Macutec™ is now available in 3 formulations.
In 2013 the breakthrough Age Related Eye Disease Study 2 (AREDS- 2) trial results were published. This comprehensive study was conducted from 2006-2012 and followed 4203 patients aged 50 to 85 years. This trial built on the AREDS-1 clinical results which were in 2001.
The AREDS-2 trial shows the beneficial effects of taking the AREDS formulation are long-lasting.
The AREDS research group was headed by lead investigator Emily Y. Chew, M.D. "Long-term use of AREDS supplements appears protective" said Dr Chew.
AREDS2 is an important five-year clinical study that demonstrated positive results for dietary zeaxanthin and lutein.
The investigators reported that lutein and zeaxanthin supplementation is an effective alternative to beta-carotene. It is therefore very important that for maximum, low risk macular protection Lutein and Zeaxanthin are included in the formulation.
AREDS-2 investigated the impact of reducing zinc to a daily dose of 25mg compared with the previously proven dose of 80mg of zinc. Whilst the resultant recommendation by the investigators, and many other experts has been left at 80mg of zinc, the AREDS-2 trial did also show that 25mg of zinc was an effective dose.
As a result Macutec now offers 3 formulation options.
- Macutec Essentials is formulated with the exact ingredients and ratios as recommended by the AREDS-2 investigators.
- Macutec Once Daily provides the same exact ingredients, with the reduction of the zinc level to 25mg.
- Macutec + Omega 3 contains Omega 3 Fish Oils, and 40mg of zinc, no copper and natural vitamin E.
Confronting eye health issues can be a confusing time, and we look forward to assisting you in the maintenance of your macular health and to improve your general wellbeing with scientifically based products that are available directly from Stiltec.
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