Cataracts & Nutrients

An observational 10-year study of more than 35,000 middle-aged U.S. women observed the women’s use of dietary supplements and occurrence of cataracts.*

The study found significant evidence that women who got more lutein, zeaxanthin and vitamin E were less likely to develop cataracts than women who are lacking intake of these nutrients. In fact, the women who got the most lutein, zeaxanthin and vitamin E were 18% less likely to get cataracts.

These nutrients are hot topics in research right now, including the ongoing AREDS II study.

To make sure you are getting enough lutein & zeaxanthin in your diet, try Viteyes® Essentials, lutein (15 mg) & zeaxanthin (4.75 mg), in only one capsule daily. Lutein & Zeaxanthin is also available in addition to AREDS in our AREDS Plus Lutein, AREDS Advanced, Plus Lutein Beta-Carotene Free, and Advanced Beta-Carotene Free formulas.

*Christen, W. Archives of Ophthalmology, January 2008; vol 126: pp 102-109. WebMD Medical News: “Nutrients May Help Save Eyes.” National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements: “Vitamin E.” News release, JAMA/Archives.

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