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What is the dosage of the areds formulation?

What is the dosage of the areds formulation?

Original Formulation: 1)vitamin c 500 mg 2)vitamin e 400 iu (while high dose vitamin e may increase risk prostate cancer dose left unchanged) 3)beta-carotene 15 mg 4)zinc oxide 80 mg 5)cupric oxide 2 mg the areds2 modifications to reduce macular degeneration and cataracts include: 1) 10 mg lutein & 2 mg zeaxanthin 2) 350 mg dha and 650 mg epa 3) no beta-carotene (use increases lung cancer in smokers 4) 25 mg zinc. ...Read more

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Areds dosage for mac degeneration? Where to get the supplement?

Areds dosage for mac degeneration? Where to get the supplement?

Standard dose: This is packaged in over the counter formulation with the AREDS formula and usually in addition Lutein and Zeaxantin. You cannot buy it in any thing but the proper dose and in most cases this is two of the pills per day.All drugs stores carry this as well as supplement and health food stores. It is also available on line for less cost. ...Read more

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Reports on the areds 2 suggest the formulation had no effect. Should i still buy the 2 formulation or will the areds 1 formulation still suffice?

Reports on the areds 2 suggest the formulation had no effect.  Should i still buy the 2 formulation or will the areds 1 formulation still suffice?

Get AREDS2: Areds 2 is a better formulation because it takes into account new data that has just come out regarding treatment for dry macular degeneration. Remember to consult your primary care doctor to see if it is ok to take high dose vitamins. ...Read more

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Who should take the areds formulation?

People with AMD: The areds and areds 2 studies looked at patients with macular degeneration. If you have macular degeneration, you should take areds vitamins. Similarly, many feel that if you are at risk for macular degeneration you should also take them. These vitamins haven't been shown to reduce risk of cataracts or glaucoma, but antioxidants such as these have been shown to be helpful in some studies for these. ...Read more

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Can a daily multivitamin alone provide the same high levels of antioxidants and zinc as the areds formulation?

Can a daily multivitamin alone provide the same high levels of antioxidants and zinc as the areds formulation?

Depends: It depends on the multivitamin. Several of them have doses of the areds supplements which are similar or equal to those of the areds study. In addition, the areds 2 study demonstrated that 25mg of zinc (a level not much higher than most multivitamins) was just as effective as 80 mg. Bottom line - read the label to be sure. Also, some of the the areds vitamins are available with a multivitamin. ...Read more

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Are areds 2 supplements completely ineffective given the recent reports on the study? If so, I should stick w/ the areds 1 formula?

Are areds 2 supplements completely  ineffective given the recent reports on the study? If so, I should stick w/ the areds 1 formula?

NO. AREDS 2 : Or the age related eye study part 2 resulted in a modification of the recommendations for patients so that lutein and zeaxanthine could be substituted for beta carotene. Given the potential for lung cancer, i would recommend switching. The single dose of omega 3 in the study did not show benefit at the 3 year mark so it is not included in areds 2. ...Read more

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If I'm taking Areds Preservision tablets and centrum silver for women , is it ok to take true vision for weight loss?

If I'm taking Areds  Preservision tablets and centrum silver for women , is it ok to take true vision for weight loss?

Vitamins: I didn't think there would be any trouble to take that but I was just should've probably taken too many vitamins and you are spending a considerable amount of money without doing it any increasing benefit ...Read more

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Im taking ginkgobiloba+ginseng, its working great.Will this effect stay constant if i keep taking them or will i need to start taking higher dosages?

Im taking ginkgobiloba+ginseng, its working great.Will this effect stay constant if i keep taking them or will i need to start taking higher dosages?

Probably not: I have never read anywhere that one should expect a decrease in response to ginkgo biloba or ginseng over time. However, the manufacturing and packaging are not tightly controlled so the actual dose may vary from the dose listed on the packaging. ...Read more

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