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Harvard Study Shows Folic Acid, B Vitamins in Animi-3(R) May Prevent Vision Loss
Date:3/4/2009

GORDONSVILLE, Va., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study by researchers at Harvard Medical School has found that combining essential B vitamins, including B6, B12, and folic acid, lower risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD), one of the leading causes of vision loss among older Americans. These ingredients, which are formulated in combination with key omega-3 fatty acids and phytosterols, are also contained in the prescription supplement Animi-3, which is actively being prescribed by physicians to address deficiencies in these nutrients.

In the randomized, double-blind clinical trial, more than 5,000 women with heart disease, and at least three risk factors for cardiovascular disease, were given vitamins B6, B12, and folic acid over a seven-year time period. At the end of the trial, approximately 34 percent of the women had a lower risk of developing any type of AMD, while 41 percent had a lower risk of more severe forms of AMD.

"What's interesting here is the study authors note the correlation between age-related macular degeneration and cardiovascular disease," said nutritional expert Dr. Barbara Levine, Weill Cornell Medical College. "I recommend patients with nutritional deficiencies speak to their physicians about Animi-3, which is formulated with these essential B vitamins and DHA, the most important omega-3 fat, to address various conditions, including heart disease, arthritis, eye health, and depression."

"DHA is highly concentrated in the retina of the eye, which is one of the reasons why a DHA deficiency may be important to vision," added President Jack Schramm, PBM Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the makers of Animi-3. "Animi-3 delivers DHA as well as B6, B12, and folic acid. Studies continue to suggest that DHA, along with a combination of vitamins B6, B12, and folic acid, can address deficiencies in these nutrients associated with eye problems, including dry eye and macular health."

Each capsule of Animi-3 contains 500 mg of omega-3, (350 mg of DHA), 200 mg of phytosterols, 1 mg of folic acid, 12.5 mg of B6, and 12 mcg of B12.

More information on Animi-3 ingredients is found on www.animi-3.com and on www.dhaandbvitamins.org, a resource developed by specialists at Weill Cornell Medical College and other leading medical centers.

Animi-3 is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.

Article Source: http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/02/24/macular.degeneration.vitamins/index.html

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