Moringa for Eye Health – Studies Show Moringa Fights Cataract Development
We’ve all know or have seen someone with cataracts. Or maybe you’ve started to notice the early signs of cataract development in yourself? A cataract is when the area inside your eye where your pupil is becomes cloudy. It usually starts in one eye then moves to the other. It’s very unpleasant, but it is increasingly becoming more and more common. It is estimated that 20% of people over age 40 have started to develop cataracts and more and more people are developing cataracts at younger ages (this is believed to be linked to the rise of diabetes) In fact, as of 2017, cataract surgery is the most commonly performed surgery in America. Although generally safe there is still a complication rate of 30 to 50% of patients who develop opacification of the posterior lens capsule within two years and require further laser treatment.
What can you do to prevent cataracts?
Is there a way to reverse cataracts naturally?
Studies have proven Moringa can help
The first study which was published in the “Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics” in 2010 showed the “remarkable activity” of flavanoids from Moringa to prevent and stop the development of cataracts.
Conclusions: FMO was effective in preventing cataractogenesis in selenite model by enhancing the activities of antioxidant enzyme, reducing the intensity of lipid peroxidation, and inhibiting free radical generation. Essentially the study credits Moringa’s unique and powerful antioxidants with stopping cataracts in its tracks. Another follow up study verified Moringa’s benefits for eye health by measuring and recording the restoration of proper levels of glutathione, catalase, and protein in the eye.
Moringa also contains extraordinary amounts of Beta-carotene (Vitamin A), Zeaxanthin, Lutein, all of which have been studied and recommended for the eye protective benefits. It’s worth noting that Moringa’s anti-diabetic properties play a vital role here. People with diabetes are far more likely to develop vision-stealing cataracts compared to non-diabetics. This makes blood sugar control all the more important. As explained in our Moringa for Blood Sugar Control article, Moringa is one of the best foods for increasing insulin production and reducing blood glucose levels. In short, research has now proved that eating certain foods can improve your eyesight, reverse the signs of optical ageing and keep your eyes in good health. Moringa checks ALL of these boxes. Yes, even the Omega 3! It’s truly amazing. Moringa is also one of the few “Superfoods” to have been studied directly for its use on cataracts and glaucoma and all the signs are promising.
We know from our customers that Improved Eye Health is one of the top reported benefits with noticeable improvements within 2 weeks.