Fortifeye Vitamins now has genotype-directed nutritional therapy for macular degeneration patients by following all of the studies related to nutrition, DNA and Macular degeneration very closely.
Fortifeye now have an entire line of genotype-directed supplements for macular degeneration.
Fortifeye Vitamins most recent addition is a zinc free antioxidant eye vitamin for macular degeneration patients in response to new science recently published. The latest studies suggest that a percentage of the population with specific genotypes that have macular degeneration may actually be harmed by taking high dosage of zinc yet some may benefit from taking zinc and antioxidants.
The only way to know whether zinc is good or bad is to have a genetic DNA test for macular degeneration . This is a simple in office DNA test to determine what particular type of genes a macular degeneration patient has and will allow eye care providers to customize their nutritional regiment to each patient. Genotype-directed nutritional therapy could result in significantly improved future outcomes for many patients with macular degeneration. DNA testing should become the gold standard now to help the eye care provider determine which supplement to take. Nutritional Experts agree that no more than 40mg of zinc should be taken daily.
Fortifeye Vitamins has different formulas that can be recommended based on patients age, weight, disease entity and specific DNA. Eye Care providers all over the world are recommending Fortifeye Macular Defense, Fortifeye Zinc Free Macular Defense or Fortifeye Advanced Retina Formula
View recent study here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23972322 CFH and ARMS2 Genetic Polymorphisms Predict Response to Antioxidants and Zinc in Patients with Age-related Macular Degeneration.
For maximum absorption, these vitamins should be taken in three divided doses with food. Fortifeye Zinc Free Macular Defense can be taken alone or in conjunction with Fortifeye Super Omega-3 and/or Fortifeye Focus. Fortifeye Vitamin formulas are being recommended by doctors all over the world. Fortifeye Zinc Free Macular Defense gives hope to many using proper nutrition to provide support for healthy eyes and total body wellness. The newest Zinc Free Macular Defense formula was released May 2017 and the next revision in the formula called Next Gen Zinc Free Macular Defense will be around August- September 2022. The next formula will be called Next Gen Macular Defense and Next Gen Zinc Free Macular Defense.
The Doctors at Fortifeye have made some recommendations on when to take the zinc free macular Defense vs Macular Defense
- If you take a DNA test that shows zinc may be potentially harmful for your macular then take zinc free Macular Defense. This test must be done by your eye care provider.
- If you eat animal proteins during the day you should have plenty of zinc and should take the zinc free macular defense. Vegans / plant based diet or anyone that eats very little animal protein should take Macular Defense that does have some zinc.
- Alcoholics need zinc so should take Macular Defense not zinc free.
- Digestive issues like Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis may need more zinc so need to take Macular Defenses and not zinc free.
- Patients taking diuretics may need the zinc so should take Macular Defense not zinc free .
These are basic guidelines set up to help customers and doctors determine which Macular Defense supplement is best. Fortifeye always recommends discussing your nutritional supplements with your health care provider and or eye care provider. Read ingredient profile and make sure you are not allergic to anything in the formula before taking. Always take with food and not on an empty stomach and best not to take all at one time, take with different meals during the day. Example: when taking 3 per day take one with breakfast, lunch and supper.
Here is a link to the Perfect Meal for Macular Degeneration: Dr. Michael Lange Creates the Perfect Meal for Macular Degeneration – Dr. Michael Lange (drmichaellange.com)