How much vitamin B3 per day in glaucoma?
“Participants receiving niacinmore than 21 mg per day(third and fourth quartiles) had a significantly lower risk of glaucoma compared to those who took less than 15.33 mg of niacin per day (first quartile), the researchers found in their paper.
Niacin in the form of nicotinamide has fewer side effects than nicotinic acid. However,At high doses of 500 mg/day or more, nicotinamide can cause diarrhea, easy bruising, and increased bleeding from wounds. Even higher doses of 3,000 mg/day or more can cause nausea, vomiting, and liver damage.
We administered vitamin B3 and pyruvate to 21 patients with glaucoma and moderate visual field loss in at least one eye.Within a few months we noticed a significant improvement in visual functions. Other researchers have reached similar conclusions.
High doses (50 mg or more) of niacin can cause side effects. The most common side effect is the so-called niacin rash, which manifests as burning, tingling in the face and chest, and redness or flushing of the skin.
Ginkgo bilobais one of the most promising dietary supplements for the treatment of glaucoma. It is known to have antioxidant properties, increase blood flow, stabilize mitochondria and protect neurons from damage.
The recommended daily allowance (RDA) for adults over the age of 19 is16 mg NE for men, 14 mg NE for women, 18 mg NE for pregnant women and 17 mg NE for lactating women.
Oral dosage form (extended-release tablets): Adults and children over 16 years of age - initially 500 milligrams (mg) per day, taken at bedtime. After 4 weeks, your doctor will increase the bedtime dose to 1000 mg per day. However, the dose usually does not exceed 2000 mg per day.
New surgical methods for the treatment of glaucoma are reportedMinimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS). These are surgical procedures, usually combined with cataract surgery, to reduce intraocular pressure, with a high safety profile and low efficacy.
Selective Laser Strabismus (SLT)reduces intraocular pressure by stimulating increased fluid drainage from the eye. SLT offers an improved safety profile compared to older glaucoma laser treatments and can reduce eye pressure by up to 20-30%.
Vitamin supplements thought to have an effect on glaucoma include B1, B3, B12, C, A and E. The table on the next page shows some studies, the pros and cons of the five most commonly taken vitamins.