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  VITALUX Time Release Vitalux-S with Lutein 5 mg | For Smokers & Ex-Smokers 50 Tablets
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Time Release Vitalux-S with Lutein 5 mg | For Smokers & Ex-Smokers 50 Tablets

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Alcon Vitalux-S with Lutein 5 mg (50 tablets) is a beta-carotene-free product that is specially formulated for smokers or ex-smokers.  Vitalux-S is identical to the Vitalux AREDS formula but without beta-carotene. Research shows that smokers taking beta-carotene may increase their risk of developing lung cancer.

  • contains vitamins C and E, and minerals zinc and copper
The Age Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS1), found that people who had macular degeneration could slow its progression by taking a multivitamin/multimineral that contained zinc, vitamin C, vitamin E, and copper. Macular degeneration is an eye disease that happens when the macula (the part of the retina that is responsible for central vision) starts to shut down due to free radical damage.

Lutein and zeaxanthin make up a majority of the of macular pigment.

  • Lutein (commonly called "the eye vitamin") and zeaxanthin, are carotenoids (organic plant pigments that function as antioxidants). Carotenoids help filter harmful high-energy blue wavelengths (light) and protect the eye against free radical damage. Other benefits include helping prevent cataracts, retain peripheral vision, and reduce the risk of macular degeneration.
  • Vitamin C (250 mg) functions as an antioxidant and helps prevent cataracts (the clouding of the eye that may lead to blindness). To counteract free radical damage, the eye needs a lot of vitamin C as it concentrates in the lens.

Adults 50 years or older, take 1 Vitalux-S caplets 2 times daily with meals. Take a few hours before or a few hours after taking other medications. Do not crush the caplets.

Vitalux-S Time Release with Lutein 5 mg contains the following ingredients:

No beta-carotene. 

[per caplet (a tablet shaped as s capsule)]

  • vitamin C (ascorbic acid) 250 mg
  • vitamin E (d-alpha tocopheryl acetate) 134 mg AT/200 IU
  • zinc (zinc gluconate) 40 mg
  • copper (copper HVP chelate) 1 mg
  • lutein (Tagetes erecta, marigold flower) 5 mg
  • zeaxanthin 250 mcg
  • microcrystalline cellulose
  • hypromellose 
  • vegetable stearic acid
  • vegetable magnesium stearate
  • calcium silicate
  • water
  • titanium dioxide
  • hydroxpropyl cellulose
  • polyethylene glycol
  • caramel colour
  • polysorbate 80
  • carnauba wax
  • ethyl vanillin
  • diacetylated monoglycerides
  • xanthan gum
  • Zinc supplements can cause copper deficiency. 
  • Consult a health care professional prior to use if you are experiencing decreased vision, are pregnant or nursing, or are taking tetracylines.
  • Consult a health care professional prior to use if you have cancer, cardiovascular disease, or diabetes.
  • This product has come into contact with soy, fish, and sulphites. Do not use if you are allergic to any of these. 
  • Store out of reach of children.