Found to raise levels of lactoferrin, a protective protein found in tears. Read about the study.
Offers uninterrupted relief with continued use; results typically experienced within 30-60 days.
Replaces the need for eye drops for most users.
HydroEye is an exclusive formulation designed to provide dry eye relief and support the bodys natural tear formation. Like all ScienceBased Health formulations, it is produced in softgel form for maximum absorption and bioavailability.
Research Findings and Key Ingredients
Omega Fatty Acids: GLA (235 mg) from Black Currant Seed Oil, EPA (100 mg) and DHA (70 mg) from Fish Oil
GLA, a unique and specialized omega-6 fatty acid from black currant seed oil, is found only in ultra trace amounts in the diet. GLA can be converted to the anti-inflammatory prostaglandin, PGE1, which supports normal tear secretion. Clinical studies report that GLA reduces symptoms and calms inflammation in people with dry eye and improves symptoms and increases tear production in people undergoing corrective laser procedures. It also reduces symptoms and increases anti-inflammatory prostaglandin levels in those with syndrome. Black currant seed oil also contributes alpha linolenic acid, an important omega-3 fatty acid. A controlled study in healthy older individuals found that black currant seed oil decreased production of the pro-inflammatory prostaglandin, PGE2, and improved immune function compared to a placebo.
Fish oil is a concentrated source of the omega-3 fats EPA and EPA and DHA may reduce the risk of dry eye in women, in addition to providing well established cardiovascular benefits. Combining fish oil EPA and GLA from black currant seed oil in balanced amounts helps block the formation of inflammatory prostaglandins. HydroEye features highest quality USP-verified fish oil from the purest sources.
Vitamin C (240 mg)
Vitamin C is the most abundant water-soluble antioxidant in tear fluid. It acts to neutralize free radicals and helps recharge the antioxidant vitamin E. Biomarkers of oxidative damage are higher in the tear fluid of dry eye patients compared to controls. Levels of vitamin C are also known to drop significantly in the tears of people undergoing laser surgery - procedures known to generate free radical activity. In addition to its free radical fighting role, Vitamin C may also stimulate the formation of less inflammatory prostaglandins from GLA metabolism. Other Essential Nutrients
HydroEye delivers Vitamin A, an essential nutrient for the health of the epithelial cells of the eyes cornea and conjunctiva. Vitamin A is also required for the manufacture of mucin, the primary component of the mucous or innermost layer of the tear film.
HydroEye contributes mucin, which is secreted by goblet and epithelial cells of the conjunctiva to protect, lubricate and ensure even distribution of tear fluid. Loss of goblet cells has been associated with chronic inflammation of the ocular surface in tear deficient dry eye.
Dietary shortfalls of magnesium and vitamin B6 are not uncommon, especially among women and older individuals (groups in which dry eye commonly occurs).
HydroEye includes these nutrients, which are important cofactors for the conversion of linoleic acid from black currant seed oil into GLA. One of the critical catalysts for this conversion is an enzyme whose activity declines with nutrient deficiencies, as well as with age, certain diseases, increased stress hormones and excessive intakes of saturated fats.
Servings Per Container 30
Serving Size 4 Softgels
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories from Fat 20
Total Fat 2 g 4%
Vitamin A (from retinyl palmitate) 2080 IU 42%
Vitamin E (from d-alpha tocopherol) 12 IU 40%
Vitamin C [as ascorbic acid] 240 mg 300%
Vitamin B6 (from pyridoxal 5-phosphate) 12.6 mg 630%
Magnesium (from magnesium sulfate) 40 mg 10%
Gamma linolenic acid (GLA)[from black currant seed oil; also contains 190-235mg alpha linolenic acid(ALA)] 235 mg
Omega-3 Fatty Acids (100 mg EPA, 70 mg DHA from USP-verified fish oil) 170 mg
Mucin Complex (60% mucin) 500 mg
Cod Liver Oil 3.2 mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Other Ingredients: Gelatin, Water, Vegetable Shortening, Glycerine, Lecithin, Beeswax, Titanium Dioxide, and Caramel color.
Contains peanut oil (additive to lecithin) and lecithin made from soybeans.
HydroEye is an advanced oral formulation for dry eye relief.
Take four capsules daily, with meals (two capsules taken orally, twice daily).
Use with anticoagulants may increase their effect and prolong prothrombin time. Pregnant or lactating women and individuals with known medical conditions should consult a physician before using.