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Bausch + lomb preservision eye vitamin for teens, is this good?

Bausch + lomb preservision eye vitamin for teens, is this good?

No: Taking macular degeneration supportive eye vitamins which have limited non eye benefits and are above the rda value for a teen without the disease, is not advised. If your teen wants to take a vitamin, use a daily multiple/mineral supplement for general purpose use. ...Read more

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Is lutein supplement good for the eyes and myopia?

Is lutein supplement good for the eyes and myopia?

Sort of: Lutein is an essential vitamin for the retina. It has no known effect on myopia or nearsightedness. In the diet, lutein is found in high concentrations in dark, green leafy vegetables, like kale and mustand greens, and in egg yolks. ...Read more

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Want to take supplement for vision health. Areds2? Have floaters, dry eye & ocular migraine. Take Carlson finest fish oil daily +multi vitamin.

Want to take  supplement for vision health.  Areds2? Have floaters, dry eye & ocular migraine. Take Carlson finest fish oil daily +multi vitamin.

Good diet: If your diet is deficient in green and red veggies, 10 mg of lutein and 2 mg of zea xanthine is good. The AREDS2 formulation is good for preventing intermediate dry macular degeneration from progressing to the wet form. You don't need it if you don't already have macular degeneration. Omega 3 is good for dry eye and depression. Multivits are worthless if you have a reasonable diet. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Will taking lutein and beta-carotenes improve eye problems?

Will taking lutein and beta-carotenes improve eye problems?

Yes: Zeaxanthin and lutein are the only carotenoids known to concentrate specifically in the eye. They are believed to help filter damaging light and prevent free radical damage to the delicate structures in the back of the eye, and is useful in a number of eye problems. For example, you can take it to prevent or slow macular degeneration., may improve vision for cataract sufferers too. ...Read more

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Are vitamins containing lutein any good?

Are vitamins containing lutein any good?

Lutein: Yes. A number of studies have found that lutein and zeaxanthin either help prevent age-related macular degeneration or may slow progression of the disease. ...Read more

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Does lutein for eye floaters work well?

Does lutein for eye floaters work well?

No: It has no effect on eye floaters. There is no medication or vitamin that will have an effect on them. ...Read more

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Can the supplement ocuvite help glaucoma?

Can the supplement ocuvite help glaucoma?

No prove evidence : There is no evidence that this vitamin will aid in the treatment of glaucoma. It is purely for slowing the progression of moderate dry macular degeneration. ...Read more

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Is astaxanthin helpful w/ dry macular degeneration?

Is astaxanthin helpful w/ dry macular degeneration?

Possible: This is an antioxident supplement, but once damage is done it probably wont help. On the other hand if you dont hve side effects it cannot hurt to try. ...Read more

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What are lutein supplements for?

What are lutein supplements for?

See below: Certain supplements have been shown to help patients with the moderate to severe forms of macular degeneration (vitamin c, vitamin, e, zinc, beta carotene) in the age-related eye disease study (areds). The results of areds2 will be out next year and will answer if lutein, zeaxanthine, and omega-3 fatty acids (dha, epa) help this disease also. ...Read more

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Are eye health supplements effective?

Are eye health supplements effective?

To some degree: Most supplements have little benefit for the eye's health. A large study called areds found that patients at high risk for developing macular degeneration showed decreased risk with use of a combination of vitamins a, e, c, zinc and copper. No other scientific study has shown a true benefit (or necessity) of supplements to ward off disease in otherwise healthy eyes. ...Read more

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Are vitamins needed for our eyes?

Are vitamins needed for our eyes?

Vitamin ACE: Yes, vitamin a, c, and e are particularly vital along with other vitamins Amino Acids and trace elements. ...Read more

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Are crizal lenses recommended for myopic eyes?

Are crizal lenses recommended for myopic eyes?

Maybe: Crizal is an anti-reflective and anti-scratch coating that will allow more light through your glasses and make them last longer. It is a reasonable investment. ...Read more

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How do lutein, zeaxanthin affect breast cancer?

How do lutein, zeaxanthin affect breast cancer?

Modulate inflamation: These are natural carotenoids found in dark-green leafy vegetables and in egg yolks. These compounds may exert anti-inflammatory benefits along with preventing free-radical damage. This is all hypothetical or science based and there is little clinical evidence. Still a diet rich in vegetables is always a good idea! ...Read more

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What are the warnings for using lutein supplements?

What are the warnings for using  lutein supplements?

None: Lutein supplements are given as an adjunct for the support of the health of the macula. This is largely theoretical but there is a large nih study underway currently to study this particular substance. Since the fda does not regulate health store supplements, if you feel lutein is of value, get them from a source from a major pharmaceutical company like alcon or bausch and lom. ...Read more

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Are prenatal vitamins with soybeans safe?

Are prenatal vitamins with soybeans safe?

Generally as long: Generally as long as your not allergic to soy or soy products and if you are not sure consult with your doctor about taking an allergy test. Before taking or consuming soy or soy based products. ...Read more

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Are beta-carotene supplement dangerous ?

Are beta-carotene supplement  dangerous ?

Possibly in smokers: Some studies have found high doses of beta carotene in smokers increases lung cancer risk, yet other studies have found it doesn't increase risk. Antioxidants work as a team & the studies showing increased risk gave beta carotene without other antioxidants to balance it. See http://tinyurl.com/p34vo4b It's wiser to take mixed carotenoids & get through diet. If you smoke use caution-better to quit! ...Read more

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Why is breast milk best for babies? Some formulas have added DHA & lutein..

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Why is breast milk best for babies? Some formulas have added DHA & lutein..

See below: Breast milk has a lot more. Immunoglobulin a, pro- and prebiotics protects infant from developing infection. Iron in breast milk is easily absorbed. Breast-fed infants are less likely die from sids (sudden infant death syndrome) as well. ...Read more

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