HUNTINGTON, N.Y., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 30+ million American adults who struggle with the stinging, eye watering, light sensitivity and itchiness of Dry Eye Syndrome now have a new way to find relief. VisiVite®, a world leader in eye vitamins, has announced its launch of Dry Eye Relief® TG-1000.
Dry Eye Relief TG-1000 is the latest eye health supplement formulated by Dr. Paul Krawitz, President and Founder of VisiVite's parent company, Vitamin Science, Inc. Dr. Krawitz holds United States Patent 7,638,142 for his Therapeutic Composition for the Treatment of Dry Eye Syndrome, also known as Dry Eye Relief® Tear Film Stabilization Formula, which has set the standard for natural dry eye care.
"With VisiVite Dry Eye Relief TG-1000, we have upgraded our original Dry Eye Relief supplement with higher potencies of the preferred triglyceride [TG] form of Omega-3 fatty acids," explained Dr. Krawitz. "TG Omega-3s are the natural form found in whole fish that are up to 70% more absorbable than the synthetic ethyl esters form found in most other dry eye supplements." Highly bioavailable, Dry Eye Relief TG-1000 encourages peak delivery of Omega-3s to the eyes' lacrimal glands, where they soothe inflammation while promoting healthier tear production.
Also known as keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS), dry eye is a chronic lack of eye lubrication and moisture. Symptoms include burning, redness, excessive tearing and itching. More common in computer users, women and adults over age 40, the syndrome has been linked to allergens, environmental factors and systemic diseases such as Rheumatoid arthritis, Sarcoidosis or Sjogren's Syndrome. "Dry eye may culminate in visual fatigue, blurred vision and eye discomfort," commented Dr. Krawitz. "It starts as a nuisance, but may progress to impact day-to-day activities like driving, reading, working or watching television, diminishing overall quality of life."
Dry Eye Syndrome treatments may include OTC eyedrops and artificial tears, prescription cyclosporine eyedrops and surgically implanted punctal plugs. Doctors are also increasingly recognizing the benefits of nutritional supplements as safe, accessible and affordable means of easing dry eye discomfort.
Many dry eye supplements supply Omega-3 fatty acids, but most use cheap synthetic Omega-3s. Even quality Omega-3 formulations may only provide partial support for one layer of tear film. "The eye's surface is more complex than most people realize," explained Dr. Krawitz. "It has an inner mucous layer, a middle aqueous layer and outer lipid layer. These layers are chemically dissimilar – they repel each other, and can be unstable. If any layer is deficient, dry eye can result… but most supplements and OTC products only address the outer layer."
Dr. Krawitz's original Dry Eye Relief® Tear Film Stabilization Formula was a breakthrough because unlike other supplements, it augmented Omega-3s with nutrition for all three tear film layers – supplying phytosterols as a "vapor barrier" to block moisture evaporation from the outer layer; mucins to optimize the interior layer and help tears adhere to the outer layer; and polar phospholipids, long molecules that thread through all layers and bind them together for better stability.
"Dry Eye Relief TG-1000 takes a proven formula and makes it even more effective," commented Dr. Krawitz. "In addition to upgrading with high-potency TG Omega-3s from purified fish oil, flaxseed oil and safflower oil, we've added Curcumin C3 Complex®, a COX-2 inhibitor that modulates inflammation without GI tract side effects. These enhancements, along with our pure ingredients, easy absorption, strong safety profile and high quality standards, are why Dry Eye Relief TG-1000 brings superior results for tear production, moisture retention and overall eye comfort."
Dry Eye Relief TG-1000 is sold at VisiVite.Com, Vision-Nutrition.Com, BestEyeVitamins.Com, Amazon.Com, and participating nutritional supplement stores and doctor offices. Wholesale accounts with a business tax ID number are welcomed.
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. This product is not intended to be a substitute or replacement for any drug, surgery or any other medical treatment. Seek the advice of a competent health care professional for your specific health concerns. Individual results may vary.
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