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Copper doesn’t help your macular degeneration. Surprised?
This post is a bit technical. But I think it’s worth your while to know this information, and I believe that you’ll be impressed with the detail that goes into making sure that you’re getting the lutein and zeaxanthin amounts that you’re paying for.
The staff at Vitamin Science Inc. share the singular vision that VisiVite products must be considered to be the world's leader for quality and distinction. 
Research published in 2015 by the U.S. National Eye Institute showed that 6 AREDS 2 ingredients were critical in supporting the health of the eye in macular degeneration. This article explains the development and final conclusions of that research.
Published studies support that 40 mg zinc and 1 mg copper, in a 40 to 1 ratio, has lower side effects and no significant difference in efficacy for macular degeneration when compared with 80 mg zinc and 2 mg copper as a daily dose. Furthermore, some people with specific complement factors may do worse with zinc.
Not all vitamin E is the same. Many cheap supplement manufacturers cut corners by using synthetic vitamin E -- a more affordable form (dl-alpha-tocopheryl) that "does less" than natural vitamin E.
FloraGLO® Lutein, derived from Marigold flowers, is the quality, lutein ingredient brand used in a majority of clinical trials worldwide* and the lutein ingredient brand most recommended by doctors**.
This article explains the differences between the AREDS vs AREDS 2 studies.
Research indicates that a number of natural compounds can optimize vision health and assist with common vision problems.
Turmeric has been used in cooking for thousands of years. This spice is becoming increasingly known for being more than just a way to add flavor to food. Its medicinal properties have been slowly revealing themselves over the centuries. Today, science is finding a growing list of conditions that may benefit from turmeric.
Similar to Vitamin E, which has active Right-handed and inactive Left-handed isomers, there are three optical isomers of Zeaxanthin: R-R form found in Nature (corn, persimmons, kale, turnip greens, collard greens, romaine lettuce, broccoli, zucchini, peas, brussel sprouts, red peppers), Meso-zeaxanthin (R-L form) found only in the primate retina but nowhere else in the body, and L-L form, which is not found in nature.
The AREDS2 results were published May 5, 2013 by the National Eye Institute in JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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