“Most naturopathic doctors and nutritionists recommend that 10 mg of Lutein is taken daily for the treatment of macular degeneration. Yet the leading vitamins prescribed by most ophthalmologists only contain 0.2 mg of Lutein. This is probably the most important supplement to help in the treatment of age-related macular degeneration (ARMD). Many vitamins list the ingredients in micrograms not milligrams, which is deceptive. For example, 200 mcg is actually only 0.2 mg! Sixty percent of patients are lacking this key element even though they are taking it as a supplement!
“Excess copper in our diet along with reduction of this mineral content in our foods has caused a major deficiency of zinc. Sixty percent of people will still be deficient in this element even though they are taking it as a vitamin supplement! Just as zinc is needed in batteries to hold a charge, this mineral is needed for the cells of our body to hold a charge and to function optimally.”
(Quoted from Healing The Eye and Wellness Newsletter, July 2011)