AREDS 2 (Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2)
The AREDS2 results were published May 5, 2013 by the National Eye Institute in JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association.
VisiVite offers three formulas that are based upon the AREDS2 results, each with naturally-sourced Lutein and Zeaxanthin, vegetarian capsules, and no synthetic additives:
- VisiVite AREDS 2 PLUS+ Gold Formula - our best seller, which exceeds the ingredients found in AREDS 2
- VisiVite AREDS 2 Select Formula - a premium natural AREDS 2 formula
- VisiVite AREDS 2 White Formula - AREDS 2 without zinc and copper, shown by genetic testing to be valuable for many people at risk for macular degeneration or those have undergone genetic testing and been found to be most responsive to formulas without zinc
The publication of these results can be found here:
- A modified AREDS Formula with both Lutein and Zeaxanthin, but without beta-carotene, was 18% more effective than AREDS1.
- Lutein and Zeaxanthin absorption was improved when beta-carotene was removed from the formula.
- Beta carotene was again proven to increase lung cancer in former smokers.
- No significant decrease in benefit was found with 25 mg Zinc versus 80 mg.
- Standard Omega 3s with predominantly EPA were not found to be beneficial in Grade 3 and 4 macular degeneration patients.
Men are especially advised to take a supplement such as VisiVite AREDS2 Plus+ Gold Formula that contains selenium, based on the results of the Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial. VisiVite AREDS2 Plus+ Formula contains 400 IU Vitamin E and 200 mcg Selenium, just as found in that study, which found the following risk of prostate cancer in healthy man taking:
- Vitamin E 400 IU risk: 1.6 (higher risk)
- Selenium 200 mcg risk: 0.8 (lower risk)
- Vitamin E plus Selenium risk: 0.4 (much lower risk)
VisiVite AREDS 2 PLUS+ Gold Formula contains high levels of both Lutein and Zeaxanthin, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Zinc and Copper, just as recommended by this latest research. Compared with AREDS 2, VisiVite AREDS2 Plus+ Gold Formula contains:
- 50% more Lutein
- 138% more Zeaxanthin
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