Overall Rating for VisiVite i-Defense Gold Formula for Macular Degeneration - 60 capsules
|(based on 3 reviews)| Actually, your vitamins are for Mrs. Jean Morrison, the 80 year old lady who owns the beauty shop where you ship them. She is a dear friend of mine and I act as her "chauffeur" since her Macular Degeneration prevents her from driving.
Very happy with the Gold formula
By Joe Placido on March 20, 2012
She has "waxed" enthusiastically about your vitamins and claims that her eyes feel better and she's able to read a little better, altho she requires a special magnifying glass to do so.
She has the "wet version" of M.D. and still holds out hope for a medical breakthrough. Meanwhile, she is satisfied with your vitamins.
Thank you for your fine service, as well. Your quick responses and your interest in customer satisfaction.
Recently diagnosed with macular degeneration, at present no symptoms. I have actually noticed an improvement in my vision since taking the gold formula. The condition was in family as my mother was diagnosed when she was 55 and the condition worsened to the point at 59 she was no longer able to drive. She is now legally blind. Thank goodness someone is doing research and has come up with a remedy to assist in prolonging eyesight. I feel this is the most important of the senses.
By Clode Dissinger on July 26, 2011
In July of last year, I was diagnosed with wet macular degeneration in the left eye. My opthamologist referred me to a retina specialist near here. When I found out what I had I went to the internet and found your site. I ordered the gold formula and started taking it. I also started taking resveratrol. I have received 4 injections of Avastin. At the last appointment he said if you continue to do so well, the next time we won't treat it just watch it.
Thanks for being there!
By Leroy Miller on January 19, 2011
I had had an appointment with the doctor that referred me to the retina specialist. He looked in my eye and proclaimed "Its gone".
I attribute my fantastic progress to Visivites and the resveratrol. Of course the medical people negate any vitamins or anything but their"medicine".
Thank you for being there when I needed you!.
VisiVite i-Defense Gold Formula for Macular Degeneration - 60 capsules
Question: Do I need a doctors prescription to buy this product or it is of free selling
Answer: All VisiVite supplements are sold without a prescription.
Question: Will it be ok to take VisiVite with simvistin
Answer: There are no known interactions of VisiVite Gold Formula with any cholesterol-lowering agents, including simvastatin.
Question: my husband has Parkinson's and has trouble swallowing. How large is a VisiVite i-Defense Gold Formula Eye Vitamin capsule?
Answer: It's a "size 00", which is moderate-sized. But many customers who have difficulty swallowing open the capsules and put the powdered contents over food or into a beverage.
Question: Where are products made and has an independent lab verified the content claimed for defense gold formula?
Answer: All VisiVite products are made by our GMP-certified laboratory in the USA. Each lot undergoes microbiologic laboratory assessment of raw materials for purity, chemical analysis of potency, and physical analysis of dosage weight, hardness, disintegration and appearance. Additionally, independent laboratory analysis of content is routinely performed by ourselves and others, which confirms full potencies of listed ingredients.
Question: I was about to order a bottle of these for my Mom. She hasn't smoked in 20 years, but is a former smoker. Can she safely take these vitamins? She has dry macular degeneration.
Answer: A higher incidence of lung cancer shown by the ATBC trial in the Netherlands and the CARET study by the National Cancer Institute for patients who were current heavy smokers and taking beta-carotene. No studies looked at former smokers. Most doctors recommend that people who wish to take high dose beta-carotene not have smoked in 10 years. VisiVite recommends an absence of 20 years. If you are concerned, VisiVite Green Formula has all the ingredients of VisiVite Gold Formula, but without beta-carotene.
Question: i am a patient with angioid streaks since 1999. Can I use it?
Answer: Yes, you can. However, while there is no reason that you cannot use VisiVite Gold Formula twice daily, there is not yet evidence that nutritional supplements can reduce the incidence of sub-retinal neovascularization in patients with angioid streaks.
Question: What about Omega 3? Should this be taken in addition?
Answer: You may do that. However, VisiVite Premier Ocular Formula No. 2 contains the very same Omega-3's as are being used in the National Eye Institute's AREDS2 research. You can find more about it by going to http://www.visivite.com/areds2.html. VisiVite Gold Formula contains 50% more Lutein and more than twice the Zeaxanthin of the AREDS2 formula.
Question: Does this supplement work for myopia? I used to take a eye supplement that used to work very well along with eye exercises. Now I wonder if this supplement is specifically targeted towards macular degeneration or for conditions such as myopia as well? Thanks, Harry Ramsay
Answer: VisiVite i-Defense Gold Formula is targeted to support the health of the macula. We recommend its use for patients with moderate to advanced AMD who have not smoked habitually in the past 20 years.
Question: Do these work as well with 'dry' macular degeneration?
Answer: Yes, the iDefense Gold formula is an excellent formula for those who have the dry form of AMD.
Question: I was recently diagnosed with mild MD. The doctor gave me the name of some supplements I could order, which I did. When I received them, I found they contained 80 mg. of Zinc. I was concerned that was far too much, so I returned them for a refund. Do you think there would be a risk in taking the amount of Zinc in your supplements? I have Glaucoma in both eyes and had surgery for it in one eye in June. A cataract was also removed at the same time. Thank you.
Answer: The original Age-Related Eye Disease Trial (AREDS), performed by the National Eye Institute, contained 80 mg of Zinc daily. And Zinc alone was found to be helpful in reducing the progression of macular degeneration.
But AREDS2 is studying whether 25 of Zinc is as effective as 80 mg, and with fewer side effects.
Some VisiVite formulas contain 80 mg of Zinc. But VisiVite Gold Formula only contains 40 mg of Zinc, for reduced side effects.
When taking Zinc, it is important to take small doses of copper to prevent a zinc-induced anemia. All VisiVite formulas include Zinc and Copper in the recommended ratios.
Question: My multi contains 5,000 IU's of Beta Carotene. Is this, coupled with the 25,000 IU's in the Gold Formula, too much? I am not a smoker. Should I switch to the Green formula?
Answer: Why not take our most popular combination? 1). Visivite Gold Formula, 2). Co-Defense Multivitamins, which excludes Vitamins A, C, E, Zinc and copper. On the page, http://www.visivite.com/idefensegold.html, select QUARTERLY AUTO- SHIPMENTS, and you'll get a 3-month supply of VisiVite Gold, Co-Defense, sunglasses, Dr. Krawitz's book, and free shipping with each order.
Question: After an operation on my neck, I have trouble swallowing medium to large capsules - what size are these Defense Gold capsules??
Answer: They are a size '0' capsule. But we would recommend that you open the capsules and empty the contents into food or drink, thereby having to swallow the capsule shell. Many of our customers do just that.
Question: Does it do any good to take Visivite good if at this point you haven't been diagnosed with any eye disease?
Answer: In the absence of current macular disease, we recommend instead, VisiVite Balanced Ocular Support. Visit www.visivite.com/balanced.html.
Question: what about a person who is diabetic can they take this medication ??
Answer: There is no contraindication for patients with either non-insulin or insulin dependent diabetes mellitus.