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


About Dr Michael Lange

Lange Eye Care in Florida was started by Dr. Michael Lange an Optometrist and Board Certified Nutrition Specialist March 15 1993. Lange Eye Care opened to 14 locations by 2014. The Lange Eye Institute is one of the largest eyecare centers of its type in the state of Florida. Lange Eye Care has close to 20 doctors on staff and can handle anything from minor eye irritation to advanced eye surgery. Lange Eye Care Florida has one of the largest supplies of contact lenses in the state and this allows for 99% of all patients that are fit in contacts to leave with their contacts on that day. Dr Michael Lange started his first office in ocala Florida on 3/15/1993 and then second office in Gainesville Florida in 94. Lange Eye Care had opened to 13 locations by June 2013 and plans on expanding into other markets. Dr. Lange has developed a nationally recognized eye care center that is involved in cutting edge research . The Lange Eye Institute is involved in multiple nutrition, optical and contact lens studies at any given time. Lange Eye Cares philosophy is to "go that extra mile" and treat everyone as if they were family. As of March 2016 Dr. Michael Lange sees patients 5 days a week at The Lange Eye Institute in the Villages Florida. Dr. Lange has an elite group of hand picked eye doctors both optometrists and ophthalmologists to take care of the vast array of patients in the Florida area. The Lange Eye Institute also has the latest in technology to aid the doctors in early and correct diagnosis of eye disease and helps the doctors in their ongoing treatment of any eye disorder. The doctors and staff are continuously updating their knowledge and skills thru ongoing continuing education that is provided by Lange Eye Institute. Dr. Michael Lange is a pioneer in the area of nutrition and eye care and has developed unique vitamin formulations that are being used world wider by doctors to help combat against free radical damage and disease in the eyes and body., Dr. Michael Lange was one of the first Optometrists in the country to become a Certified Nutrition Specialist. Dr. Lange and his staff of doctors uses their knowledge in nutrition to enhance the eye exam experience at the Lange Eye Institute. Dr. Lange states " you would be amazed at what some simple dietary and lifestyle changes can make in a patients visual future. Patients come from all over the country for this unique eye approach. In April of 2016 Dr Lange sold all of his office except The Lange Eye Institute. Dr Lange now spends the majority of his time seeing patients at his flagship , The Lange Eye Institute in The Villages Florida. This center is close to 30,000 sq ft and houses the very latest in eye technology. Dr Michael Lange started a new company Blue Light Defense in 2015 to research and develop lenses that filter the damaging blue -violet frequencies of light. In 2017 Dr Lange purchased Paleo Simplified to help improve the diets of all Americans. 2019 Dr Lange opened the Fortifeye Nutrition Center in Clearwater.
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2 Responses to Non Denatured Whey Protein Concentrate for Dry Eyes – Dr Michael Lange

  1. Pingback: Non Denatured Whey Protein Concentrate for Dry Eyes – Dr Michael Lange | Dr Michael Lange

  2. Dr Michael Lange says:

    Reblogged this on Lange Eye Institute for cataract surgery. and commented:

    non denatured whey protein concentrate for dry eyes. worth a try!! Whey protein concentrate will also help build muscle and loose fat while boosting the immune system.

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