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Supplement Descriptions

Brief descriptions of the various formulas used to treat macular degeneration are listed below. AREDS stands for the Age Related Eye Disease Study, a ground-breaking study by the National Eye Institute demonstrating the success of a specific vitamin formula which reduced the progression of macular degeneration.
For a detailed list of ingredients in each formula, click here.
 
ICaps AREDS Formula
ICaps AREDS Formula
GOOD ICaps® AREDS Formula duplicates the National Eye Institute’s Age Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) Formula, which showed slowing of the progression of macular degeneration in patients with moderate or severe disease. Four tablets per day is required, taken as two tablets twice daily. Uses synthetic Vitamin E.
ocuvite preservision
Ocuvite Preservision
GOOD Ocuvite Preservision® duplicates the National Eye Institute’s AREDS Formula, which showed slowing of the progression of macular degeneration in patients with moderate or severe disease. Four tablets per day is required, taken as two tablets twice daily. Uses synthetic Vitamin E.
macular degeneration treatment with Visivite Original Formula
VisiVite Original Formula
GOOD VisiVite® Original Formula duplicates the National Eye Institute’s AREDS Formula, which showed slowing of the progression of macular degeneration in patients with moderate or severe disease.  Two capsules per day is required, taken as one capsule twice daily. Uses natural Vitamin E.
macular degeneration vitamins with lutein

VisiVite
i-Defense
Yellow Formula

BETTER VisiVite® i-Defense Yellow Formula is based upon the National Eye Institute’s AREDS Formula. Additionally, each daily dose includes 10mg of FloraGLO® brand Lutein, shown by the Lutein Antioxidant Supplementation Trial to improve vision in patients with macular degeneration.  Reduced Zinc for improved tolerability. Two capsules per day is required, taken as one capsule twice daily.  Uses natural Vitamin E.
macular degeneration vitamins for smokers

VisiVite Smoker's Formula

GOOD Similar to AREDS Formula, but removes Beta-carotene and adds 8mg Lutein. Two capsules per day is required, taken as one capsule twice daily. Uses natural Vitamin E.
macular degeneration vitamins for smokers

VisiVite
i-Defense
Red Formula

BETTER VisiVite® i-Defense  Red Formula is based upon the National Eye Institute’s AREDS Formula. This formula contains no Beta-carotene, and is designed for patients with a history of habitual smoking. Additionally, each daily dose includes 15mg of FloraGLO® brand Lutein, shown by the Lutein Antioxidant Supplementation Trial to improve vision in patients with macular degeneration.  Reduced Zinc for improved tolerability. Two capsules per day is required, taken as one capsule twice daily.  Uses natural Vitamin E.
potent macular degeneration formula for non-smokers
VisiVite
i-Defense
Gold Formula
BEST VisiVite® i-Defense  Gold Formula is based upon the National Eye Institute’s AREDS Formula. Each daily dose includes 15mg of FloraGLO® brand Lutein, shown by the Lutein Antioxidant Supplementation Trial to improve vision in patients with macular degeneration,  4.75 mg of OPTISHARP® brand Zeaxanthin, a natural anti-oxidant found in high concentrations in the maculas of healthy eyes, Bilberry and four additional beneficial ingredients.  Reduced Zinc for improved tolerability. Two capsules per day is required, taken as one capsule twice daily.
potent macular degeneration formula for smokers and former smokers
 
VisiVite
i-Defense
Green Formula
 
BEST VisiVite® i-Defense  Green Formula is based upon the National Eye Institute’s AREDS Formula. This formula contains no Beta-carotene, and is designed for patients with a history of habitual smoking.  Each daily dose includes 15mg of FloraGLO® brand Lutein,  4.75 mg of OPTISHARP® brand Zeaxanthin, Bilberry and four additional beneficial ingredients. Reduced Zinc for improved tolerability. Two capsules per day is required, taken as one capsule twice daily. Uses natural Vitamin E.
potent macular degeneration formula for Coumadin patients
VisiVite
i-Defense
E-Free Formula
BEST VisiVite® i-Defense  E-Free Formula is based upon the National Eye Institute’s AREDS Formula. This formula contains no Vitamin E, and is designed for patients who take Coumadin or other anticoagulation therapy, or who wish to avoid Vitamin E for other reasons.  Each daily dose includes 20 mg of FloraGLO® brand Lutein,  4.75 mg of OPTISHARP® brand Zeaxanthin, Bilberry and four additional beneficial ingredients. Contains 80 mg Zinc Oxide. Two capsules per day is required, taken as one capsule twice daily.