Nutrient Deficiencies Impacting Eye Health: Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Omega-3 is an essential fatty acid that can't be supplied by the body and must be supplied by your diet. Omega-3 is a powerful anti-oxidant that also plays a critical role in forming the membranes of cells and helping them perform efficiently allowing nutrients and hormones to pass among cells for a healthy metabolism. Unfortunately the average American only consumes about 100mg a day of EPA/DHA the most important components of Omega-3. To support heart health, reduce systemic inflammation (Rheumathoid arthritis, joint pain) and to relieve Dry Eye Syndrome one should consume at least 1,000mg EPA/DHA daily.
Pro Tip: Make sure you are taking a Triglyceride form omega-3 - it eliminates the fishy burps and absorbs 70% better than the 'supermarket' ethyl ester alcohol fish oil that is sold by all of the national brands. If the label doesn't say triglyceride form - it's the much cheaper and less effective ethyl ester alcohol form.
TRUE or FALSE? You can Easily Get Your Daily Needs for EPA/DHA from Vegetarian Sources such as Chia seeds, Walnuts or Flax?
The reason that all of the world's health organizations recommend getting your Omega-3 (EPA/DHA) from marine sourced Omega-3 is due to the fact that vegetarian sourced Omega-3 (alpha
linolenic acid) only converts at 5% and .05% respectively to EPA and DHA in your blood stream. Meaning you would need to consume 40,000mg of Flax seed daily to net 200mg of DHA. I love flax seeds - but I can't eat a whole loaf of it every day!
The good news is we have made it very easy for you. Dry Eye Complete delivers over 1,100mg of triglyceride EPA/DHA omega-3 from wild Alaskan Pollock in every dose - sustainably caught and certified free of contaminants. It also includes Lutein and Vitamin D3!