New study shows that supplementing daily with melatonin (along with zinc and selenium) can help stabilize vision for those with both wet and dry macular degeneration, as well as potentially improve vision (see study summary below).
Melatonin is produced naturally in our body to regular sleep. This formula was developed by world Melatonin expert Dr. Pierpaoli, and is the only Melatonin supplement to include Zinc and Selenium.
In this study, 100 patients with either wet or dry macular degeneration were given 3 mg of Melatonin Zn Se (also contains zinc and selenium in addition to melatonin) orally each night at bedtime for a minimum of 3 months, with 55 patients continuing on for more than 6 months and some onto 12 and 24 months. Patients received ongoing evaluations during the study .
The study reported that at 2-3 months of treatment the patients visual acuity kept stable, and that during this time vision loss was halted. For the patients who continued onward past 6 months and onto 12-months of nightly use of 3mg Melatonin Zn Se, the health of the fundus (the back portion of the interior of the eyeball) in many patients improved dramatically.
At the end of the study, the vast majority had dramatically reduced pathologic macular changes.
Ref: Changxian Yi, Xiaoyan Pan, Hong Yan, Mengxiang Guo, Pierpaoli, W. Effects of Melatonin in Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Ann N.Y. Acad Sci, 2005;1057:384-392.
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