Why should you use VisiVite AREDS 2 PLUS+ Gold Formula?
VisiVite AREDS 2 PLUS+ Gold Formula uses each of
the five ingredients in the Age Related Eye Disease Study, but makes the
following important therapeutic improvements:
Zinc is reduced from 80 mg to 40 mg daily, to reduce
the urinary tract and gastrointestinal side effects experienced by 6% of
the patients in the study. As a result, VisiVite AREDS 2 PLUS+ Gold Formula has less than a 0.1% incidence of side effects that result in
having to discontinue the supplement.
15 mg of FloraGLO brand Lutein, derived naturally
from Marigold Flowers, is added, based upon the results of the Lutein
Antioxidant Supplementation Trial which showed vision improvement in
people that had macular degeneration. This is the highest quality Lutein
available in any macular degeneration nutritional formula.
4.75 mg of OmniXan brand Zeaxanthin, the "super
carotenoid," is added, resulting in improvement in retinal pigmentation,
powerful protection against further damage from ultraviolet light, and
finally, for its powerful antioxidant properties.
Additional antioxidants that prevent further
oxidative stress and damage to the retina are added, including
Bilberry, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Selenium, Grape Seed Extract and
Unlike other popular manufactures that use the
less expensive synthetic
dl-Alpha Vitamin E that has only 50% bioavailability, VisiVite formulas
use naturally derived d-Alpha Vitamin E with 100% bioavailability.
Take one capsule twice daily. Capsules may be opened into food or drink
for patients that have difficulty swallowing.
What is Co-Defense and why do I need it?
Co-Defense is a
multivitamin uniquely formulated for patients who take macular
degeneration supplements based upon the National Eye Institute's Age
Related Eye Disease Study. Co-Defense removes Vitamin A, C, E, Zinc and
Copper - nutrients that already exist in high amounts in VisiVite and
other macular degeneration supplements.
Compared with Centrum Silver, Co-Defense contains twice the levels of
water soluble B vitamins and triple the amount of Lycopene, nutrients
that are of greater importance as we age.