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AREDS 2 Eye Vitamin Private Label | 720tabs (ANNUAL Supply)

$178.00 CAD $270.00

Why use private label AREDS2? 
1] Typical savings over branded eye vitamins is ~$100** annually 
2] High quality
3] Canadian made

If your eye care professional has recommended that you take an approved AREDS 2 vitamin for macular degeneration (e.g. Preservision, Ocuvite, ICAPS, Vitalux) look closely at the label.  Most of these brands require 2-4 tablets per day.  I have found clinically that adherence to the recommended dose is mediocre at best often due to cost.  We have mostly switched our mild-to-moderate AMD patients to this effective, two-a-day, less expensive private label.

This Canadian-made formulation of the AREDS 2 eye vitamin only requires two softgel per day.  When you take into account the #/day of tablets and compare the pricing to the large brands, Essentials Macula 2 ® AREDS 2 Plus is a great choice!


To ZINC or not to ZINC....  That is the question

There is ongoing debate about whether the very high levels of zinc in the original AREDS 2 studies are beneficial to all.  Our practice position is to recommend the RDA (recommended daily allowance) for zinc.  The essentials formulation has 10mg of zinc (which is RDA).  For no zinc ocular vitamins see Vision Essence.



If you take Vitalux, Icaps, Ocuvite, Preservision - Consider this excellent less expensive, made-in-Canada alternative. 

Manufactured in Richmond, British Columbia.

This is 4 X 180 Softgels per bottle ANNUAL Supply

 **  Brand name, twice per day ocular vitamin ~$22.50/month X 12 months = $270 per year vs.  Macula 2 private label @ $170 per year

All Current Inventory Expires after: December 31, 2026


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  • How does Macula 2 essentials compare to Vision Essence early defense? I've just been told that I am on track to have age-related macular degeneration and the Vision Essence product was recommended. Is it better than Macula 2? Thanks.

    Hello - not sure if this was answered - Those products can have different bioavilability and effectiveness.   You are best to talk to your eye care provider as one is not globally better than the other and the answer is patient / situation dependent.    We can not give medical advice in this format.  Thanks
    Dr Morris