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VisiVite® AREDS Lutein Plus+ Eye Vitamin for Smokers - 1 month supply

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Monique M. Barbour, M.D.
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"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.
Optometrist
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"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
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"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.
Ophthalmologist
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"We recommend that all of our patients take VisiVite AREDS2-based vitamins, due to the evidence based nature of the formula."
Marc Lay, OD
Optometrist
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"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
Ophthalmologist
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"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
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"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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AREDS Lutein Plus+ Eye Vitamin for Smokers

NOW WITH 10 mg LUTEIN - An AREDS lutein eye vitamin for smokers, with no beta carotene.

The National Eye Institute's Age Related Eye Disease Study, published in 2001, showed that high potency nutritional supplementation slowed the progression of macular degeneration. However, this formula included the precursor form of Vitamin A, known as beta-carotene, which was shown in two large studies to increase the risk to smokers. Therefore, it is widely considered by ophthalmologists, optometrists and other physicians to be unsafe for smokers and former habitual smokers to take the National Eye Institute formula.

VisiVite AREDS Lutein+ Formula includes four out of five of the ingredients in the National Eye Institute vitamin supplement formula but makes one important substitution. Rather than using the carotenoid, beta carotene, VisiVite AREDS Lutein Macular Degeneration Formula uses 10 mg lutein derived from Marigold flowers. Additionally, unlike other manufactures that use artificial dl-Alpha Vitamin E, VisiVite uses naturally derived d-Alpha Vitamin E. Take twice daily. May be opened into food or drink for patients that have difficulty swallowing.

Smokers are advised not to take high doses of beta-carotene. This formula replaces beta-carotene with the more desirable carotenoid, lutein, in a cost-effective twice-daily gelatin capsule format. No artificial colors or synthetic ingredients.

Note: 10 mg Lutein contains approximately 500 mcg zeaxanthin.

VisiVite Lutein+ Smokers Formula Supplement Facts. 10 mg lutein, 500 mg ascorbic acid, 400 IU vitamin E, 40 mg zinc oxide, 1 mg cupric oxide

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