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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® OMEGA-3 PLUS

New Improved Formula Supports Ocular, Brain and Nerve Health

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.  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.

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  • 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 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.

I-VU® Essentials

Specially Formulated For Ocular Health

A daily multivitamin for the maintenance of good health. I-VU® Essentials helps to reduce the risk of developing cataracts, as well as helping to maintain eyesight in conditions associated with sunlight damage, such as cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. I-VU® Essentials is a registered natural health product with Health Canada.

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  • Contains more lutein & vitamin D
  • Contains Flax seed oil
  • DPA (70 mg)
  • Exceeds AREDS 2
  • Easy to swallow soft gels
  • Approved by Health Canada
  • 180 soft gels per bottle (180-day supply)

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