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DRY EYE SUPPLEMENTS

MaxiTears

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HydroEye

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MaxiTears Dry Eye Formula
MaxiTears® Dry Eye Formula 120 softgelsMAXITEARS is formulated to enhance normal tear production. Omega-3 fatty acids are the building blocks the body uses for proper tear production.  Certain Omega fatty acids are not produced in the human body and therefore must be obtained through diet or a quality supplement.  Research has shown that dietary intake of certain nutrients including Omega-3 fatty acids may help relieve symptoms of dry eye.  MaxiTears may be taken alone or with any other MAXIVISION nutritional supplements.

  • Dietary intake of omega-3 fatty acids and the ratio of their consumption to that of omega-6 fatty acids affect the overall amount of inflammatory activity in the body.
  • Specifically, EPA and GLA act as anti-inflammatory agents to decrease swelling of the tear glands, allowing the tears to flow more naturally.
  • Turmeric root possesses both antioxidant and anti- inflammatory properties. It reduces inflammation by inhibiting certain omega fatty acids from converting into pro-inflammatories.
  • Replenishing your body with omega fatty acids may help improve the quality of your tears by replacing the oils lost by our bodies, especially as we age.
  • The Mucin Complex contained in our formula acts directly on the mucin layer of the tear film by enhancing the mucus quality where mucus production by the conjunctival goblet cells have decreased.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Ordering Information
MaxiTears

32.00/120 tablets

30.24/12 bottles or more

 

 

 

 

 

HydroEye™ 
New! Smaller Capsule Size!

  • Unique, patented oral formulation offers dry eye support by providing the necessary nutrients to help maintain a healthy tear film.
  • Two softgel capsules taken orally twice daily.
  • Contains a proprietary blend of omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids and other important nutrients.
  • Offers long-lasting effectiveness with continued use; results typically experienced within 30-60 days.

(non-prescription supplement) is a unique proprietary blend of omega-6 fatty acids, mucin complex, and nutrient cofactors that addresses the root causes of dry eye syndrome.  This powerful combination helps prevent drying and atrophy of the tear glands while supporting proper tear secretion by promoting the normal structure and function of the lachrymal glands, conjunctival goblet cells, and the mucin network.

Hydroeye™ is formulated with pharmaceutical-grade ingredients in capsule form for maximum potency and bioavailablility, and is free of common allergens, artificial flavors, and colors.

 

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Ordering Information
HydroEye

31.95/120 capsules

4.95 shipping

10% off 4 or more

20% off 6 or more

 

References

Precautions: Do not use with anticoagulants as this may increase their effect and prolong prothrombin time.  Pregnant or lactating women or individuals with medical conditions should consult a physician before using.  These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.

Research Findings and Key Ingredients:

Human tears are produced by the lacrimal gland. Tears are distributed by blinking, undergo evaporation from the ocular surface, and drain through the nasolacrimal duct. Dry eye can be caused by an abnormality in any of these processes. For example, Sjogren's syndrome is caused by damage to the lacrimal gland which disables the reflex tear production process. Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) alters the oily layer in tears, causing increased evaporation (1).

Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are critical to optimum ocular functioning. EFAs cannot be synthesized by the human body and, therefore, must be obtained from the diet. The omega-6 essential fatty acid, linoleic acid, is of particular importance to dry eye syndrome. The body converts linoleic acid into prostaglandin E1 (PGE1) in the following step-wise sequence: linoleic acid, gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), dihomo-gamma-linolenic acid, prostaglandin E1.

Enzymatic conversion of linoleic acid to PGE1 may be impaired by a wide variety of factors. These include:

  •   An insufficiency or imbalance of fatty acid precursors.
  •   A deficiency of nutrient conversion factors.
  •   Aging.
  •   Viral infections.
  •   Diabetes.
  •   Consumption of foods that are rich in trans-fatty acids and saturated fats.
  •   Alcohol.
Therefore, a direct source of GLA must be provided to form prostaglandin E1 for proper tear production.

Black Currant Seed Oil
Black currant seed oil contains both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. These EFAs regulate membrane fluidity and membrane function, serve as precursors to eicosanoids (prostaglandins, thromboxanes, and leukotrienes), exhibit enzyme-like activities, and may be cofactors for enzymes, helping to support healthy tear ducts (2). Research finds statistically significant improvement in overall ocular scores in patients with Sjogren's syndrome treated with linoleic acid and gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) over control groups (3).

Pyridoxal 5-Phosphate
Pyridoxal 5-phosphate is the active form of vitamin B-6. It is necessary for the normal activity of the enzyme delta-6-desaturase, which converts cis-linoleic acid to GLA, and GLA into the precursor of PGE1, dihomo-gamma-linolenic acid. Research using pyridoxal 5-phosphate in combination with essential fatty acids and vitamin C has demonstrated improvement within two to six weeks in two thirds of treated subjects (3).

Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) and Ascorbyl Palmitate
Vitamin C is required for the conversion of dihomo-gamma-linolenic acid into prostaglandin E1, and thus is critical for tear production. Ascorbic acid in tears serves an anti-inflammatory role in the eye's defense system (4).

Vitamin A
Vitamin A regulates the proliferation and differentiation of corneal epithelial cells and preserves conjunctival goblet cells. It is required for the synthesis of mucin glycoproteins in the eye. Vitamin A deficiencies negatively affect the lacrimal glands, ocular epithelial cells and conjuctiva. Vitamin A treatment has been shown to support moist, healthy eyes at a cellular level (5,6).

Mucin Complex
The pre-ocular tear film is a complex biochemical fluid produced by the lacrimal glands and epithelial cells on the ocular surface. The symptoms of dry eyes may result from deficiencies and disturbances of the mucin network (7). People who suffer from Sjogren's syndrome have less mucosal epithelial membrane mucin in their conjunctiva than do normal subjects (8).

Magnesium
Magnesium is an essential cofactor in the conversion of linoleic acid into GLA.

Please note: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

 

HydroEye Formulation

HydroEye is an exclusive formulation designed to provide dry eye relief and support the body's natural tear formation. Like all ScienceBased Health formulations, it is produced in softgel form for maximum absorption and bioavailability.
New! Smaller Capsule Size!

Supplement Facts        

Servings Per Container 60

       

New! Serving Size 2 Capsules

       

Amount Per Serving

% Daily Value

New! Total Daily Intake at 4 Capsules Per Day

% Daily  Value 

Calories

30

 

60

 

Calories from Fat

20

 

40

 

Total Fat

2.5 g

4% *

5 g

8% * 

Vitamin A (from retinyl palmitate)

2080 IU

42%

2080 IU

42% 

Vitamin C [from calcium ascorbate (Ester-C®)]

240 mg

300%

180 mg

300% 

Vitamin B6 (from pyridoxal 5-phosphate)

12.6 mg

630%

12.6 mg

630% 

Magnesium (from magnesium sulfate)

20 mg

10%

40 mg

10% 

Black Currant Seed Oil

1570 mg

1500 mg

† 

 

[15.6% gamma linolenic acid (GLA)]

       

Mucin Complex (60% mucin)

100 mg

200 mg

† 

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

170 mg

3.2 mg

† 

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

† Daily Value not established.
* Not a significant source of fat, carbohydrates, or protein

Other Ingredients: Gelatin, glycerin, carob extract, beeswax, lecithin, water, and titanium dioxide.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease/

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