Q. Dear Terry, “What causes eye floaters in a 70 year old female? And is there a treatment?” – Denice C., San Marcos, TX
A. Dear Denice, 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 grape seed extract to your daily regimen. Grape seed extract is one of the most potent natural medicines for our blood vessels. Grape seed helps to protect the blood vessel walls from free radical activity, which can cause weakness or damage.
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.
I prefer French grape seed extract with low-molecular weight oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs) that are well absorbed. I would take 300 mg of grape seed extract twice per day.
Please be patient, it may take several months to have a noticeable effect.
Terry . . . Naturally
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