Our best-seller VisiVite® AREDS 2 PLUS+ Gold Formula uses each of the five ingredients in the Age Related Eye Disease Study, but makes the following important therapeutic improvements:
- 15 mg of FloraGLO® brand Lutein, derived naturally from Marigold Flowers, is added, which is 50% more than the amount used in the AREDS 2 research. This is the highest quality Lutein available in any macular degeneration nutritional formula.
- 4.75 mg of Omnixan® brand Zeaxanthin, the “super carotenoid,” is added, resulting in improvement in retinal pigmentation, powerful protection against further damage from ultraviolet light, and finally, for its powerful antioxidant properties. Omnixan®, derived from paprika, is the preferred natural R-R configuration of zeaxanthin
- Additional antioxidants that prevent further oxidative stress and damage to the retina are added, including Bilberry, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Selenium, Grape Seed Extract and L-glutathione.
- Zinc is reduced from 80 mg to 40 mg daily, to reduce the urinary tract and gastrointestinal side effects experienced by 6% of the patients in the study. As a result, VisiVite® AREDS 2 PLUS+ Gold Formula has less than a 0.1% incidence of side effects that result in having to discontinue the supplement.
- Unlike other popular manufactures that use the less expensive synthetic dl-Alpha Vitamin E that has only 50% bioavailability, VisiVite® formulas use naturally derived d-Alpha Vitamin E with 100% bioavailability.