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Fennel seed isolate protects eyesight

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 Posted 11/15/2011 7:15:06 AM
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An isolate from the seeds of the common herb, fennel has been shown to block the conversion of glucose to sorbitol through the inhibition of the aldose reductase enzyme.  Diabetic retinopathy, or loss of eyesight from diabetes, can occur in diabetics when glucose levels are too high, creating a situation where the excess glucose elevates sorbitol levels. Too much sorbitol trapped in the cells of the retina can damage nerves, and retina cells leading to, neuropathy, cataracts and eventually loss of vision.  trans-anethole isolated from fennel seeds has been shown to inhibit aldose reductase, thus preventing the conversion of glucose to sorbitol.

Even without the complications of diabetes, people eat way too much sugar so this could be a natural preventative for everyone.

LEF might want to consider adding the trans-anethole isolate to their eye support formula(s).

In the meantime, fennel sees are an easy thing to incorporate into your diet, especially for diabetics.

-Tom

Inhibition of aldose reductase and anti cataract action of trans-anethole isolated from Foeniculum vulgare.


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But isn't sorbitol used as a sugar substitute for diabetics?
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Yes it was but it may not be such a good thing after all..

The link between sorbitol and diabetes


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Great information!  I am thinking of my favorite Indian restaurants where fennel seeds are offered to chew after a meal to aid digestion, freshen breath and now to protect eyesight!
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I wonder if I recollect well that fennel (and ginger?) can increase digestive enzymes. Do you know?

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albedo (11/22/2011)
I wonder if I recollect well that fennel (and ginger?) can increase digestive enzymes. Do you know?


Hi Albedo,
I remember reading that both are good for digestion. Ginger has always been the folk remedy for upset stomachs.


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albedo (11/22/2011)
I wonder if I recollect well that fennel (and ginger?) can increase digestive enzymes. Do you know?


Hi Albedo,
I remember reading that both are good for digestion. Ginger has always been the folk remedy for upset stomachs.

Yes, exactly what I thought. Thank you Tom.
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Just researching a bit on this (sorry, not directly related to eyesight, thought to post it here):

" .... plants with a significant body of research supporting the claims that they have a digestive action, with particular emphasis on clinical data. The plants that have a substantial body of data in support of their digestion-enhancing activities mainly belong to one of three groups: bitter, aromatic and pungent plants. Amongst the most important we can find ginger, peppermint, aniseed and fennel, citrus fruits, dandelion and artichoke, melissa and chamomile, but many more have a significant body of experimental data available...."

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22010973





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I have floaters or spider webs infront of my eyes and they are getting worse, the optometrits have told me that these are not currable I must just live with them, this is so irritating you feel taking your eye out, please help me, how can I get rid of this.
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Welcome to the Forums, Lihles.

Am not aware of any supplements that help this condition.  There is a procedure whereby the vitreous fluid is drained and filtered, but it requires a long and difficult recovery.


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