Zinc Studies: The AREDS2 Prescriber’s Guide

Educational Download

HOW MUCH ZINC IS TOO MUCH?

The major clinical trials and published results of the Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) and AREDS2 by the National Eye Institute have been invaluable in the development of eye supplement formulas and offer a framework for eye care physicians. AREDS 2 took a second look at one of the points of contention from the first: how much Zinc is really needed? In the study, the question was posed regarding Zinc and available AREDS 2 formulas having more than twice the recommended daily intake. At the time, there was not much data or discussion about the effects of too much Zinc. However, as we discovered too much Zinc can have negative effects.

HELPING YOU FIND THE RIGHT FORMULAS

In our eight-page white paper, we take a deep dive into the role of Zinc in AREDS 2 supplements. For years, physicians have inadvertently recommended AREDS 2 supplements with double the NIH’s upper tolerable intake level of Zinc that could lead to serious side effects. Download our educational white paper to review and find answers about which AREDS 2 formulas are ideal for you or your patients.

PROTECT YOUR PATIENTS' MACULAR HEALTH

Many doctors have yet to make the connection between Zinc, AREDS 2 supplements, and potential negative side effects. Our white paper seeks to arm you with the knowledge so you can not only support your patients’ macular health, but also protect their wellbeing with a low or no-zinc AREDS 2 formula recommendation. Join in in the discussion and download the Viteyes® Zinc white paper today.

DOWNLOAD ZINC STUDIES: THE AREDS2 PRESCRIBER'S GUIDE

White Paper

GET THE RIGHT AREDS2 FORMULA

For eye supplements that offer the right amount of Zinc and other vitamins, shop our line of AREDS 2 supplements in Viteyes® online eye supplement shop.

Learn more about Zinc and the ingredients in our supplements online today.

Aging Eyes: What You Can Do To Protect Your Eyes Throughout the Decades

Our vision plays a critical role, and just as the rest of our bodies, our eyes require different things as … Read More

All About Lutein (Part Two)

Learn more about the AREDS2 study and how lutein can support your vision! In part one, we explored what lutein … Read More

All About AREDS 2

WHAT IS AREDS 2? The National Eye Institute’s AREDS 2 study was a 5 year nationwide follow up to the … Read More