A recent study was published in JAMA Ophthalmology that details the analysis of 10 years of AREDS2 data, which shows that the AREDS2 formula is more effective at reducing the risk of AMD progression when compared to the original AREDS formula.
The original AREDS formula contained beta carotene but due to it causing an increased risk of lung cancer for current smokers as well as those who had a smoking history, the AREDS2 formula was created using the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin to replace the beta carotene.
After analyzing the ten year's worth of data, researchers discovered that not only did the AREDS2 formulation reduce the risk of lung cancer, it also was more effective in reducing the risk of macular degeneration progression by 26%.
VisiVite is proud of our commitment to providing the highest quality AREDS2 supplements. We offer a zinc-free option for customers who are unable to take formulas with zinc as well as vitamin E free option for people who are on prescription blood thinners as well as a chewable formula. Our AREDS2 formulas are manufactured here in the United States using premium V-Caps vegetarian capsules and do not include any synthetic ingredients.