VisiVite, AREDS 2 Zinc-Free White Eye Vitamin Formula
A naturally-sourced, vegetarian, no-zinc AREDS 2 eye vitamin for genetically-targeted macular health. VisiVite AREDS 2 Zinc-Free White has:
- 10 mg Natural FloraGLO® Lutein from marigolds
- 2 mg Natural OmniXan® Zeaxanthin from paprika
- Vcaps® Plus Natural vegetarian capsules
- No Synthetic Ingredients, sugars or artificial fillers
- No Artificial Colors or Flavors
- No zinc or copper
The National Eye Institute's publication of the AREDS2 results in May 2013 demonstrated the effectiveness of targeted high-dose nutritional supplementation in the slowing and prevention of age-related macular changes.
Specifically, the research showed that:
- The carotenoids Lutein and Zeaxanthin were 18% more effective than the original AREDS formula which contained beta-carotene.
- Lutein and Zeaxanthin absorption were improved when beta-carotene was removed.
And yet, several studies suggest that in people with specific complement factor risk alleles, the mineral zinc may negate the benefits of other crucial macular-supportive antioxidants.This is a particularly common scenario in people aged 40-65 who do not yet have macular degeneration, but who have first degree relatives (father, mother, brother, sister) who have lost vision from the condition.
VisiVite AREDS2 No-Zinc White Formula contains Lutein, Zeaxanthin, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E, but not zinc or copper, as recommended by this research.