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VisiVite® i-Defense Gold Formula for Macular Degeneration - 60 capsules

"Our practice has been recommending VisiVite Dry Eye Relief TG-1000 to every dry eye patient we see. The patients love it. They feel a great relief from not having to constantly feel a burning or itching sensation and being free of hourly tear drops. Our practice recommends these products to everyone... (read more)"
Monique M. Barbour, M.D.
"We see approximately 120 patients per week with about 15% having or being at risk for macular degeneration. Using the AREDS as our reference we became aware of the importance of nutritional supplements in the prevention of the progression of macular degeneration. This along with various other studie... (read more)"
Dr. Kendal Piatt, O.D.
"We have been recommending VisiVite for several years. AREDS2 formulation vitamins are the mainstay in the treatment of dry AMD which affects about 1.7 million Americans. We find that the VisiVite vitamins fit the needs of our patients. We can recommend different formulations based on the patients' h... (read more)"
Pamela Weber, M.D.
Retinal Surgeon
"East Florida Eye Institute specializes in the treatment of Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma, Diabetic Eye Disease, and Dry Eye Disease. We recommend the use of VisiVite for all of our Macular Degeneration patients."
Ronald E. P. Frenkel, M.D.
"We recommend that all of our patients take VisiVite AREDS2-based vitamins, due to the evidence based nature of the formula."
Marc Lay, OD
"I've been in practice for 36 years. We see many patients with Macular Degeneration and dry eyes. As a general Ophthalmologist, I see patients with varying Eye problems including cataracts and glaucoma. Based on the AREDS2 study, a vitamin like Visivite is the only treatment for Macular Degeneration ... (read more)"
Martin L Weinhoff, MD
"This combination of nutrients, found in supplements like Ocuvite and VisiVite, is now widely recommended for people with moderate or severe macular degeneration. Current or former smokers may be better off with VisiVite's Smoker's Formula, which leaves out the beta-carotene (beta-carotene supplement... (read more)"
Marvin Moe Bell, M.D., M.P.H.
Physician and Author
"I recommend VisiVite to all my macular degeneration patients. Based on the latest AREDS2 study, lutein and zeaxanthin absorption was increased when beta-carotene was eliminated. Therefore, I advise all my AMD patients to take VisiVite AREDS2 Plus+ Gold Formula for maximal protection, as it contains... (read more)"
Dr. Madeline Cohen, O.D.
Optometrist, F.A.A.O.
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VisiVite i-Defense Gold Formula has been reformulated and improved.

The new name is VisiVite AREDS2 Plus+ Gold Formula, and you can find out about your trusted eye vitamin formula by clicking HERE.

The AREDS2 research proved that beta carotene was not helpful against macular degeneration, that that has been removed. And, the formula is now made using vegetarian capsules and contains NO artificial colors or synthetic ingredients. If you order the item on this page, your order will be automatically upgraded to receive VisiVite AREDS2 PLUS+ Formula.

Contact us if you have any questions.

VisiVite i-Defense Gold Formula is a potent macular degeneration supplement for non-smokers. People who last habitually smoked more than 20 years ago may also take it.

It contains 15mg FloraGLO brand Lutein, Anti-Oxidants, Zinc and 4.75mg OPTISHARP brand Zeaxanthin to promote retinal health in patients who have macular degeneration. This product contains 25,000 IU of beta-carotene.

Based upon AREDS formula. Requires only two capsules per day. Made with Natural Vitamin E for better bioavailability. Less Zinc for improved tolerability.

VisiVite i-Defense Gold Formula Supplement Facts: 25,000 IU beta carotene, 15 mg lutein, 4.75 mg zeaxanthin, 500 mg ascorbic acid, 400 IU vitamin E, 40 mg zinc oxide, 1 mg cupric oxide, vitamin B6 20 mg, Bilberry 50 mg, Alpha Lipoic Acid 20 mg, Grape Seed Extract 20 mg, L-glutathione 10 mg, Selenium 200 mcg

Based on AREDS2, but with more lutein and zeaxanthin added, in addition to selenium for antioxidant activity. Beta-carotene has been removed in this formula's successor, VisiVite AREDS2 PLUS+ Gold Formula

VisiVite i-Defense Gold Formula Supplement Facts: 25,000 IU beta carotene, 15 mg lutein, 4.75 mg zeaxanthin, 500 mg ascorbic acid, 400 IU vitamin E, 40 mg zinc oxide, 1 mg cupric oxide, vitamin B6 20 mg, Bilberry 50 mg, Alpha Lipoic Acid 20 mg, Grape Seed Extract 20 mg, L-glutathione 10 mg, Selenium 200 mcg

Question: Is i-defense &quot;gold&quot; free of fish allergens - not listed as &quot;white&quot; formula. Tks.<br /> Answer: VisiVite i-Defense Gold has been replaced by VisiVite AREDS2 Gold Plus Formula, which is free of fish allergens. You can read more about it by visiting<br /><br />Question: Is the I Defense Gold gluten free?<br /> Answer: Now replaced by VisiVite AREDS2 PLUS+ Gold Formula, VisiVite &quot;Gold&quot; Formula is gluten-free. So are all VisiVite formulas.<br /><br />Question: what is the sell by date on the capsules if purchased today?<br /> Answer: VisiVite products all have expiration dating that is between 1-3 years from today's date.<br /><br />Question: My doctor has informed me that I need to stop taking the vitamins for two weeks prior to spinal injections. I rely on these vitamins, what alternatives are available.<br /> Answer: If your doctor's concern is taking Vitamin E before surgery, you can take VisiVite E-Free Formula instead ( But check with your doctor first.<br /><br />Question: Is there a like product that smokers can take?<br /> Answer: Yes, you may take our VisiVite AREDS 2 plus Gold formula.<br /><br />Question: how large are the tablets as i have problem swallowing big tabs<br /> Answer: They are capsules which can be pulled apart and the contents emptied into a cold beverage or soft, cold food such as pudding, applesauce or yogurt.<br /><br />Question: Can the vitamins be chewed or crushed?<br /> Answer: No, but for people who have difficulty swallowing, the capsules can readily be opened and the powder content sprinkled into a drink or over food.<br /><br />Question: Any adverse reactions with blood pressure meds?<br /> Answer: None reported.<br /><br />Question: Hi, my name is Jane, 45 years old, my macular was damaged by a car accident 6 month ago, my left eye central vision almost none. Just wondering if this product can help for my vision? Thanks.<br /> Answer: While there is no evidence that any supplement can help a retina scarred by trauma, you may want to consider nutritionally supporting your opposite and only eye with remaining central vision.<br /><br />Question: I smoke about 6 cigarettes a day, does that mean I shouldn't take this formula, do you recommend another?<br /> Answer: With regular smoking of 6 cigarettes per day, we'd recommend VisiVite Green Formula without beta-carotene. You can find out more at<br /><br />Question: Do I need a doctors prescription to buy this product or it is of free selling<br /> Answer: All VisiVite supplements are sold without a prescription.&#8203;<br /><br />Question: Will it be ok to take VisiVite with simvistin<br /> Answer: There are no known interactions of VisiVite Gold Formula with any cholesterol-lowering agents, including simvastatin.<br /><br />Question: my husband has Parkinson's and has trouble swallowing. How large is a VisiVite i-Defense Gold Formula Eye Vitamin capsule?<br /> Answer: It's a &quot;size 00&quot;, 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.<br /><br />Question: Where are products made and has an independent lab verified the content claimed for defense gold formula?<br /> 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.<br /><br />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.<br /> 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.<br /><br />Question: i am a patient with angioid streaks since 1999. Can I use it?<br /> 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.<br /><br />Question: What about Omega 3? Should this be taken in addition?<br /> 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 VisiVite Gold Formula contains 50% more Lutein and more than twice the Zeaxanthin of the AREDS2 formula.<br /><br />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<br /> 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.<br /><br />Question: Do these work as well with 'dry' macular degeneration?<br /> Answer: Yes, the iDefense Gold formula is an excellent formula for those who have the dry form of AMD.<br /><br />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.<br /> 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.<br /> <br /> But AREDS2 is studying whether 25 of Zinc is as effective as 80 mg, and with fewer side effects.<br /> <br /> Some VisiVite formulas contain 80 mg of Zinc. But VisiVite Gold Formula only contains 40 mg of Zinc, for reduced side effects.<br /> <br /> 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.<br /><br />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?<br /> 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,, 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.<br /><br />Question: After an operation on my neck, I have trouble swallowing medium to large capsules - what size are these Defense Gold capsules??<br /> 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.<br /><br />Question: Does it do any good to take Visivite good if at this point you haven't been diagnosed with any eye disease?<br /> Answer: In the absence of current macular disease, we recommend instead, VisiVite Balanced Ocular Support. Visit<br /><br />Question: what about a person who is diabetic can they take this medication ??<br /> Answer: There is no contraindication for patients with either non-insulin or insulin dependent diabetes mellitus.<br /><br />
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63% Recommend this product (5 of 8 responses)
By Anne
August 22, 2013
Macular Degeneration has not progressed
So far the vitamins seem to be working for me. I was diagnosed with the start of Macular Degeneration about 3 years ago.

So far the prognosis has been good. It is still dry as of my last test and was recommended that I take AREDS2 vitamins which is what I ordered and will start taking tomorrow.
By Nancy
May 29, 2013
My doctor was amazed!
I was diagnosed with beginning stages of macular several years ago. I began taking the Gold Formula immediately along with the Co-Defense. My doctor was amazed a year later when my vision actually improved! the macular has not advanced. As a matter of fact one of the technicians who tested my vision was so impressed she asked me for your site information for her mother.
By Garland Vowell
January 25, 2013
My AMD is stabilized
I was diagnosed with AMD in 2008. I have been taking the Gold formula since Dec 2008. I also started taking the Dry Eye Relief formula in Dec 2009. The combination of the two formulas has kept the AMD stable. My right eye is much worse than the left, but has not gotten any worse. I am a 100% service-connected disabled veteran, so I have to go to the VA Optometry Clinic. They recommended and prescribed Ocuvite, but I found that your formulas were much better.
By Jacque
January 11, 2013
So pleased, I got my husband to start taking them
My Optometrist recommended these eye vitamins, I don't know how many years ago, but several. He has not seen any more deteriorazation in my eyes since I started taking them, so I can only assume that they are doing their job. At any rate, I take them faithfully. This past year I put my husband on them. He does alot of close up work and was having trouble seeing it. I really can't say how he has improved but I don't hear him complaining as much about not being able to see.
By Loleta
September 5, 2012
My doctor said to keep doing what I'm doing!
Dear Sir: I want to thank you for making the Gold formula. I have used different products over the last 20 years for my eyes. The last several years by Dr. recommend the VisiVite. He told me the last time I was there that I could really see better than what my eye exam revealed and whatever I was doing to keep it up. And I have only you to thank for it . Money doesn't go very far so I do appreciate your multiple pricing. Thank you
By Joe Placido
March 20, 2012
Very happy with the Gold formula
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.
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.
By Clode Dissinger
July 26, 2011
Improved Vision
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.

Thank You
Clode Dissinger
By Leroy Miller
January 19, 2011
Thanks for being there!
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.
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!.

Leroy Miller
Bellwood, Pennsylvania
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