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Night vision.

Newsgroup: alt.folklore.herbs
From: doherbs.aol.com (DO HERBS)
Date: 26 Jan 1996 12:07:20 -0500
Subject: Re: Night Blindness

>Are there any herbs/foods/supplements to help overcome night blindness? Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

I've had good success with bilberry and eyebright. Take the bilberry at least 2 hours before you actually need it since it takes a couple of hours to actually peak for its highest performance and include eyebright in your daily diet.


From: jmidura.map.com (john midura)

>Are there any herbs/foods/supplements to help overcome night blindness?

Vitamin A (retinol) forms rhodopsin (otherwise known as visual purple) which is necessary for good night vision. You should take Vitamin A in the form of beta-carotene, which your body will convert into A. Don't take too much though. RDA of Vit A is 5,000 i.u. You should be able to safely consume up to 10,000 ui's daily.


From: p_iannone.pop.com (Paul Iannone)

: You should take Vitamin A in the form of beta-carotene, which your body will convert into A.

Poor advice. Someone with night blindness may have it precisely because they are vegetarian and do not convert beta-carotene efficiently. Take animal derived A.



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