Dry Eye Center of Salem
Are all Omega 3’s created equally?
PRN’s De3 Omega Benefits is a superior omega-3 product that is specifically formulated for patients with occasional eye dryness.
How it works
Omega-3 deficient glands may become inflamed and clogged which accelerates tear evaporation and dryness due to missing oil.
Studies show that long-term consumption of EPA & DHA in the re-esterified triglyceride form (rTg) may help to maintain a healthy tear film and assist in overall eye comfort.¹
Our 100% Money Back Guarantee
If you aren’t completely satisfied after consuming the daily recommended serving for 90 days, we will issue your money back.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why shouldn’t I buy fish oil at my local store?
A: Many store-bought omega-3s are in a synthetic (ester) or unpurified form, which is difficult to absorb and leaves a fishy odor/aftertaste. PRN Omega-3s are in an ultra-purified triglyceride (rTG) form, which is a similar form to a piece of fish, but without the impurities. This form is easier for your body to absorb and micro-distilled to remove contaminants like PCBs, lead, mercury and more. PRN omega-3s are manufactured in a NSF®certified facility.
Q: Are there any side effects when taking this product?
A: PRN Omega-3s are tested and safe. Commonly reported side effects of omega-3 supplements are usually mild. These could include unpleasant taste, bad breath, heartburn, nausea, gastrointestinal discomfort, diarrhea, headache, and odoriferous sweat. In addition, Omega-3 dietary supplements, such as fish oil, have the potential to interact with medications such as Warfarin and other blood-thinning medications. People taking these and other medications on a regular basis should discuss possible interactions with their healthcare providers.
Q: Why can’t I just eat fish?
A: The American Heart Association and the American Cardiology Association recommend 2-3 grams of omega-3s daily (EPA+DHA). To get this amount of Omega 3s (generally equal to 3 soft gels of PRN Omega 3s daily) from eating fish, you would have to consume the equivalent of 37 cans of tuna per week! Eating this much fish could result in an increased risk for mercury poisoning. Other fish that can be purchased in stores are mostly farm-raised which have little Omega-3s, or wild-caught, which are optimal but have an increased risk of being contaminated with harmful PCBs, dioxins, mercury, etc.
Q: Why not Flaxseed?
A: Flaxseed contains the plant source of Omega-3s, also known as alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). This form is less easy to absorb and less effective in the body. Marine-based Omega-3s have been shown to be more absorbable which may provide systemic benefits.*
Q: I am a small person, why do I need the same amount of Omega-3s as a larger person?
A: Bodyweight does not have a direct correlation with Omega-3 saturation. These Omega-3s are in a purified triglyceride form — the same form you ingest when you eat fish. The amount of omega-6s within your diet is the competing factor for Omega-3 saturation.
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What is Meibomian Gland Dysfunction?
Our tears are made up of three layers: the lipid (oil) layer, aqueous (water) layer, and the mucous (sticky) layer. These layers work in unison to lubricate and coat the eyes, keeping them moist and comfortable.
Your meibomian glands control the lipids in the eye, called meibum, which combine with other substances in the eye area to create a thin film that consistently lubricates your eyes. Meibum is an essential part of your eye’s makeup as it prevents the evaporation of the eye’s tear film.
Meibomian Gland Dysfunction occurs when the meibomian glands fail to provide enough meibum. This can be triggered by various factors and causes the tear film to evaporate at a quicker rate, leading the eyes to feel dry and uncomfortable. 80% of Dry Eye is due to MGD.
Dry Eye Syndrome can range from a mild irritant to a chronic problem. The symptoms of Dry Eye Syndrome may include:
Dry, irritated, or red eyes
Excessive tearing/watery eyes
Sore or sensitive eyes
A gritty or pasty feeling in the eyelids
Crusty or gunky eyes