Thursday, October 4, 2012


AREDS 2 (Age-related Eye Disease Study )commenced in 2006 and we expect the results in 2013. Numerous other studies on nutrition and age-related macular degeneration have shown the benefit of lutein, zeaxanthin and omega-3s, and raised questions about beta-carotene and high zinc levels.  As a result, many optometrists and ophthalmologists are recommending eye supplements similar to that used for AREDS 2 even now.

If you have AMD and are taking an eye vitamin ask your optometrist or ophthalmologist which supplement is best for you.

These are the main differences from AREDS 1:
  The addition of 10mg lutein and 2mg zeaxanthin
   The addition of omega-3 fatty acids:  (650mg EPA, 350mg DHA)
   The elimination of beta-carotene
   The reduction of zinc from 80mg to 25mg

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