Vitalux Areds with Lutein (Timed Release Tablets)

Vitalux is a brand of Vitamins specially developed for the eyes of people over the age of fifty. It contains clinically proven formulation that may delay the progression of Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and help to preserve vision - ASK your doctor about it!

Ok What do you mean when you say clinically proven?

For years experts presumed that nutrition played a role in the development of AMD. So in 1992, the U.S. national Eye Institute initiated the Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) to see if high doses of antioxidant vitamins, minerals  and zinc would have any effect on people with the dry form of AMD. the goal was to determine if these supplements could stop, or slow down the progression of AMD and resulting vision loss.

In the end , after almost seven years of study, the results were analyzed and proved that people with the highest risk of developing advanced AMD could significantly lower that risk by approximately 25%, simply by supplementing there diets with a specific vitamin and mineral formulation every day. The target formula from the study is:

Vitalux Areds with Lutein (Timed Release Tablets)
Vitalux Areds with Lutein (Timed Release Tablets)
Viitamin/Mineral Total Daily Dose
Beta Carotene 25 000 IU
Vitamin C 500 mg
Vitamin E 400 UI
Zinc 80 mg
Copper 2 mg

Vitalux is a range of vitamin products designed to provide the vitamins needed by the eye. There are three formulations: Vitalux® AREDS, the only multivitamin/multi mineral specifically formulated in response to the Age-Related Eye Disease Study; it also contains lutein and zeaxanthin. Vitalux®-S, a new multi mineral supplement that, except for beta carotene, contains the same ingredients that were shown to delay the progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and reduce vision loss in the Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) more

Please note: if you are a smoker or recent ex-smoker choose the Vitalux product without beta carotene! Vitalux S (Vitamins for smokers)
Vitalux S (Vitamins for smokers)
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"The absence of beta carotene is in response to another major study (2) that linked supplemental beta carotene taken by smokers and recent ex-smokers to an increased incidence of lung cancer and an increased risk of death from lung cancer, cardiovascular disease, and other causes." (2. Effects of a combination of Beta Carotene and Vitamin A on Lung Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease. The New England Journal of medicine, May 1996.)

Vitalux AREDS contains the same ingredients as the AREDS target formulation (above). Two Vitalux AREDS tablets provide the same daily dose of vitamins and minerals that were proven to reduce the risk of advanced AMD and prevent vision loss. In addition, the daily dosage of Vitalux AREDS provides 6 mg of lutein, plus zeaxanthin, which were shown in other studies to benefit people with AMD.

Ok well if I eat all the right kinds of foods won't I get the same vitamins and minerals that are in Vitalux?

Technically yes. But practically speaking, obtaining the high doses of the specific antioxidant vitamins and minerals found in Vitalux would be virtually impossible from diet alone.

Can I take a multivitamin in stead of, or in addition to, Vitalux?

The quantities of antioxidant vitamins and minerals often found in daily multivitamins are far below what's been proven to prevent the progression of AMD. Vitalux on the other hand, is specially formulated to help delay the progression of AMD - something daily vitamins cannot do. There is usually no harm is taking both types of vitamins however it's worth checking with your doctor.