B+L now offers an AREDS 2 vitamin with CoQ10 to support heart health. Photo: B+L. Click image to enlarge.
One of the most common questions clinicians are asked by patients with a progressive eye disease, such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), is, “Is there anything I can take for that?” In the case of AMD, the answer is sometimes yes for certain patients; the pivotal AREDS 2 trials showed that there are clinical benefits of a supplement regimen that includes vitamin C, vitamin E, copper (cupric oxide), zinc, lutein and zeaxanthin, a formula that numerous companies now have on the market.
Considering that heart disease is another concern in AMD patients, Bausch + Lomb recently launched a supplement that combines the exact proven AREDS 2 formula with CoQ10 to offer the added benefit of heart health support. B+L calls the two-in-one vitamin “PreserVision AREDS 2 Formula Soft Gels Plus CoQ10.” The company explained in its press release that CoQ10 is an antioxidant naturally produced by the body that helps support healthy cell function. Its levels also decrease with age and are lower in patients with conditions like heart disease or in those taking statins.
The product is the first on the market to combine the AREDS 2 formula with CoQ10 and serves as an alternative to traditional AREDS 2 vitamins for AMD patients with risk factors of heart disease or those concerned about preserving their heart health.
For more information, go to www.preservision.com.