Non Denatured Whey Protein Concentrate for Dry Eyes – Dr Michael Lange

Fortifeye Super Protein

Fortifeye Super Protein

Non Denatured Whey Protein Concentrate from Grass fed New Zealand cows may benefit dry eye. by Dr. Michael Lange

I have been involved in the diagnosis and treatment of dry eye for over 25 years. I have seen what works and what doesn’t work over this time period. I have adopted a more natural approach to treating dry eyes over the last 10 years with some great success. Over the last 10 years I have done numerous intracellular blood evaluations (spectracell) on my dry eye and macular degeneration patients and found that the majority were deficient in omega 3, vitamin D3, Vitamin B12 and glutathione. I imagine the vast majority of people as we age are deficient in these areas as well. My goal as an optometric physician and certified nutrition specialist is to reduce these deficiencies and improve overall wellness of the eye and entire body. The omega 3, B12 and D3 deficiencies are relatively easy to reduce through proper supplementation dietary adjustments and a little sunshine as long as there isn’t an underlying systemic disease-causing these deficiencies. Most Americans simply are not fueling their body with the right nutrition. However the Glutathione deficiency is a little more difficult to eliminate. Using supplemental NAC and adjusting the diet certainly will help but the best way I have found to eliminate glutathione deficiencies was by consuming a whey protein concentrate from grass-fed New Zealand cows. Many patients would experience improvement in their dry eye symptomology after their Vitamin D3, Omega 3 and B12 deficiencies resolved. However a certain percentage of patients with continuous dry eye issues seemed to improve once they started consuming a non denatured grass-fed whey protein concentrate. So the question is, was it just additional time that was needed to eliminate the other deficiencies or is the addition of a good whey protein concentrate from grass-fed cows really a benefit to dry eye sufferers? Whey protein concentrate is one of the best ways to stimulate the master antioxidant called glutathione in our body. Glutathione declines as we age and dry eye increases as we age. Grass fed non denatured whey protein concentrate is also one of the best ways to detoxify the body and kick in the immune system. Whey protein concentrate is also high in a multifunctional protein called lactoferrin. Lactoferrin is a component in human tears that is deficient in the tears of many types of dry eye.
I have been using different non denatured whey protein concentrates for my patients for many years and I have been fascinated with the benefits. However it is very difficult to find a cost-effective grass-fed whey protein concentrate from reliable source so I decided to develop Fortifeye Super Protein. This is a non denatured whey protein concentrate from grass-fed pasture raised New Zealand A2 cows. This new protein has an all natural organic flavor system that comes in  a rich and creamy chocolate and vanilla flavor. Fortifeye Super Protein is non GMO and free of pesticide, antibiotics, gluten, wheat, hormones and corn. This is from cows that graze on grass all year round giving a much better ratio of omega 3 to omega 6 versus a grain fed cow. I have also used only non genetically mutated A2 cows for this protein.

Using a non denatured whey protein concentrate to help dry eyes has not yet been proven in a clinical study and this is just what I have seen clinically in a very busy dry eye practice. There is a very large body of evidence that promotes the use of whey protein concentrates to promote overall wellness and support the immune system. So I highly recommend drinking a non denatured whey protein concentrate daily as a step in the right direction of anti aging.  I will plan on doing a pilot study to test my hypothesis on utilizing whey protein to help dry eyes in the near future.   read more on the science behind Fortifeye Super Protein :

Dr Michael Lange

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Dr Michael Lange talks Natural Anti Aging

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Anti Aging Recipe by Dr Michael Lange

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Anti aging nutrient Astaxanthin is great for the eyes, Michael Lange OD, CNS

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A very popular nutrient called Astaxanthin is being advertised as the hottest nutrient for anti aging.  Michael Lange OD says this carotenoid called astaxanthin is also great for the eyes.  Astaxanthin can improve accommodative ability and decrease inflammation in the eyes.  Watch this video  with Michael Lange OD discussing the powers of Astaxanthin:

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Natural Dry Eye Treatment and Meibomian Gland dysfunction Treatment by Michael Lange OD, CNS

Dr. Lange in front of Lange Eye Institute in The Villages Florida.

Dr. Lange in front of Lange Eye Institute in The Villages Florida.


The Natural treatment of Dry eyes and meibomian gland dysfunction can help tremendously.  I have seen in clinical practice for  over 20 years the benefits natural dry eye treatment may have without the use of any medications.  The goal is to eliminate the microbial flora that blocks the meibomian glands, cut inflammation in the glands and  unclog the meibomian glands so they secrete a healthy tear film.   This is a relatively simple process and works if the steps are followed.

1.  lid scrubs with a good lid hygiene foam like occusoft foam or cliradex,  If lids are quite inflamed and red and crusty the combination of both work quite well. Scrub lashes first with occusoft then rub the Cliradex onto lashes and lids before bed. This combination will rid the eyes of blepharitis. This gets rid of the microbes like staph bacteria and demodex that clogs the meibomian glands,

2.  Take a good triglyceride form omega 3 fish oil with a minimum of 1600 mg of combined EPA and DHA.  2 Fortifeye Super Omega gives you this ratio.  For really dry eyes I also recommend taking 6 mg of astaxanthin ( fortifeye focus) and  Black Currant Seed oil with 140-160 mg of GLA. GLA for dry eyes in the right combination  to omega 3 fish oil is beneficial. Astaxanthin is a super potent antioxidant and anti inflammatory and is my favorite single nutrient.

3.  Heating and massaging the lid margins is crucial to unclog the meibomian glands so the glands can secrete the crucial outer layer of tear film.  This needs to be done for 10-15 minutes 2 times a day.  The use of a warm wash cloth is an inexpensive way to do this but I have found that the Brueder Mask is the best way to continuously do this treatment.  This is a mask that u put in microwave for 20 seconds and then Velcro around your eyes for 10-15 minutes two times a day. While the mask is on the eyes gently massage the lid margins to help un clog the blocked glands.  This mask will also help cut inflammation around and under the eyes.

4.  a good unpreserved artificial tear  that has some hyluranic acid in it is the ultimate for the relief of dry eyes. I recommend either Oasis tears plus or Blink both of these have the ability to minimize dry eye symptomatology quite well. For the extreme dry eyes and meibomian gland dysfunction patients I like to use either oasis tears or blinks as well as adding a special lubricating eye drop called Retain MGD. This combination helps to replenish all layers of the tear film..

If you follow these four steps you will notice an immediate improvement in your dry eye however it will take up to four months of  faithfully following these directions to get significant improvements in this condition.  I recommend all readers of this blog  see their local optometrist or ophthalmologist if they have any problems with their eyes.  This blog is for educational purposes only.  If you are in the Florida area come by one of the nine Lange Eye Care locations. ,

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Michael Lange OD, CNS  (Board Certified Optometric Physician and Certified Nutrition Specialist)

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12 step Dry eye protocol outlined by Michael Lange Optometrist and Nutrition Specialist.

12 step Dry eye protocol outlined by Michael Lange Optometrist and Nutrition Specialist..

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