Black Currant oil is very high in an essential fatty acid called GLA ( gamma-linolenic acid). GLA is very difficult to get in the typical diet. GLA is a natural anti inflammatory that also promotes healthy skin, hair and nails. GLA also supports normal blood flow and a healthy immune system. Black Currant oil is also high in Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA) a plant based omega 3. Fortifeye Black Currant Oil has 140mg of GLA in each gel cap!
There is science based evidence that GLA a derivative of Omega 6 has potential positive benefits for the dry eye patient. Dr. Lange has used 140mg of GLA combined with Omega 3 with great success in is dry eye clinics. here is a link that goes to an article discussing natural dry eye relief and the science behind GLA for dry eye.
Dr. Michael Lange and Dr. Karen Hecht discuss the amazing health benefits of a super carotenoid called astaxanthin.