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February is Macular Degeneration Awareness Month – Are You at Risk?

Having a family member with Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) increases your risk by 50%.  Due to recent studies, we have a better understanding of which genes increase your risk.

Are you already taking an eye formula to help prevent the progression of AMD?  The same studies mentioned above revealed that certain genes influence the success or failure of zinc in vitamin formulas.  Commonly consumed zinc supplements can even be harmful and accelerate the progression of macular degeneration.  It is imperative that patients at risk of Macular Degeneration undergo the Vita RiskTM test in order to determine the appropriate vitamin formula for them.  Without this knowledge, the eye vitamin formula you take every day could actually be causing your condition to progress more quickly!

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