The Eye Formula 補眼康補眼配方(AREDS2 配方)

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The Eye Formula is an AREDS2 based vitamin that provides ultimate nutrients for eye health.

補眼配方是根據美國權威眼科 AREDS2 研究加入所有對眼睛有益的營養成分的配方。

• AREDS2 Formulation: lutein, zeaxanthin, vitamin C, vitamin D3, zinc, copper
AREDS2 配方:葉黃素、玉米黃質、維生素C、維生素D3、鋅、銅

• Reduces risk of developing age-related macular degeneration
減少與老化有關的黃斑病變的風險

• Co-Q-10 protects cells from radiation damage
輔酶Q10保護細胞免受輻射破壞

• Vitamin E protects cell membranes of the eyes from damage
維生素E保護眼睛細胞免受損害

• Bilberry and taurine help maintain retina health
山桑子(歐洲藍莓)及牛磺酸幫助維持視網膜健康

Age Related Eye Study 2 (AREDS2) is a 5-year study sponsored by the National Eye Institute in 2006. The purpose of the study is to evaluate whether or not oral supplements made with the AREDS formulation have an effect on the progression of advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

年齡相關眼科研究2(AREDS2)是由美國國家眼科研究所於2006年發起為期5年的研究。該研究的目的是要評估用AREDS配方製成的口服補充劑 會否對與年齡相關的黃斑病變有所影響。

Advanced age-related macular degeneration is the most common eye condition that is a leading cause of vision loss among people ages 50 and older. AMD causes damage to the macula, which is needed for sharp, central vision and allows people to see objects straight ahead.

黃斑病變是50歲以上喪失視力最常見的原因。黃斑病變導致眼睛黃斑損傷,令患者視覺不集中及不銳利,看不清眼前物件。

The AREDS2 formulation consists of vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc, copper, FloraGlo® brand lutein, and zeaxanthin. This study was a modification of the earlier AREDS study which included beta-carotene instead of lutein and zeaxanthin. Beta-carotene was replaced due to the link to lung cancer in smokers.

AREDS2 配方包括維生素C、維生素E、鋅、銅、FloraGlo®葉黃素和玉米黃 質。AREDS2研究用了葉黃素和玉米黃質,而不是Beta-胡蘿蔔素,因為長期的胡蘿蔔素過度攝食會增加吸煙者得肺癌的機會。

The results are that participants who took the AREDS2 formulation are 25 percent less likely to progress to advanced AMD over the five-year study period. Adding lutein and zeaxanthin also proved to be beneficial for those with less nutritional diets.

結果顯示參與者服用了AREDS2配方會在五年的研究期內減少黃斑病變機會達25%。補充葉黃素和玉米黃素也證明是有益的。


To understand more about AREDS2, please visit the following websites:
欲瞭解更多有關AREDS 年齡相關眼科研究2(AREDS2)的資料,請前往下列網站。

1) LuteinZeaxanthin and Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Age-Related Macular Degeneration

2) Double-masked, placebo-controlled, randomized trial of lutein and antioxidant supplementation in the intervention of atrophic age-related macular degeneration: the Veterans LAST study

3) Improvement of Visual Functions and Fundus Alterations in Early Age-Related Macular Degeneration Treated with a Combination of Acetyl- L -Carnitine, n-3 Fatty Acids, and Coenzyme Q10 

• What was different from the first and second AREDS study?
From the AREDS formula, beta-carotene was removed and lutein and zeaxanthin were added to the formula. The second study found that lutein/zeaxanthin made a difference in cataracts for those with low dietary levels.

第一次和第二次AREDS2研究有什麼不同?
第二次AREDS2 研究用了葉黃素和玉米黃質,而不是Beta-胡蘿蔔素。第二 次研究顯示補充葉黃素和玉米黃素對減少白內障有幫助。

• Am I at risk for age-related macular degeneration (AMD)?
Age is a risk factor for AMD, but there are other factors also. There is also a genetic component that may increase the risk of AMD, including other risk factors such as high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, and smoking.

我會否有年齡相關的黃斑病變(AMD)的風險?
年齡是黃斑病變的其中一個因素其中,但還有其他因素。遺傳因素會增 加黃斑病變的風險,其他因素包括高血壓,心血管疾病,以及吸煙。

• Who conducted this study?
This study was supported by the National Eye Institute and other National Institute of Health components. The study itself was chaired by Emily Chew, M.D. who is deputy director of the Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Applications and deputy clinical director at the National Eye Institute.

這項研究是組織哪一個進行的?
這項研究是由美國國家眼科研究所和衛生部等國家研究所研究的。由美國國家眼科研究所流行病學和臨床應用司副主任及副臨床主任趙艾米莉醫生主持。

Why Lutein? 
Lutein is a carotenoid found in the human body with a high concentration in the macula of the eyes. uteins role is to absorb harmful blue light and protect the eyes. As humans age, there is less naturally produced lutein in the eyes, leaving the eyes unprotected and more susceptible to damage.

為什麼要添加葉黃素?
葉黃素是人體內的類胡蘿蔔素,主要集中在眼睛黃斑。葉黃素的作用是吸收有害的藍光和保護眼睛。年紀越大,體內自然產生的葉黃 素會減少,令眼睛不受保護,更容易受到損壞。

Multiple studies have found that supplemental lutein and zeaxanthin have a preventative effect on age-related eye diseases. In the AREDS2 Study by the National Institute of Health, lutein is found to decrease the risk of developing advanced age-related macular degeneration. In addition to the benefits for eye health, lutein is also important for cognitive function and skin health.

多項研究發現,補充葉黃素和玉米黃質對老化有關的眼疾的有預防效果。在由美國國立衛生研究院的AREDS2研究,發現葉黃素能降低黃斑病變的風險。除了對眼睛健康的好處,葉黃素對腦部認知功能和皮膚同樣重要。


Non-esterified (Free) Lutein vs. Esterified Lutein
游離型葉黃素與酯化型葉黃素比較:

•  Non-esterified (Free) lutein is readily digestible and absorbed by the cells in our eyes
游離型葉黃素讓眼細胞容易消化和吸收

Esterified lutein has low bioavailability so it can't be absorbed by the cells in our eyes easily
酯化型葉黃素生物利用度低,不容易被眼睛細胞吸收

Absorption of esterified lutein is less efficient when taken with low-fat meal
食用低脂肪食物時,人體對於酯化型葉黃素的吸收率較低