Many people are aware of the health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids, but most have never heard of the rare omega-7 fatty acid, from sea buckthorn berry and seed oil. Sea buckthorn oil, used orally, has been found to greatly improve hydration, especially in the eyes. EuroPharma Inc., maker of the Terry Naturally® brand, has launched a new product specifically targeting eye comfort, even in drying conditions like computer and electronics usage, heat and wind exposure, or low humidity. Eye hydration not only affects comfort and quality of life, but can impact vision as well.
This new product, Omega7® Eye Relief™, uses SBA24® sea buckthorn oil which has been shown in a published human study [Larmo PS, Järvinen RL, Setälä NL, Yang B, et al. J Nutr. 2010;140 (8):1462-8] to significantly improve eye comfort by supporting fluid balance in the eye. Omega7 Eye Relief was also found to significantly reduce redness throughout this three-month trial. SBA24 sea buckthorn has also been the subject of numerous other studies for various aspects of eye health.
“In our research on SBA24, a special type of sea buckthorn oil, we have found that it is effective in improving eye comfort. It has significant and measurable impact on healthy eye hydration,” states Petra Larmo, Ph.D., lead author in this study.
“These kinds of eye comfort issue affect over 20 million Americans on a regular basis, and even more on an occasional basis. Providing effective eye relief can make an enormous difference in their lives,” said Terry Lemerond, president and founder of EuroPharma Inc.
Sea buckthorn berries grow on thorny bushes and are difficult to harvest with machinery, which causes damage to both the berry components and the sustainability of the plant. EuroPharma uses only hand harvested sea buckthorn berries to create its highly effective and clinically studied product. Additionally, these key compounds are extracted using supercritical CO2 technology to preserve nutrient value.