VisiVite AREDS2 PLUS+ Gold Formula is Vitamin Science's #1 Best-Selling Eye Vitamin for people with macular degeneration. VisiVite Gold Formula Eye Vitamins are based upon the results of several ground-breaking studies, including the National Eye Institute's Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 (AREDS2), the Lutein Antioxidant Supplementation Trial,and several studies demonstrating the antioxidant and v...
Based on AREDS, VisiVite i-Defense Red Formula substitutes 15 mg of FloraGLO brand lutein. In the Lutein Antioxidant Supplementation Trial (LAST), Lutein was shown to improve vision in some patients who also took high doses of antioxidants.VisiVite i-Defense Red Eye Vitamins do not contain beta-carotene and are therefore able to be taken by habitual smokers and former smokers.
In comparison with their AREDS formulas, Preservision soft gels with Lutein substitutes 10 Lutein daily for beta-carotene, since beta-carotene was shown in two large studies to increase the risk of lung cancer in smokers.
Alcon's AREDS-based formula requires two tablets twice daily, and is distinguished by using time-released capsules, which Alcon claims allows for better absorption and less stomach upset. The ingredients include Synthetic rather than Natural Vitamin E.
VisiVite Original AREDS Formula from Vitamin Science duplicates exactly the minerals and antioxidants used in the National Eye Institute's Age Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS). All VisiVite formulas use the higher quality Natural Vitamin E (D-Alpha tocopherol) derived from healthy plant oils rather than Artificial Vitamin E (DL-Alpha tocopherol).
In comparison with the original version, PreserVision gelcaps only require one capsule twice daily. Preservision duplicates the ingredients found to be successful in the AREDS research. The ingredients include Synthetic rather than Natural Vitamin E.
VisiVite Smokers Formula Eye Vitamins are based on AREDS. But because two large population studies showed that the beta-carotene form of Vitamin A increased the risk of lung cancer in habitual smokers, VisiVite Smokers Formula substitutes beta-carotene with 8 milligrams of Lutein.
VisiVite i-Defense E-Free Eye Vitamin Formula contains 20 mg of FloraGLO brand Lutein, 4.75 mg of OPTISHARP Zeaxanthin, numerous antioxidants and minerals used in the Age Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) and Lutein Antioxidant Supplementation Trial (LAST). It does not include Vitamin E, and so may be taken by people on Coumadin (warfarin) and others who wish to avoid high levels of Vitamin E.
Life Extension's Zeaxanthin/Meso-Zeaxanthin formula contains super high levels of the three most highly desired antioxidant carotenoids: Zeaxanthin, Meso-Zeaxanthin, and Lutein, which have been clinically shown to improve Macular Pigment Optical Density (MPOD) and promote macular health. C3G from European Black Currant promotes recovery of vision in dark following bright light exposure.
VisiVite Premier Ocular Formula No. 2 exactly duplicates one of the treatment arms in the National Eye Institute's ongoing AREDS2 trial. In addition to premium ingredients, including 10 mg FloraGLO brand Lutein and 2 mg (2,000 mcg) of OPTISHARP brand Zeaxanthin, VisiVite Premier Ocular Formula No. 2 adds 1706 mg of highly purified and mercury-free ROPUFA Omega-3 fatty acids from deep sea fish oil.