Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of blindness for Americans sixty five and older. A healthy macula is required for us to read, drive and recognize faces. The Age Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) was conducted by The National Eye Institute (part of the National Health Insitute) to determine if specific nutrients would benefit patients with AMD. In 2001 this study showed that patients taking specific nutrients could reduce their risk of vision loss by 19%. These nutrients are found in ICAPS, Ocuvites and Preservision. The formula in these older supplements is no longer up to date.
Since 2001, additional nutrients have been studied that have demonstrated an improvement in vision. Lutein, Zeaxanthin and the specific omega-3 fatty acids DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) have all been shown to improve vision function in various medical studies. These supplements are being further tested in the AREDS 2 Study that is scheduled to be completed in 2012. Medical studies have also shown astaxanthin, taurine and alpha lipoic acid to be beneficial to vision.
AmeriScience’s OS2 formula was intelligently designed by a panel of scientists and ophthalmologists to give you the benefits of recent advances in nutritional science. Each component of the OS2 formula was carefully selected based on reviews of the scientific literature. These selected nutrients are dissolved in the DHA and EPA omega-3 oil and placed in a soft gel capsule. This unique feature allows OS2 to be over 95% dissolved in one hour, compared to the 30-40% one hour dissolve rate of competitor’s supplements. OS2 manufactured in the United States to pharmaceutical standards by AmeriSciences , the only nutritional supplement company that is contracted with NASA to develop and produce nutritional supplements for the space program. It is comforting to know that AmeriSiences’ supplements are reputable, safe and supported by scientific research.
We believe that OS2 is the best supplement available today and recommend OS2 to anyone interested in promoting their ocular health through nutritional supplements.