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PROPER DOSAGE VITAL TO OBTAINING BENEFIT OF EYE VITAMINS
Failure to take your medications, what doctors refer to as “compliance failure,” remain a problem in the treatment of many medical conditions.
Studies that evaluate how frequently patients miss their medications are unsettling. For certain life-threatening conditions, such as insulin-dependent diabetes or seizure disorders, compliance is very high. But for conditions in which it is unlikely that the patient will feel different on any given day, such as having high cholesterol or glaucoma, compliance is much worse.
So it should come as no surprise that compliance with macular degeneration supplements might also be a problem.
VisiVite.Com discovered that over 25% of their customers were under-treating their macular degeneration.
How did they discover this?
Their Sight For Life subscription service automatically sends patients 3 bottles of VisiVite and 1 bottle of Co-Defense Multivitamins with free shipping every three months. Ideally, customers should be nearly finished with their vitamins just as the next shipment is arriving.
But many customers contacted them, reporting that they were not finished with their current vitamin supply. When a customer states that he or she has half a bottle remaining, the math is easy. That person is missing 1 out of every 6 doses.
But some customers said that they had almost 2 bottles of VisiVite remaining by the time they received their next shipment. When this occurred, they discovered a disturbing truth.
MANY MACULAR DEGENERATION VITAMIN USERS ARE INCORRECTLY TAKING FEWER TABLETS/CAPSULES PER DAY RATHER THAN THE RECOMMENDED DOSAGE!
In other words, they are getting only half of the daily dose!
Listed below are the proper daily dosages for popular macular degeneration vitamins:
* ICaps AREDS: 2 tablets twice daily
* Ocuvite Preservision: 2 tablets twice daily
* Preservision Gelcaps: 1 capsule twice daily
* Paul Harvey Premier Ocular Nutrition: 2 capsules twice daily
* VisiVite Original, Smokers, E-Free and i-Defense Formulas: 1 capsule twice daily
Although you might think that there would be SOME benefit to taking fewer capsules per day, the scientific research says otherwise.
Many studies prior the National Eye Institute’s Age Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) which was published in 2001, looked at nutritional supplementation in preventing the progression of macular degeneration. Prior to AREDS, no study was able to show benefit. What made AREDS unique was that the DOSAGES of antioxidants and zinc were significantly higher than had been previously used. AREDS therefore showed that there is a CRITICAL MINIMUM AMOUNT of nutrients required to positively impact eye disease. There is NO DATA to support the fact that taking half the recommended regimen of macular degeneration vitamins is effective.
So, to obtain benefit from macular degeneration vitamin supplements, you must take the proper number of capsules as recommended on the package!
About the Author: ©2006, Vitamin Science Inc, www.visivite.com
Vitamin Science, manufacturers of VisiVite nutritional supplements for eye health, such as VisiVite i-Defense Gold Formula (http://www.visivite.com/premier-eye-vitamin.html) has garnered frequent accolades in their development of vitamin supplements for macular degeneration, dry eye syndrome and in their public education regarding issues affecting senior eye health.