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

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Dr. Jodi Luchs
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jodi Luchs
Dr. Jodi Luchs
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Dr. Fred Harvey
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes, but...

It would be tough to find.
Even ones that are for eyes would be unlikely to have that level of nutrients. Some better vitamins that are 6 to 8 capsules per daily dose may contain enough.

In brief: Yes, but...

It would be tough to find.
Even ones that are for eyes would be unlikely to have that level of nutrients. Some better vitamins that are 6 to 8 capsules per daily dose may contain enough.
Dr. Fred Harvey
Dr. Fred Harvey
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Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

No.

In brief: No

No.
Dr. Paul Cohen
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