Information regarding the AREDS 2 study and treatments for Macular Degeneration can be found at:
The smallest difference in zinc can make all the difference preserving vision from Advanced Macular Degeneration.
No clinically or statistically significant differences in reported serious adverse events were found in the analyses of the secondary randomization (Table 4).
Frequently Asked Questions about the AREDS 2 trial:
Q. What was the AREDS 2 trial?
A. The AREDS 2 trial was a 5 year study designed to test whether the original AREDS formula could be improved upon. The AREDS 2 trial was conducted by the National Eye Institute. More than 4,000 people, ages 50 to 85, who were at risk for advanced macular degeneration participated in the study.
Q. What is the difference between the AREDS and AREDS 2 formula?
A. Unlike the AREDS formula, the AREDS 2 formula replaced beta-carotene with lutein and zeaxanthin. Lutein and zeaxanthin was shown to provide better protective benefits against advanced macular degeneration while also being safe for both smokers and non-smokers. It is important to note that the AREDS formula is not the same as the AREDS 2 formula.
Q. Who should take the AREDS 2 formula?
A. Macular degeneration patients who are at high risk of progression to the advanced stages of the disease should consider taking the AREDS 2 formula after consulting with their physician.
Q. Will the AREDS 2 formula prevent macular degeneration?
A. No. Currently there is not any therapy that has been proven to prevent macular degeneration.
Q. Why 3mg of Copper?
A. While the antioxidants and zinc may help prevent vision loss from macular degeneration, the sole purpose of copper is to prevent copper deficiency that may be associated with taking high amounts of zinc. Research suggests having a 25:1 ratio of zinc to copper can help offset the potential for a copper deficiency without adding too much copper.
Q. Can I take Visionary’s AREDS 2 formula together with a multi-vitamin?
A. Yes, nine out of ten patients studied in the AREDS 2 trial took a multivitamin. You should consult with your physician before starting a new vitamin regimen.
Q. Why do I need to take Visionary’s AREDS 2 formula when I take a multivitamin?
A. A multivitamin alone does not contain the specific levels of vitamins and minerals that a macular degeneration patient requires. Nor should Visionary’s AREDS 2 formula replace taking a multivitamin.
You should always consult with your eye care professional before starting any dietary supplement regimen.
Visionary Vitamins was founded on the idea to always be looking forward. In 2010, Visionary Vitamins consulted with a large number of well respected Ophthalmologists and Retina Specialists about developing an affordable brand of eye vitamin. Based on the latest scientific research available, we wanted to create a product that would be safe for both smokers and non-smokers. These physicians were not paid consulting fees to sponsor a product; rather, they are ethical doctors who care about their patients. These physicians believed in Visionary Vitamins to deliver high quality, affordable products. Together, we have helped macular degeneration patients across the country. We value and appreciate each and every one of the ophthalmologists and retina specialists we have worked with and regularly consult with them. We seek to continue delivering products that will provide the greatest benefit to the patient at the smallest possible expense. We also value and appreciate each patient that made Visionary Vitamins their choice of eye vitamin; your vision is important to us! We are dedicated to delivering exceptional customer service and products that represent the best value. Special wholesale pricing is available for retina and ophthalmology practices; call us for more information at 855-881-3100.
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1. The Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 (AREDS2) Research Group*. Lutein + Zeaxanthin and Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Age-Related Macular DegenerationThe Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 (AREDS2) Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. 2013;309(19):2005-2015. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.4997
2. Age-Related Eye Disease Study Research Group. A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Clinical Trial of High-Dose Supplementation With Vitamins C and E, Beta Carotene, and Zinc for Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Vision LossAREDS Report No. 8. Arch Ophthalmol. 2001;119(10):1417-1436. doi:10.1001/archopht.119.10.1417
3. 1999 Physician's Desk Reference for Nonprescription Drugs and Dietary Supplements p.834.
4. Prevention's Healing with Vitamins Publication (1996).
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