daily amount of omega-3’s every day, without having to eat salmon every day.