How It Works
Macular Degeneration is a devastating disease that affects millions of people. This sight threatening disease affects the retina which is the ‘seeing film” of the eye. The central retinal areas are affected which can often lead to severe vision loss.
Although there is no cure for Age Related Macular Degeneration, studies done by the prestigious National Institute of Health (NIH) and National Eye Institute (NEI) have shown that using certain nutritional supplements can slow the progression of the disease. There were 2 studies carried out by the National Eye Institute Age Related Eye Disease STUDY (AREDS) and Age Related Eye Disease Study 2 (AREDS 2). AREDS 2 refined the results of AREDS study and provided us with the exact formulation that helps to slow the progression of Macular Degeneration.
The composition of AREDS2 included:
500 milligrams (mg) of vitamin C
400 international units of vitamin E
25 mg zinc as zinc oxide
2 mg copper as cupric oxide
10 mg lutein
2 mg zeaxanthin
There were several changes made in AREDS 2. First it eliminated Beta Carotene and replaced it with Lutein and Zeaxanthin. Beta Carotene was found to increase the risk of cancer particularly in smokers. Addition of Lutein and Zeaxanthin provides the macular support without the added risk of cancer. These nutrients act as natural antioxidants and aid in safeguarding the eyes from ultraviolet rays.
Second change in the formulation was the reduction of Zinc. National Eye Institute noted that “The investigators found no significant changes in the effectiveness of the formulation when they removed beta-carotene or lowered zinc.” https://nei.nih.gov/areds2/PatientFAQ
With the formulation of VISION AND BODY COMPLETE all-natural formula it is easier than ever to get the science based nutrients for both the eye and the body. The formula is based on AREDS 2. It combines the protection for the eyes with the support needed for the body. This is a vegetarian supplement with many advantages. It is gelatin free, gluten free, GMO free, sugar free, dairy free, and soy free. Furthermore, VISION AND BODY COMPLETE contains no Vitamin K. This was done so patients that are on blood thinners can take the supplement without having to worry about drug interactions with blood thinners.
The experienced team of expert doctors believe in creating the highest quality products. To avoid any quality compromise, the manufacturing is done entirely in a USA facility that is FDA certified. We are proud to have our product Made in USA!