What vitamins are for eyesight*

Vitamins and minerals – what do they do?

Vitamins and minerals are important for a healthy lifestyle We discuss what they do in your body

Recommended daily amounts (RDAs)

Throughout this factsheet the recommended daily amount (RDA) refers to the EU guidance that is used for nutrition tables on food products

Nutritional requirements are often slightly different for young children, adolescents, and during pregnancy and breastfeeding

Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are concerned about your vitamin intake

Micro vs milli: Check the letters after the RDA carefully One microgram (mcg or µg) is a thousand times smaller than a milligram (mg)One of the foremost researchers on nutrients and eye disease, Allen Taylor, PhD, says that the most consistent positive results have been seen with higher blood levels of vitamin C.

Minerals

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Based on a text by Dr Carl J Brandt

Last updated 26092016

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