Q. Dear Terry, “Sometimes when I’m looking at my computer or look up at the sky I see floaters. They aren’t painful or really bothersome, just kind of a nuisance. My eyesight seems fine otherwise. Any recommendations?” — Ralph M., Salinas, CA
A. Dear Ralph, Eye floaters can be due to many issues: injury, surgery, conditions like diabetes, and aging. Floaters can indicate there is some damage or weakness to the blood vessels that nourish our eyes. The blood vessels that feed our eyes are some of the tiniest in our body, called capillaries. To strengthen your capillaries, I believe you would benefit greatly by adding mesoglycan and grape seed extract to your daily regimen.
Mesoglycan is a naturally occurring substance found in the body. Mesoglycan is an excellent source of glycosaminoglycans (also known as GAGs) – vital and necessary components that help build the walls of our blood vessels and arteries, while also helping to repair any damage. This keeps our blood vessels strong, yet flexible, and ensures adequate blood is moving through our vessels. I recommend taking mesoglycan from a porcine (pig) source twice daily.
In addition to the mesoglycan, you may also want to consider taking grape seed extract. Grape seed helps to protect the blood vessel walls from free radical activity, which can cause weakness or damage. I would recommend taking grape seed extract up to three times daily.
When looking for a grape seed extract, it is important to choose one that is standardized to contain only OPCs that are small enough to be absorbed, so you’ll get the maximum benefits. Many extracts contain tannins, which are too large to be effectively absorbed and don’t contribute to your health the same way that OPCs do. However, these tannins are counted as OPCs and enhance the label claim, even though they cannot be absorbed! Look for tannin-free French grape seed extract for maximum benefits.
Please be patient, these ingredients may take several months to have a noticeable effect.
Terry . . . Naturally
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