Douglas Laboratories Eye Moisture Support
Eye Moisture Support is a unique dietary supplement for the healthy production of tears and moisture in the eyes. This formula utilizes the QÜELL® Fish Oil Supercritical CO2 extracted EPA and DHA for ultimate purity and absorption, along with organic borage seed oil to provide additional GLA. The special addition of astaxanthin, an important carotenoid, helps to further support eye health and regulatory processes.
Each serving contains:
Calories from Fat - 10
Total Fat - 0.9 g
Vitamin A (as retinyl palmitate) - 500 IU
Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid) - 50 mg
Vitamin D3 - 1,000 IU
Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCl) - 25 mg
Magnesium (from magnesium glycinate) - 100 mg
Omega-3 Supercritical CO2
Triglyceride Concentrate - 750 mg
EPA (Eicosapentaenoic acid) - 340 mg
DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid) - 220 mg
GLA (from organic borage seed oil) - 100 mg
Astaxanthin - 1.5 mg
Other ingredients: Sunflower lecithin, beeswax, capsule (gelatin from fish [tilapia], glycerin, water, carob).
This product contains fish oil (anchovies, sardines, mackerel).
As a dietary supplement, adults take 2 softgels daily or as directed by your healthcare professional.
Ocular discomfort characterized by an itchy, irritated and burning sensation that may also be accompanied by blurred vision that affects the tear film is a relatively common eye complaint. To better understand this eye complaint, it is important to understand that tears are composed of more than just water, and in fact contain proteins, mucus, salts and certain types of fat; all of these components work together with help of the lacrimal gland to lubricate and protect the eye. Eyes that are dry and irritated can result from living in certain climates, such as those that are particularly dry, but also can occur in association with other conditions, use of contact lens, eye surgery, medications, nutrient deficiencies, and normal aging. Research has shown that specific essential fatty acids found in certain plants and fish can play a role in helping to support natural tear production and tear film integrity. In particular, the omega fatty acids EPA, DHA and GLA help to promote moisture retention and regulatory balance in the eye. EPA and DHA also promote healthy prostaglandin and cytokine balance to help protect the secretory function of the lacrimal glands.
Eye Moisture Support provides the omega-3 fatty acids EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) from Supercritical CO2 extracted triglyceride fish oil, as well as GLA (gamma-linolenic acid) from organic borage seed oil. Supercritical CO2 oil branded as QÜELL Fish Oil by Douglas Laboratories, is unique among other fish oils for its critical extraction, purity, bioavailability and high concentrations. This extraction method of fish oil uses less heat and no chemical solvents when compared to molecular distillation, resulting in fewer unwanted isomer formations and “cleaner” oil. Heavy metals, PCBs, peroxides and other contaminants are also exceptionally low as a result of the extraction process levels. Recent data have demonstrated that omega-3 fatty acids delivered in a triglyceride form may result in greater plasma levels and a higher omega-3 index compared with omega-3 fatty acids delivered in the form of ethyl esters. GLA (gamma-linoleic acid) is an omega-6 fatty acid and precursor of prostaglandin PGE1, an eicosanoid with well known beneficial properties. Clinical study results suggest that modulation of fatty acid composition and prostaglandin production with GLA supplementation supports the conjunctival epithelium of the eye.