The EyeBag Company has launched Omega blister packed capsules containing a combination of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), which is an omega-6 fatty acid, together with docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), which are omega-3 fatty acids.
The company told OT that omega is recommended for the treatment of dry eye and for diabetes, highlighting that: “The PREDIMED study showed that high omega 3 intake halves the progression of diabetic retinopathy.”
The EyeBag Company explained that: “Omega 3 capsules are crucial to avoid oxidation prior to ingestion. Omega 3 fatty acids are, by their very nature, antioxidants, so they have a high affinity for oxygen. When capsules are presented in a jar or tub, they begin to oxidise immediately when they come into contact with oxygen – as soon as the lid is removed. One undesirable consequence of this oxidation is the phenomenon of ‘fishy burps.’ You only experience the unpleasant flavour if the fish oil extract has already oxidised prior to ingestion. High quality fish-derived omega 3 capsules that have been blister-packed under inert gas do not generate this flavour.”
Reflecting on the combination of GLA together with DHA and EPA, the company added that the compounds work more effectively together rather than as single compound on their own.