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Dry eye relief in a tablet

TheraTears is a Combined optimised flax and fish oil supplement for dry eyes.
It supports eye comfort and healthy tears from the inside. While lubricant eye drops work from the outside, TheraTears Nutrition (omega-3 supplement with optimized flaxseed/fish oil blend) taken by mouth, works from the inside.
Omega-3 oils are called "essential" fatty acids because good health requires that they be in your diet. The problem is that virtually all of us don't get enough omega-3s in the food we eat. Your body uses omega-3 oils to support healthy tear production that improves eye comfort by keeping the eyes moisturized. TheraTears Nutrition provides all of the omega-3s your eyes need, so as you continue to take it, your eyes will continue to feel their best.

TheraTears Nutrition - How it Works
The oil glands in your eyelids use essential fatty acids to manufacture the oil layer of the tear film. TheraTears Nutrition provides the omega-3s your oil glands need to make the healthy oil that coats your tear film to reduce evaporation. This healthy oil protects and moisturizes the eye and supports healthy tear function.
At the same time the two types of omega-3s in TheraTears Nutrition, from flaxseed oil and fish oil, also protect your lacrimal gland and help it make healthy amounts of tear fluid. As a result TheraTears Nutrition supports healthy, comfortable eyes throughout the day.
Diet is essential in maintaining ocular health. These supplements help to treat dry eyes from the inside and when used with conventional dry eye treatments can help improve symptoms further. To find out more about Dry Eye treatments click here.

You can purchase TheraTears Nutrition here.

Supplements to help slow down the onset of macular degeneration

Did you know that your diet can impact on the long term health of your eyes? Conditions such as macular degeneration and cataracts can be influenced by what you eat. Research by the macular disease society shows that antioxidants in fruit and vegetables protect the eye against age related damage. A healthy diet is essential to help prevent damage to the macular over time. Recent studies have shown that supplements containing lutein and zeaxanthin slow down the onset of macular degeneration and the use of a supplement called Macushield which contains an extra nutrient - meso-zeaxanthin has shown outstanding results in clinical studies.

There have recently been a large number of studies to see if increasing the intake of nutrients with certain supplements can further delay the onset of Macular Degeneration.

Paul Sieving, director of the National Eye Institute, said: “This is an exciting discovery because, for people at high risk for developing Macular degeneration, these nutrients are the first effective treatment to slow the progression of the disease. These nutrients will delay the progression of Macular degeneration in people who are at high risk. The nutrients are not a cure for AMD, nor will they restore vision already lost from the disease, but they will play a key role in helping people at high risk for developing advanced AMD keep their vision.”

It would be difficult to obtain the large amount of nutrients that the supplements can provide from a normal diet, thus many professionals are recommending that people take nutritional supplements to improve their eye health, especially those who have been diagnosed with macular degeneration or have a strong family history. You can purchase Macushield here.

To find out more about Macular Degeneration click here.