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. http://www.reviewofophthalmology.com/content/t/dry_eye/c/38025/
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 : https://newzealandwheyproteinconcentrate.com
Dr Michael Lange