MDeyes delivers the complete AREDS 2 proven low zinc formula,including the specific quality ingredients FloraGLO Lutein and OPTISHARP Zeaxanthin,in a convenient once daily capsule.
The Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) reported in 2001 that a nutritional supplement called the AREDS formulation can reduce the risk of developing advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
In 2006, AREDS2 added lutein/zeaxanthin,omega 3 fatty acids and eliminated beta carotene implicated in lung cancer and reduced evels of zinc.
Lutein, zeaxanthin, and beta-carotene (useful for creation of vitamin A) are carotenoids which are normally made by plants and are especially enriched in green leafy vegetables.
Beta-carotene itself is not found in the eye. In contrast, lutein and zeaxanthin are found in the retina and lens, where they may act as natural antioxidants and help absorb damaging, high-energy blue and ultraviolet light.
Omega-3 fatty acids are made by marine algae and enriched in fish oils; and can health benefits as does regularly eating fish. The AREDS2 study focused on the omega-3 fatty acids DHA and its precursor EPA. DHA is needed for the integrity of the retinal cells.
In the first AREDS trial, taking the original formulation reduced the risk of advanced AMD by about 25 percent over a five-year period.
People at high risk for developing advanced AMD should consider taking the antioxidant-zinc combinations examined in AREDS and AREDS2.
Advanced AMD involves either a breakdown of cells in the retina (called geographic atrophy or dry AMD), or the growth of abnormal blood vessels under the retina (called neovascular or wet AMD). Either of these forms of advanced AMD can cause vision loss.
The AREDS formulations may delay progression of advanced AMD and help preserve your vision.
Taking an AREDS formulation clearly provided a benefit over and above multivitamins. The high levels of vitamins and minerals are difficult to achieve from diet alone.
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High-dose supplemental nutrients can sometimes interfere with medications and compete with other vital nutrients for absorption into the body