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Nutrition

Having a Well-Balanced Diet Is Important to Our Overall Health, but Are We Giving Enough Thought to the Health of Our Eyes?

Consuming foods rich in Omega 3 fatty acids, namely, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), is essential to our overall and ocular health, but most Canadians are not getting the recommended daily amounts of these nutrients from diet alone. The Canada Food Guide recommends that Canadians consume at least 2 servings (75 grams) of oily fish per week. According to a Statistics Canada report from 2012/2013, an estimated 72.7% of Canadians aged 20-79 consume less than 1 serving of oily fish per week. *1

To supplement a patient’s diet that is lacking in fresh fish, seafood, fruits, and green & leafy vegetables, eye care professionals can recommend a nutritional vitamin to balance out what is missing.

A daily dose of a multi-vitamin and/or Omega-3 in your system will enhance the maintenance of ocular and general overall health and can be an effective way to reduce the onset of dry eyes and/or inflammation of the eyelids in patients that show signs of marginal osmolarity.

Eye care professionals may also suggest taking an ocular supplement as a means of reducing the severity of the onset of Macular Degeneration.

*1 – Based on data gathered by Statistics Canada

Daily Vitamin Products

I-VU® COMPLETE

Helps to Support Eye Health & Brain Function

I-VU® COMPLETE is a daily multi-vitamin which helps to support eye health and cognitive brain function.  I-VU® COMPLETE contains the optimal amount of the eye-supporting nutrient Lutein, which helps to reduce the risk of conditions associated with sunlight damage, such as cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.

I-VU® COMPLETE also provides the beneficial omega-3 fatty acids in the re-esterified triglyceride (rTG) form, allowing for greater absorption of these fish oils into the bloodstream.

  • EPA (250 mg)
  • DHA (125 mg)
  • Lutein (2.5 mg)
  • Vitamin D3 (0.05 mcg)

240 Gel caps per bottle

I-VU® COMPLETE Supplements Have the Following Benefits:

✓ They Contain the Optimal Amount of Lutein
✓ They Provide Omega-3s in the Re-Esterified Triglyceride (rTG) Form
✓ They Help to Produce and Repair Connective Tissue
✓ They Are Chewable and Pleasant-Tasting
✓ They are Approved by Health Canada

The retina and macular regions of the eye can deteriorate over time due to eye disorders caused by advanced age.  There is supported evidence that the lutein in food can help protect against cataracts and macular degeneration, two common, age-related eye disorders.

It is recommended to include eye-supporting nutrients, such as Omega-3s, Lutein and Vitamin D3 into your diet to maintain your eye health.  I-VU® COMPLETE contains all these nutrients in a pleasant orange-flavoured, chewable gel cap. It is the only multi-vitamin of its kind on the market today.

NOT ALL SUPPLEMENTS CONTAINING OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS ARE CREATED EQUALLY!

 

OMEGA-3 PRODUCTS COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE ON STORE SHELVES AND ON-LINE DIFFER IN THEIR FORMULATIONS AND QUALITY:

Re-esterified triglyceride (rTG) form omega-3s:

Alcohol is removed, resulting in a formulation easily absorbed by the body.

Ethyl ester-based omega-3s:

Toxins are removed, converting it to a form not easily absorbed by the body. Large doses are required before benefits can be observed.

Unpurified native oil:

Pressed directly from various fish, it may contain harmful toxins, including mercury and PCBs.

MAINTAIN EYE HEALTH WITH THE ADDITION OF LUTEIN & VITAMIN D3

Help protect the overall health of your patients’ eyes with I-VU® COMPLETE, a nutritional supplement that also supports cognitive health and brain function.

The retina and macular regions of the eye can deteriorate due to age and other factors. Lutein and vitamin D3 have been shown to support and nourish the macular region of the eye.

I-VU® COMPLETE offers a safe, potent and easily absorbed formulation, providing maximum benefits to your patients

I-VU® OMEGA-3 PLUS

New Formula Helps to Provide Relief and Improve Symptoms of Dry Eye Syndrome

I-VU® OMEGA-3 PLUS is a highly purified and concentrated Omega-3 supplement that addresses a patient’s dry eye symptoms systematically as opposed to topically.  For adults over 18 years of age, four soft gels daily provide 3648 mg of the most important Omega-3 fatty acids, EPA, DHA & DPA, which are associated with cardio-protective effects; improving blood flow, reducing inflammation and lowering blood triglyceride levels.

  • EPA (600 mg)
  • DHA (300 mg)
  • DPA (12 mg)

120 Soft gels per bottle

I-VU® OMEGA-3 PLUS Supplements Are:

✓ In the re-esterified triglyceride form (rTG)
✓ GMO-free
✓ Highly purified & concentrated
✓ Molecularly distilled in a licensed facility
✓ Scientifically formulated
✓ Easy to digest
✓ Easy to swallow
✓ Flavor-free
✓ More economical than other re-esterified Omega-3 products on the market
✓ Approved by Health Canada

I-VU® OMEGA-3 PLUS helps to provide relief and improve symptoms of Dry Eye Syndrome, including support for proper tear function (decreased rate of tear evaporation and increase in tear secretion) in adults.

It provides the optimal amounts of these beneficial Omega-3 fatty acids in the re-esterified triglyceride form (rTG), which allows for easier absorption into the bloodstream.   I-VU® OMEGA-3 PLUS is manufactured using organic ingredients that haven’t been genetically modified (GMO-Free).

Our Superior Formulation Results in Increased Potency and Efficacy

I-VU® OMEGA-3 PLUS is meticulously formulated in consultation with industry and clinical experts, and molecularly distilled in a licensed facility.

I-VU® OMEGA-3 PLUS provides these important Omega-3 fatty acids in the re-esterified triglyceride form (rTG).  This involves removing the alcohol content from the synthetic alcohol-based Omega-3’s and converting them into the purified re-esterified triglyceride form. This additional purification step causes the bio-availability of Omega-3’s to be much higher than the ethyl ester form.  The benefit to the patient is a higher percentage of fish oils is absorbed into the bloodstream.  As a result, the product is more potent and effective.

Not all omega-3 supplements are created equally.  Most commercially available omega-3 manufacturers do not perform this additional re-esterification step, leading to unpurified, synthetic formulations.

Learn more about our Dry Eye products

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