Relying on thousands of years of use in Chinese medicine, we believe we have created a best remedy for dry eyes and mouth. A dietary supplement combining dendrobium nobile and sarsaparilla have synergistic properties that work together to restore moisture.
Dry eyes and mouth can be very debilitating and create problems with vision, extreme thirst, skin and dental issues.
When we experience dryness, our exocrine glands are affected. These are the glands that have ducts that secrete material onto a surface such as sweat, saliva, and tears.
What are the symptoms of dryness?
Some symptoms include:
- Prolonged eye dryness
- Itching and chronic inflammation of the eye lids (blepharitis)
- Mouth dryness
- Excessive thirst
- Frequent yeast infections
- Skin dryness
- Vaginal dryness in women
- Chronic periodontal disease
- Recurring canker sores
- Poor dental health
Why do we need to treat dryness?
Left untreated dryness manifests as difficulty in swallowing solid foods, heartburn, malabsorption of nutrients and minerals, bloating, weight loss, chronic sinus infections and prolonged dry cough.
Our recommended best remedy for dry eyes and mouth:
- Ear acupuncture (auricular therapy) and body acupuncture to stimulate tear and saliva production
- Elimination diet based on individual food-intolerance profiles
- Probiotics improve intestinal health
- Digestive enzymes improve intestinal health
- Black currant seed oil normalize TH1/TH2 responses
- Cordyceps sinensis to optimize TH1/TH2 responses (autoimmune component)
- N-Acetylcysteine to optimize TH1/2 and Th17 responses
- Fish and krill oils improve moisture
- SalivaStim improve moisture
Focus on SalivaStim
As mentioned above there are many dietary supplements one can use as natural remedies for dryness. After years of using this traditional list, we wanted to see if we could design a best remedy for dry eyes and mouth. Based on the research we found two ingredients from aruyveda that have been used for thousands of years….and designed SalivaStim.
Here is a basic explanation of what SalivaStim is targeting:
We have muscarinic M3 receptors located in our exocrine glands, that help stimulate secretion in salivary glands.
There are antibodies (proteins produced in response to an antigen) affecting the muscarinic M3 receptor that have been detected in the serum of people with Sjogren's syndrome.
This interaction between antibodies and the M3 receptor creates a downstream event which suppresses our water channel protein known as aquaporin-5.
Aquaporin-5 plays a role in generating saliva, tears, and sweat. In people with severe dryness, this protein is suppressed and the cells start producing less and less fluid causing our saliva and tears to become much more viscous.
How SalivaStim restores moisture
The extract from dendrobium nobile increases production of aquaporin-5 and by doing that, it restores the production of saliva and tears in those who have dryness.
The second herb in SalivaStim is a product from the Amazonian rainforest, Smilax medica, also known as Sarsaparilla. It's an herb that not only stimulates sweat and fluids in our body, but also has very strong anti-inflammatory and detoxifying properties which improves exocrine gland function.
How to take SalivaStim?
Our recommendation is to start slow and gradually increase the dose up to a comfortable level. Initially we recommend taking one capsule (500 mg) a day for a week or two then increase to two capsules a day. We don't recommend going above two capsules.
The expectation is that you may experience around 60 to 65% increase in production of saliva and tears after taking SalivaStim for one week.
SalivaStim should be taken early in the morning because it can stimulate your brain and cause insomnia.
SalivaStim should be spaced apart from prescription drugs for the same condition.
You will continuously need to take SalivaStim. The salivary gland is like a muscle, it will get weak and not perform if not continuously worked out.