Modelled supplements for Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Glaucoma

Conventional Beliefs

  1. Antioxidant Vitamins and Minerals: Certain vitamins and minerals with antioxidant properties have been investigated for their potential to support eye health:

    • Vitamin C, E, and Zinc: These antioxidants may help protect the eyes from oxidative stress. Some studies, like the Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS), have suggested that a specific combination of vitamins and minerals (vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc, copper, and beta-carotene) may slow the progression of AMD in individuals at risk of advanced AMD. However, beta-carotene supplementation is not recommended for smokers due to potential health risks.

    • Lutein and Zeaxanthin: These carotenoids are found in high concentrations in the macula (the central part of the retina) and are believed to protect against AMD. Some studies suggest that lutein and zeaxanthin supplementation may have a protective effect against AMD progression.

  2. Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Some research has suggested that omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish oil supplements or in foods like fatty fish, may have a potential role in supporting eye health and reducing the risk of AMD. However, evidence supporting their effectiveness is not conclusive.

  3. Ginkgo Biloba: Ginkgo biloba is an herbal supplement that has been studied for its potential to improve blood flow and protect against oxidative damage in the eyes. Some research has explored its use in glaucoma, but its efficacy remains uncertain, and more evidence is needed.

  4. Probiotics: The role of probiotics in eye health, particularly in conditions like AMD and glaucoma, is not well-established. While maintaining overall health through a balanced gut microbiota might indirectly support general well-being, there's limited evidence linking probiotics directly to improved eye health or the treatment of AMD or glaucoma.

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All suggestions from this page should be reviewed by your medical professionals. These are based on modelling and not clinical studies.

Based on family and lower taxonomy ranks (genus,species,strains) reported in studies, the list is here

Net Impact Modifier Citations
1.4 high-fat diets   πŸ“š
1.2 Vitamin E   πŸ“πŸ½οΈ Dosages πŸ“š
1.1 galacto-oligosaccharides (prebiotic)   πŸ“πŸ½οΈ Dosages πŸ“š
1 Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)   πŸ“πŸ½οΈ Dosages πŸ“š
1 colostrum   πŸ“š
0.9 xylan (prebiotic)   πŸ“š
0.8 Psyllium (Plantago Ovata Husk)   πŸ“πŸ½οΈ Dosages πŸ“š
0.7 Shen Ling Bai Zhu San   πŸ“š
0.7 ginger   πŸ“š
0.7 lactobacillus paracasei (probiotics)   πŸ“πŸ½οΈ Dosages πŸ“š
0.6 camelina seed   πŸ“š
0.6 Konjaku flour   πŸ“š
0.6 Slippery Elm   πŸ“š
0.6 PreforPro   πŸ“š
0.5 Tributyrin   πŸ“š
0.5 cinnamon (oil. spice)   πŸ“πŸ½οΈ Dosages πŸ“š
-0.5 ketogenic diet   πŸ“š
-0.5 oligofructose-enriched inulin (prebiotic)   πŸ“š
-0.5 salt (sodium chloride)   πŸ“š
-0.5 soy   πŸ“πŸ½οΈ Dosages πŸ“š
-0.5 partially hydrolyzed guar gum   πŸ“πŸ½οΈ Dosages πŸ“š
-0.6 glycine   πŸ“πŸ½οΈ Dosages πŸ“š
-0.6 vitamin d   πŸ“πŸ½οΈ Dosages πŸ“š
-0.6 enterococcus faecium (probiotic)   πŸ“πŸ½οΈ Dosages πŸ“š
-0.6 Human milk oligosaccharides (prebiotic, Holigos, Stachyose)   πŸ“πŸ½οΈ Dosages πŸ“š
-0.6 pectin   πŸ“š
-0.6 lactobacillus casei (probiotics)   πŸ“πŸ½οΈ Dosages πŸ“š
-0.6 bacillus licheniformis,(probiotics)   πŸ“πŸ½οΈ Dosages πŸ“š
-0.6 bifidobacterium longum (probiotics)   πŸ“πŸ½οΈ Dosages πŸ“š
-0.7 bifidobacterium longum bb536 (probiotics)   πŸ“š
-0.7 broccoli   πŸ“š
-0.7 Cacao   πŸ“πŸ½οΈ Dosages πŸ“š
-0.7 vitamin a   πŸ“πŸ½οΈ Dosages πŸ“š
-0.7 Olive Oil   πŸ“š
-0.7 Tudca   πŸ“š
-0.7 Bofutsushosan   πŸ“š
-0.7 Dendrobium officinale   πŸ“š
-0.7 Alpha-Ketoglutarate   πŸ“š
-0.8 Goji (berry,juice)   πŸ“š
-0.8 brown algae   πŸ“š
-0.8 Dextrin   πŸ“πŸ½οΈ Dosages πŸ“š
-0.8 Rutin   πŸ“πŸ½οΈ Dosages πŸ“š
-0.8 high red meat   πŸ“š
-0.9 fasting   πŸ“š
-0.9 lactobacillus rhamnosus (probiotics)   πŸ“πŸ½οΈ Dosages πŸ“š
-0.9 Guaiacol (polyphenol)   πŸ“š
-0.9 chestnut tannins   πŸ“š
-1 low protein diet   πŸ“š
-1 banana   πŸ“š
-1.1 resistant maltodextrin   πŸ“πŸ½οΈ Dosages πŸ“š
-1.1 vitamin b2,Riboflavin   πŸ“πŸ½οΈ Dosages πŸ“š
-1.2 tea   πŸ“š
-1.2 zinc   πŸ“πŸ½οΈ Dosages πŸ“š
-1.2 fructo-oligosaccharides (prebiotic)   πŸ“πŸ½οΈ Dosages πŸ“š
-1.3 bifidobacterium bifidum (probiotics)   πŸ“πŸ½οΈ Dosages πŸ“š
-1.3 Ursolic acid   πŸ“š
-1.6 Moringa Oleifera   πŸ“š
-1.6 quebracho   πŸ“š
-1.6 fat   πŸ“š
-1.7 Vitamin B9,folic acid   πŸ“πŸ½οΈ Dosages πŸ“š
-1.8 inulin (prebiotic)   πŸ“πŸ½οΈ Dosages πŸ“š
-1.8 resistant starch   πŸ“š
-2.3 lactobacillus plantarum (probiotics)   πŸ“πŸ½οΈ Dosages πŸ“š

All suggestions are computed solely on their predicted microbiome impact. Safety, side-effects etc must be evaluated by your medical professionals before starting. Some items suggests have significant risk of adverse consequences for some people.

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