Our eyes enable us to visually perceive our surroundings and are therefore referred to as the most important sensory organs. The eye is a complex organ and can be compared to a camera.
The light that falls through the various components of the eyes reaches the retina and is bundled there. These light rays are converted into electrical stimuli and transmitted to the brain via the optic nerves. For optimal functioning of our eyes, a constant supply of nutrients is of great importance.
The polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is present in high concentrations in the retina. It contributes to the maintenance of normal vision and plays a role in the foetal development of the eyes. Vitamin A is also found in high concentration in the retina. It is indispensable for the visual process and is needed along with riboflavin (vitamin B2) and the trace element zinc for healthy eye function. Since our eyes are susceptible to oxidative stress, an adequate supply of antioxidants is also of great importance.