What is CAN-C Eye Drops?
Can-C Eye Drops is a unique lubricant cataract eye drop containing a patented pure form of 1%
N-Acetylcarnosine (NAC). They were invented by Dr. Mark Babizhayev of Innovative Vision Products (IVP). They are also known as NAC Eye Drops. What is N-Acetylcarnosine?
N-Acetylcarnosine is an N-acetylated form of L-carnosine and is also known as NAC. Carnosine is one of the body's natural antioxidants and is essential for the normal functioning of cells.
Dr. Mark Babizhayev perfected the specific purity level of N-Acetylcarnosine and has patented it.
According to Babizhayev, the reason it is included in the Can-C Eye drops is so that it can reach the
aqueous humor where it may function as an antioxidant in the lens. Babizhayev maintained that NAC may help reduce cross-linking and glycation in the lens.
The unique stability of the formula also helps to limit the L-carnosine from being broken down by the carnosinase enzyme. This helps the carnosine to reach the aqueous humor
remain active in the lens as long as possible.
Other forms of eye drops that contain NAC,
do not contain the same unique patented form of N-Acetylcarnosine used by IVP. Can-C Eye Drops have soared in popularity since their invention. Benefits Lubricant eye drops help support lubrication Designed to help with contact lens comfort and eye strain Contains the unique antioxidant n-acetylcarnosine Helps deliver carnosine directly to the aqueous humor Designed to help soothe and relieve dry eyes N-Acetylcarnosine Features Supports the reduction of free radicals in the lens May help protect from oxidation and glycation May help to reduce cross-linking of lens proteins Natural antioxidant Ingredients
Active Ingredients Glycerine (lubricant) 1%, Carboxymethylcellulose sodium (lubricant) 0.3% Inactive Ingredients Sterile Water (ophthalmic grade solution pH 6.7 to 6.9) Antioxidants N-Acetyl-Carnosine (NAC)* 1% Buffers Borate, Potassium Bicarbonate Preservative Purified Benzyl Alcohol Storage For maximum shelf-life, store in the refrigerator, do not freeze N-Acetylcarnosine Properties
CAS Number 56353-15-2 Chemical formula C 11 H 16 N 4 O 4 Molar mass 268.27 g/mol Directions
The enclosed insert must be read carefully prior to use, to ensure the drops are administered correctly.
Apply 1 drop in each eye twice per day or as advised by your physician. You may find it more helpful to use the drops 3-4 times a day.
eye closed for 60 seconds after application without blinking. Lean your head back while looking directly upwards. You may need to sit on a chair for support while you do this. Administer 1 drop and close the eye ensuring you do not blink or open the eye for 60 seconds. This allows the active ingredients to be absorbed fully into the eye tissues. Blinking can cause the drop to leak out of the eye which will waste the product. Repeat this procedure for the next eye and for each further drop that is required. To Open Eye Drop Bottle Remove the lower ring. Tighten the cap on the nozzle by turning it clockwise. The spike in the cap will pierce the nozzle. Remove the cap by turning it anti-clockwise. Dispense drops by applying gentle pressure. Contents
2x5ml Can-C Eye Drop bottles are included. There is one bottle for each eye and 1 pack is designed to last 1 month. If you need to dose more frequently (i.e. 4 times a day), then one box will last for a shorter time.
Frequently Asked Questions Where can I find more information?
download an e-book by Marios Kyriazis, MD, who is one of Britain’s top anti-aging physicians and is internationally recognized as a pioneer in his field. Can the drop be used on dogs?
According to IVP, dogs lack the enzyme carnosinase that breaks down carnosine in the lens. They state that in animal studies, the drops produce a "melting snow" effect quite rapidly, indicating that these drops may work better and faster on animals like dogs. Consult your animal's health care professional for advice.
How long has Can-C Eye Drops been on the market?
Can-C has been on the market since 2001 and according to the manufacturer, there have been more than 500,000 bottles sold.
Can Can-C Eye Drops be taken in conjunction with other common eye supplements such as lutein and zeaxanthin/astaxanthin?
It is not recommended. They may interfere with the eye drops.
Are Can-C eye drops ok for vegans?
They are 100% plant-based with no animal ingredients and suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
Will Can-C eye drops work even though I wear contact lenses?
Yes, they are a lubricant eye drop and can help with contact lens comfort.
How do I store Can-C Eye Drops?
Can-C is stable for lengthy periods at room temperature. It is recommended that you keep them in the warmer part of the fridge. The opened bottle should be discarded 28 days after opening.
Can Can-C Eye Drops be spoiled if it is frozen?
It is possible that some spoilage will have occurred and it is not recommended to freeze.
To avoid contamination, do not touch the tip of the container to any surface. Replace the cap immediately after using it. Open only one container of solution at a time. Do not allow other people to use your container. Once open, discard the container and any contents after 30-days. Do not heat beyond room temperature, keep the extra tubes in the box away from light, especially sunlight.
Do not use if the seal is broken or if the solution changes color or becomes cloudy. Not recommended for children under the age of 12 years. If the eye tissue becomes more inflamed, red, irritated, or uncomfortable after using this product, immediately discontinue the use of the product and consult an eye-physician if necessary. Keep this and all drugs out of the reach of children.