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. /articles/natural-treatment-for-dry-eyes/
Dr. Michael Lange and Dr. Karen Hecht discuss the amazing health benefits of a super carotenoid called astaxanthin.