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I was given two samples of vitamins that MAY keep my vision from deterioating due to dry mac, which I've just learned continues even though one has gone "wet."
Dosage included 400 units of vitamin E. I told my ophthalmologist that the almond milk (2 cups) I drink every day already has that amount of Vitamin E. I wish they would stop adding vitamins to the food we buy. Several articles I have read state that too much Vitamine E can cause very serious side effects including loss of vision ????? stroke and death. Just to name a few. I am also very careful about my diet. He admitted he didn't even know what the daily requirement was for Vitamin E. ?? Then appeared to get in a huff. I've been burned by a doctor giving me too much Vitamin D. I had a kidney stone and she didn't even recognize the symptoms.
Then he started in on me just taking lutein. Lutein is easily found in green leafy vegetables such as, kale, spinach, collards and yellow, orange and red fruits and vegetables. In my opinion, there is no need to take this in a pill if you eat these every day. "They" don't even know the daily requirement of lutein.
Pharmacuetical manufacturers have already had to remove beta carotenes from these vitamins because they caused lung cancer in patients who were FORMER smokers. Now I read that lutein and zeaxanthin are related to Vitamin A and beta carotenes. Should I make my doctor happy or do what I know is best for me?
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