PreserVision AREDS 2 Eye Vitamin & Mineral Supplement (210 ct) with Lutein and Zeaxanthin, Soft Gels
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Size:210 Count (Pack of 1)
PreserVision Eye Vitamin AREDS 2 Formula builds on the original, clinically proven PreserVision AREDS formula, with lutein and zeaxanthin replacing beta-carotene based on the NEI’s recent Age Related Eye Disease Study 2 (AREDS2). Beta-carotene free, important for smokers and ex-smokers. Patented formula not available in any other brand #1 Doctor recommended brand1 Easy-to-swallow 2 per day soft gels
PreserVision(R) AREDS 2 contains the exact nutrient formula recommended by the National Eye Institute to help reduce the risk of progression of moderate to advanced Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD).*
The AREDS 2 Formula
PreserVision(R) Eye Vitamin AREDS 2 Formula builds on the original, clinically proven PreserVision AREDS formula, with lutein and zeaxanthin replacing beta-carotene based on the NEI’s recent AREDS2 Age Related Eye Disease Study.
- Beta-carotene free, important for smokers and ex-smokers
- Patented formula not available as a store brand
- #1 Doctor recommended brand(1)
- Easy-to-swallow 2 per day soft gels
What the results mean for you
Completed in 2013, AREDS2 was a 5-year clinical study(2) including thousands of patients, conducted by the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health. The AREDS and AREDS2 studies showed that taking a supplement with a precise formula of select vitamins and minerals can help reduce the risk of progression in people with moderate to advanced AMD. The latest study replaced beta-carotene with lutein and zeaxanthin. PreserVision AREDS 2 formula contains the updated formula now recommended by the National Eye Institute.
Can a daily multivitamin alone provide the same vision benefits as an AREDS 2 formulation?
No. The vitamins and minerals tested in the AREDS and AREDS2 trials were provided in much higher doses than what is found in multivitamins. Also, it is important to remember that most of the trial participants took multivitamins. Taking an AREDS formulation clearly provided a benefit over and above multivitamins.
What Is AMD?
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a disease associated with aging that gradually destroys sharp, central vision. Central vision is needed for seeing objects clearly and for common daily tasks such as reading and driving. AMD affects the macula, the part of the eye that allows you to see fine detail. In some cases, AMD advances so slowly that people notice little change in their vision. In others, the disease progresses faster and may lead to a loss of vision in both eyes.(3) AMD is a leading cause of blindness in Americans 65 years of age and older.(4)
Reducing The Risks Of Progression
The exact cause of AMD is unknown, and some risk factors can’t be modified, such as age, heredity, and having light skin or eye color. However, you can reduce other risk factors, by quitting smoking, losing weight, managing cholesterol levels and hypertension, and reducing your exposure to UV light.
Diet and nutrition are also important factors. Unfortunately, many of us do not consume enough eye healthy foods in our diets.(5)
Suggested Adult Use
Take 2 soft gels daily; 1 in the morning, 1 in the evening with food.
Ascorbic acid, gelatin, dl-alpha tocopheryl acetate, glycerin, soybean oil, zinc oxide, marigold flower extract, soy lecithin, yellow beeswax, silicon dioxide, titanium dioxide, cupric oxide, FD&C Red 40, FD&C Blue 1.
Keep out of reach of children.
Store at room temperature.
Ask your doctor if PreserVision(R) AREDS 2 is right for you.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
1. Symphony Health ProVoice Survey, Ocular Vitamin Report, 3/11/15.
2. Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 Research Group. AREDS2 randomized clinical trial. JAMA. 2013:309(19) 2005-15.
3. Adapted from Don’t Lose Sight of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (NIH Publication No. 02-3462) and Age-Related Macular Degeneration: What You Should Know (NIH Publication No. 03-2294).
4. Bressler NM. Age-related Macular Degeneration is the leading cause of blindness: [Commentary by Neil M. Bressler, MD]. JAMA. 2004;291(15):1900–1901.
5. Cordain L, Eaton SB, Sebastian A, Mann N, Lindeberg S, Watkins BA, O’Keefe JH, Brand-Miller J. Origins and evolution of the Western diet: health implications for the 21st century. Am J Clin Nutr. 2005;81(2):341-354.
PreserVision is a trademark of Bausch & Lomb Incorporated or its affiliates. AREDS and AREDS2 are registered trademarks of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). (C)2016 Bausch & Lomb Incorporated. BLS07879 PV2.0058.USA.16