We focus so often on the health of our body that we forget our eyes are PART of our body. Proper nutrition helps all of our body, including our eyes.
During the time when infants and children are rapidly growing, ensuring they receive sufficient EFAs (essential fatty acids, including Omega fatty acids) is crucial.
“Adequate amounts of DHA and other omega-3 fatty acids in the diet of pregnant women also appears to be important in normal infant vision development.” (allaboutvision.com)
Studies have also shown that sufficient intake of Omega fatty acids during adulthood may aid in protecting and/or preventing age-related macular degeneration and dry eye syndrome. Essential fatty acids help with circulation and helping to drain intraocular fluid, which reduces eye pressure and may help lower the risk of glaucoma.
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is an Omega 3 acid. It has been found that the retina has the highest concentration of DHA. Deprivation of DHA may contribute to failing eye health, such as degradation of the retina and visual impairment.
The Omega fatty acids in hempseed and hempseed oil are in the perfect ratio needed by the human body. Because hemp is so nutrient dense, it is the perfect food for the body, AND the eyes.