Thursday, May 11, 2006

Clinical Trial Demonstrates TheraTears Nutrition (omega-3 supplement) Helps Dry Mouth

In a prospective, double-masked, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial in Sjogren's patients, Drs. A. Singh, M.L. Sing and A.S. Papas have found that TheraTears Nutrition, a unique patented omega-3 supplement that blends flaxseed oil and fish oil to provide both short chain and long chain omega-3s, produces a significant improvement in salivary flow in these patients with dry mouth(P<0.025). The findings were presented at the The IXth International Symposium of Sjogren's Syndrome, held in Washington, DC between April 27th and 29th.

This is the first treatment for dry mouth that has been shown to increase baseline rates of saliva production while having additional health benefits. TheraTears Nutrition is also helpful for relief of dry eyes and arthritis in patients with Sjogren's syndrome.