Vitamin C Helps Us See

Tip for Keeping Your Eyes Healthy

Scientists at Oregon Health & Science University recently identified yet another benefit provided by vitamin C. In a study published in the Journal of Neuroscience, co-author and senior scientist Henrique von Gersdorff, Ph.D., says nerve cells in the eye require C to stay healthy—the vitamin bathes the cells of the retina and contributes to their proper functioning.

This article appears in the February 2012 issue of Natural Awakenings

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