Family Eyecare Associates Blog
Posted January 3, 2017 at 06:00 PM by Sarah Riley
Are you at risk for macular degeneration? Have you considered vitamins or nutritional therapy? Family Eyecare Associates only promotes vitamins proven effective in studies.
Ocular Nutraceuticals proven effective: AREDS 2
The National Eye Institute's publication of the AREDS2 results in May 2013 demonstrated the effectiveness of targeted high-dose nutritional supplementation in the slowing and prevention of age-related macular changes.
Specifically, the newest research showed:
The carotenoids Lutein and Zeaxanthin were 18% more effective than the orginal AREDS formula which contained beta-carotene. Lutein and Zeaxanthin absorption were improved when beta-carotene was removed.
A study published by Dr. Carl C Awh in the professional journal, of Ophthalmology, showed that when people with genetic make-up that includes one or two complement factor H (CFH) risk alleles is present, the mineral zinc may negate the benefits of other crucial macula-supportive antioxidants. This is a particularly common scenario in patients aged 40-65 who do not yet have macular degeneration, but who have have a first degree relative (father, mother, brother, sister) who have lost vision from the condition.
VisiVite AREDS2 No-Zinc White Formula contains high levels of Lutein, Zeaxanthin, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E, as recommended int he latest research.
For more informtion regarding which nutraceuticals might be best for you, ask your eye doctor.
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