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VisiVite® Vitamin Comparison

VisiVite AREDS Alpha Formula VisiVite Lutein+ Formula VisiVite AREDS 2 Select Formula VisiVite AREDS 2 White Formula VisiVite AREDS 2 PLUS Gold Formula
Alpha and Beta Carotene 20,000 IU
Vitamin C 500 mg 500 mg 500 mg 500 mg 500 mg
Vitamin E 400 IU 400 IU 400 IU 400 IU 400 IU
Zinc 80 mg 40 mg 40 mg 40 mg
Copper 2 mg 1 mg 1 mg 1 mg
Lutein 10 mg 10 mg 10 mg 15 mg
 Zeaxanthin 2 mg 2 mg 4.75 mg
Bilberry 50 mg
L-glutathione 10 mg
Selenium 200 mcg
Alpha Lipoic Acid 20 mg
Grape Seed Extract 20 mg


Patient wants to duplicate AREDS. Now with both alpha and beta carotene. Gelatin capsules Based on AREDS, but with 10 mg Lutein instead of beta carotene. Less Zinc for improved tolerability. Vegetarian capsules.  AREDS 2 Formula with 10 mg FloraGLO Lutein and 2 mg OmniXan. Vegetarian capsules Zinc and Copper-Free AREDS 2 Formula with 10 mg FloraGLO Lutein and 2 mg OmniXan. Vegetarian capsules Best selling premium AREDS 2 Formula with more Lutein and Zeaxanthin and multiple additional anti-oxidants. Vegetarian capsules.

Where are these supplements available?

Three formulas from major pharmaceutical manufacturers exist which exactly duplicate the formula in the Age-Related Eye Disease Study. For information regarding the manufacturers and availability of these vitamins, click here. Newer formulas that include the high-dose Lutein and Zeaxanthin shown to improve vision may are found here.


Which vitamins are important?

In that study, specific macular degeneration vitamin ingredients and amounts were found to slow the progression of macular degeneration in those patients with intermediate or advanced disease. It is believed that macular degeneration vitamin contains specific anti-oxidants and Zinc that promote the continued health of the retina and tissues surrounding the retina.


Will taking vitamins prevent macular degeneration?

In the absence of any macular degeneration, there is no research published that shows that taking vitamins can prevent macular degeneration. However, the AREDS study did show, if there was disease in only one eye, that taking proper vitamin supplements prevented or slowed the progress of the disease in the opposite eye. Furthermore, there is now research to support to preventative effects of adding Omega-3 Fatty Acids to people with healthy eyes to reduce their chances of developing age-related macular degeneration.

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