Tried & Tested
Would I recommend it? I won’t dismiss it since it has some benefits when taken with Scott’s Cod Liver Oil. Yet it’s neither a product that makes you rave about it. Perhaps I need to take the DHC Blueberry Extract supplement for a longer period than a month’s supply to see if there are any benefits while taking it standalone. And, it’s costly at SGD29.90 for 60 drops (Approx. SGD1.00 per intake). In comparison, I’m happy with Scott’s Cod Liver Oil for its results and value (SGD25.80 for 500 capsules) (SGD0.10 per intake).
When I was running my freelance business, I sometimes experienced dry and fatigue eyes from looking at the computer screen for 8-12 hours almost every day. Occasionally, my eyes will suddenly run tears due to the extreme dryness, and they sting. I couldn’t keep my eyes open for a couple of minutes. Since then, I felt my eyes muscles were weaker and at times, I’d need to use a little more energy to keep my eyes open.
I happened to be in Watsons one day and decided to try the DHC Blueberry Extract supplement. A pack has 60 drops for 30 days supply – 2 drops/day.
Here is their list of ingredients:
|Blueberry Extract||Used for preventing cataracts and glaucoma|
|Perilla Oil||High in omega-3 fatty acid|
|Gelatin (Protein substance derived from collagen)||Collagen strengthens blood vessels, and is present in the cornea and lens of the eye|
|Glycerin (Sugar alcohol)||Reduces eye pressure in people with glaucoma|
|Carotenoids||Possesses antioxidant properties|
|Marigold (containing lutein)||Lutein has antioxidant properties and has been studied in its use to treat cataracts|
|Beeswax||Mild anti-inflammatory effects|
|Vitamin B1 (Thiamin)||Possibly effective to reduce the risk of developing cataracts|
|Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)||Possibly effective, together with other vitamins e.g folic acid and vitamin B12, to prevent loss of vision caused by age-related macular degeneration (AMD)|
|Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)||Possibly effective for lowering risk of developing cataracts|
|Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin)||Possibly effective, together with other vitamins e.g folic acid and vitamin B6, might help to prevent loss of vision caused by AMD|
I started taking it on 2 March (Monday). I didn’t feel any difference when consuming it alone. Instead, I felt my eyes were less fatigue when I tried it together with 2 capsules of Scott’s Cod Liver Oil once every morning.
Note: Scott’s Cod Liver Oil is “rich in vitamins A & D and are a natural rich source of essential polyunsaturated fatty acids – the Omega 3 fatty acids, EPA & DHA” Recommended intake is 2 capsules 3 times a day. My parents swear by Scott’s Cod Liver Oil to reduce their dry eyes symptoms.
— Sharon Lee (@sharonleesg) April 24, 2015