April 8, 2011
Stop macular degeneration
with Himalayan berry
If you want to protect your eyes against macular degeneration, I've got a new way to protect yourself. This little-known preventive comes from the Himalayan Mountains. And it can greatly reduce your risk of blindness caused by this disease.
New research shows that the medicinal powers of a berry native to the Himalaya Mountains — goji berries — are great for your eyes. Many have never heard of this superfood (I consider most berries as superfoods). So let me tell you what these researchers discovered about it.
The researchers conducted a randomized, double-blind, and placebo-controlled study (considered the best kind of medical study). In the study, the researchers followed 150 elderly subjects. They gave each of them the proprietary formula "Lacto-Wolfberry" (13.7 grams per day) or a placebo for 90 days.
At the end of the 90 days, those taking the goji extract had healthier maculas. Specifically, the placebo group lost pigmentation in the macula and suffered soft Drusen (similar to plaque) increases. The goji group remained stable. Additionally, the goji group had significant increases in crucial macula protecting antioxidants. Plasma zeaxanthin increased 26% and total antioxidant capacity increased 57% for those taking goji.
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Here we see how a berry extract provides significant protection against macular degeneration. The Lacto-Wolfberry extract is hard to find in the U.S., if not impossible. Fortunately, you don't need to find it. Advanced Vision Formula has the magical zeaxanthin, which is great for preventing macular degeneration (it's what I gave my father). But don't stop there.
You know that I consider food as the best medicine. So if you're at risk for macular degeneration — or if you're challenged with it — I strongly urge you to buy plenty of goji berries. In fact, make them a staple in your diet. Goji berries are very easy to find. Just look online or in your local health food store. Look for organic. Eat as much as 30 grams or more. Remember, it is a food. Unlike supplements, you can eat as much as you want.
Ref: "Goji Berry Effects on Macular Characteristics and Plasma Antioxidant Levels," Bucheli P, Vidal K, et al, Optom Vis Sci, 2010 Dec 16; [Epub ahead of print].