Participants in a study on the effects of MaquiBright extract showed an 89% increase in tear production
NovaBay Pharmaceuticals has announced the launch of OTC Avenova Eye Health Support oral supplement featuring a combination of MaquiBright, a nutrient-rich, antioxidant-dense extract of the superfruit maqui berry, and high quality, natural triglyceride omega-3 oils.
“Our eyes are under more stress than ever with increasing computer screen time, air pollution and indoor heating and cooling, all of which can lead to dry eye and eye fatigue. In fact, up to 49 million Americans suffer from dry eyes and the global market for dry eye products is expected to grow at 5% annually, reaching nearly $9 billion by 2030,” said Justin Hall, NovaBay CEO. “We’re excited to offer a unique eye health supplement that has the potent maqui berry extract, which has three-times the antioxidant level of blueberries and is found only in the forests of Patagonia. This product is unique in the marketplace and the clinical effects of the maqui berry extract are impressive.”
Participants in a four-week, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study on the effects of MaquiBright extract showed an 89% increase in tear production and reported a 57% improvement in dry eye discomfort with Avenova Eye Health Support. Study results were published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine.
“Avenova Eye Health Support is another example of NovaBay being at the forefront of innovation in the eyecare category as we continue expanding our portfolio of evidence-led, differentiated, superior-quality and highly effective eye care products,” he added. “Consumers and eyecare professionals alike now have another Avenova product to address the multifactorial and complex condition of dry eyes.”
The oral supplement is the latest addition to Avenova’s portfolio of scientifically developed eye care products targeting the dry eye market. With the strategic addition of an oral supplement, the Avenova brand now offers a best-in-class product for each step of the standard dry-eye treatment regimen: Avenova antimicrobial lid and lash spray for cleansing, lubricating eye drops for instant relief, a warm eye compress to soothe, a dietary supplement of omega-3 oils, and the i-Chek to monitor physical eyelid health.