Omega-3 capsules are polyunsaturated fatty acids taken as a supplement to your regular diet. They are derived from a number of sources including flax seed oil, fish oil, krill oil, English walnuts, and green leafy vegetables. The body cannot produce omega-3’s; they must be consumed. Omega-3’s reduce inflammation of the eyelid glands that produce oil for the tears. This oily layer lubricates the eye and reduces evaporation of the tears. Omega-3’s are often helpful in reducing or eliminating the symptoms of dry eye syndrome. Omega-3’s also help to lower cholesterol.
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