MDeyes was formulated in response to the findings of the comprehensive AREDS 2 research. MDeyes delivers an AREDS 2 formula in a simple ONCE DAILY formula. 

AREDS 2: Refining the original AREDS formula

The original AREDS research(2) published in 2001 examined the role of nutritional supplementation in eye health.  This landmark study reported positive results for the specific daily supplementation of 500 mg vitamin C, 400 iu vitamin E, 15 mg beta-carotene, 2 mg copper, and 80mg Zinc.(3)

In 2013, the results of the important follow-up study, AREDS 2, were published.  This study, which cost $200million USD, investigated whether the original AREDS formulation could be improved by adjusting the ingredients. Four major variables were considered: adding Lutein and Zeaxanthin; adding omega-3 fatty acids; removing beta-carotene; or reducing Zinc; as well as combinations of these variables.  

 

AREDS 2 findings suggested that: 

  • Replacing beta-carotene with 10mg of Lutein and 2mg of Zeaxanthin is appropriate and could improve the results

  • Adding omega-3 fatty acids had no beneficial effects

  • Reducing Zinc to a daily dose of 25mg had no difference in effectiveness to the original daily dose of 80mg of Zinc
     

The MDeyes formulation is based on AREDS 2 findings:

  • MDeyes delivers the precise ingredients and total daily amounts studied in AREDS 2 (25 mg Zinc formula) in a convenient ONCE DAILY formula
  • MDeyes includes ​the specific quality ingredients featured in AREDS 2

       ®FloraGLO Lutein and OPTISHARP® Zeaxanthin  
        

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Everybody produces free radicals every day – they are generated within the body through a variety
of mechanisms. Antioxidants act as ‘free radical scavengers’, and many free radicals are taken care of
by the body’s own free radical antioxidant defences. However, there are some free radicals that elude
these defences, resulting in cellular damage. Research suggests that free radical cellular damage can
accumulate over time. Antioxidants such as Zinc and Vitamins C and E may help to defend against free radical
damage in the macular region of the eye.


 

Lutein and Zeaxanthin are carotenoids naturally found in the human eye, with the highest concentration
found in the macular area of the retina. In the macula, Lutein and Zeaxanthin naturally form a layer called the
macular pigments, which serve as an effective natural filter of the most damaging UV light. Supplements
containing natural Lutein and Zeaxanthin esters have been shown in trials to increase the density of the
macular pigments. Higher macular pigment density is associated with healthier eyes, protection of retinal
tissues, and supporting visual sensitivity.


 

MDeyes Once Daily Capsules:  Adults – Take 1 capsule per day, with or just after food, or as professionally prescribed.

MDeyes Once Daily Powder:  Adults  – Take 1 scoop (4g) of powder per day, with or just after food, or as professionally prescribed.  4g measuring scoop included inside tub.  Mix 1 scoop of powder with approximately 1/2 cup of water (note: the amount of water can be varied according to your personal preference).

 

 

 

Featuring ®FloraGLO Lutein and OPTISHARP® Zeaxanthin as used in the AREDS 2 study.  

                   

Each pack of MDeyes Once Daily Capsules contains 28 soft gel capsules.  Physical Description - Brown Soft Gel Capsules packed in 2 x calendar-labelled blister foils with 14 capsules in each blister (4 weeks per pack). 

Each tub of MDeyes Once Daily Powder (160g) contains 40 x 4g serves.  Physical Description - Free flowing, off white powder with mottled orange coloured speckles and natural orange-flavoured, presented in a white tub with 4g scoop. Powder dissolves in water to make a pleasant tasting orange drink.

    

MDeyes' innovative packaging helps you receive the supplement's full benefits, by helping you remember your daily capsule. Calendar labelling on the blister foil and the unique tracking grid on the back of the pack help to ensure your daily dosage compliance.


MDeyes Once Daily Powder is ideal if you'd rather not swallow a capsule.  The 4g measuring scoop inside the tub helps ensure you receive the correct once daily AREDS 2 dosage each day.

              

    

  • Use only as directed.

  • Not recommended for use during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

  • Not recommended for children under 18 years.

  • With all supplements there is always a possibility that individuals may be intolerant to specific ingredients.

  • Consult your Eye Care Professional or Medical Practitioner, if you have any concerns.

            

®FloraGLO is a registered trademark of Kemin Industries, Inc. and OPTISHARP® is a trademark of DSM. 


(2) AREDS Research Group. Arch Ophthalmol. 2001;119:1417-1436.
(3) In Australia, the maximum recommended daily dose of Zinc in a listed (non-prescription) medicine must not provide more than 50mg of Zinc/day. Zinc supplementation greater than 25mg/day but less than or equal to 50mg/day requires appropriately labelled cautions (Schedule 4, Poisons Standard 2013. SUSMP No. 4).