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A Good Supplement for the Eyes?
I take BioSil capsules (a bioavailable form of silica) for general health. Would this be coincidentally beneficial to the eyes?
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Thanks.
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Would it be beneficial to take one 6 mg Lutein each day?
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No special supplement is needed for eye unless you have some retina problem, also taking too much supplement too is also toxic.
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My optometrist and retinologist would disagree with you. The first recommended lutein and zeaxanthin for general eye health, and the second recommended saffron for macular degeneration.
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A huge NIH study AREDS-2 is underway but won't conclude for several years. It's looking at whether taking a multivitamen plus lutein/omega 3 will prevent age related macular degeneration from developing.  AREDS-1 showed that for people with dry macular age degeneration that a multivitamen plus Vit A,C,E, zinc, copper slowed the progression of dry ARMD.

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