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Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) July 11, 2011
The Result of Two Decades of Research into the Health Effects of Water, Pollution, Climate Change and Air.
Sharon Kleyne, an American woman, business entrepreneur, water advocate and Founder of Bio-Logic Aqua Research, is announcing a series of breakthrough discoveries by her company that are creating a new branded category in the business of water – “water mixed with air” (which has very different properties and benefits than liquid water). She projects that this new category water business will achieve global distribution, with billion-dollar a year sales.
This new category business is expected to greatly expand the existing global business of water, already growing rapidly, that is currently dominated by water-to-drink.
Two decades ago, Mrs. Kleyne founded Bio-Logic Aqua Research in Grants Pass, Oregon, out of concern for the combined health effects of water, pollution, climate change and air. Mrs. Kleyne challenged herself to develop an effective individual, all-natural, all-water, hand-held portable humidifying device for dry skin and dry eyes, to generate global mass market sales.
That challenge has now been met – due to breakthrough discoveries by Bio-Logic Aqua Research involving the utilization of humidity from the air by the skin and eyes, the ideal water for maximum beneficial surface absorption, and the technology of mist application. Bio-Logic Aqua Research is the only company, worldwide, whose exclusive business is the bottling and marketing of an all-natural trade secret water as an all-natural humidity supplement, for external application to the human body.
“The number one global environmental threat to health,” Mrs. Kleyne explains, “is that the air we breathe is becoming too dry. Our ‘breath of life’ is endangered. Everyone knows the air is polluted and dirty but few people realize that as a result, the air is also losing its life-giving clean water (humidity).”
Dry air, Mrs. Kleyne discovered, causes numerous dehydration diseases such as dry skin, dry eyes, allergies and melanoma. Environmentally caused dry eye is now the #1 reason for eye doctor visits in the United States. In countries with extreme air pollution and/or water shortages, dry eye has become a major health crisis. Ninety-percent of the world’s blind live in places such as China, India and areas of Africa, and the blindness rate is expected to double by 2030.
“My company’s personal hand-held water misting devices,” Mrs. Kleyne states, “empower every individual to provide their own instant humidity supplement for dry skin and dry eyes, regardless of how dirty or dry the air.”
After assembling a global Business and Medical Advisory Team to participate in this new discovery, Mrs. Kleyne conducted research, consulted with scientists, doctors, business leaders and Wall Street, and developed a business plan that remains the road map to the company’s future.
The ideal water for application as an airborne mist to dehydrated skin and eyes, it was discovered, is the company’s trademarked, trade secret water, “Bio-Logic Aqua® all-natural tissue culture grade water.” Double-blind testing shows that the water is ideal for maximum beneficial absorption into dry skin and dry eyes, with no burning or blurring.
Bio-Logic Aqua Research invested millions of dollars into researching the properties, application and benefits of Bio-Logic Aqua water. The company then invested in market research and testing of its products in 70,000 retail outlets (chain and independent drugstores, doctors’ offices, high end department stories, hospitals, the military, law enforcement, etc.), generating millions of dollars in sales. It also obtained the first United States Patent on the application of a pure mist to humidify dry eyes and a dry tear film. The company holds patents or pending patents in several countries.
Bio-Logic Aqua Research markets three hand-held water mist products, for dry eye, dry skin, and first aid and emergencies, with additional products in development.
“Earth will continue to change,” says Mrs. Kleyne, “and for life to survive for eternity, we must learn to adapt to and live with the changes. In the current global environment, it is realistic to predict that my company’s water products will one day be as indispensable as drinking water, clothing, sunscreen and lip balm.”
Water on Earth
“Only three-percent of the world’s water is fresh and two-thirds of that is ice. Much of the remainder is either drying up or becoming polluted, making fresh water an endangered species. Water, the source of all life on Earth, is unique – and easily polluted – because it combines with nearly every substance with which it comes in contact, good or bad” (adapted from National Geographic, Special Edition, 1993).
It’s never been done before!
Bio-Logic Aqua Technologies Biomedical Research is the only company, worldwide, to specialize in all-natural tissue culture grade water and hydrotherapy for pharmaceutical application. The company has conducted this groundbreaking research for well over a decade and is committed to a two-fold objective:
- Understanding the medical benefits of the company’s rare Bio-Logic Aqua® Absolute Premium Standard™ tissue-culture grade of water
- Developing applications of the water for the benefit of human health in an increasingly dry and polluted environment
A vault of new discoveries.
Research, under the guidance of Sharon F. Kleyne, Director and Founder, has concentrated on the benefits of Bio-Logic Aqua for relief of dry skin and dry, irritated eyes. This is yielding a vault of new theories and discoveries about skin and eye dehydration. Breakthrough products have resulted including Nature’s Tears EyeMist, Nature’s Mist – Face of the Water, and Bio Med Wash, an all-natural first-aid wash. These products are revolutionizing the treatment of dry skin and dry, irritated eyes while generating excitement among skin, eye care and emergency professionals. Research is continuing into the application of Bio-Logic Aqua for dry mouth, cosmetic enhancement, tissue cell research, surgical healing, and numerous additional benefits.
Education and community involvement.
Bio-Logic Aqua Technologies’ two highest priorities are public education and community involvement. Although success is certainly a major objective, education about skin and eye moisturizing, and the harmful dehydration effects of the environment, dry air both inside and out, has become a higher calling. Forced air heating and cooling, building insulation, airline travel, air pollution, increased stress, increased population, ozone depletion and many other factors are decreasing the available moisture in the air and placing life on Earth at increasing risk. Public awareness of this serious problem is critical, and humanity as a whole must be taught ways in which individuals can protect themselves and minimize their own health damage.
Sharon Kleyne has long recognized a connection between environmental dehydration and a dramatic increase in a potentially fatal cancer called “childhood melanoma.” Bio-Logic Aqua Technologies’ Save-a-Child’s Life was founded in 1996 (became a foundation in 2003) in response to this urgent need. Through its annual Rogue Riviera Water Festival and various other events, the Foundation raises money for childhood melanoma research as well as other children’s charities. The Foundation and Festival have continued to grow annually, while gaining a national reputation as the first foundation to encourage all of us to put our heart and our hands, recognize melanoma in time to save children’s lives.
Moisture Is Water!
Creams and lotions are not moisture, even when labeled as “moisturizers”. Moisture can certainly contain substances other than water, but as water diffuses into moisture, the dissolved minerals, contaminants, and pollutants, can remain suspended in the minute moisture droplets.
The Amazing Tear Film.
The ocular tear film the covers the exposed portion of the eye and is only four or five microns thick. When eyes become dry, the ultimate cause is usually moisture depletion in the tear film’s middle layer. This depletion can total no more than two to five nanoliters but those barely measurable quantities can make a huge difference. Replace those nanoliters and your eyes will feel much more comfortable.
The Eye Drop Dilemma.
How do you get two to five nanoliters of into the aqueous layer? You could use a very tiny eyedropper but it would be needle thin and not practical for safety reasons. The typical commercial eyedropper is much larger and blunt-ended. Its drops, however, contain ten to 40 times the volume of the entire tear film. Drops that large flood the tear film and wash away the overlying lipid (oil) layer, whose purpose is to slow moisture evaporation from the aqueous layer. Disrupting the lipid layer can make dry eyes even dryer.
The Mist Solution.
The “Mist Solution,” discovered by Nature’s Tears EyeMist, utilizes an ultra-fine mist instead of drops. The micron-droplets penetrate the overlying lipid layer much like vinegar penetrates salad oil: the oil parts, the water enters and the oil then reseals.
Using the right water is critical. Water for the eyes must be sterile and free from contaminants and pollution. It must be mostly free from salt, heavy metals, artificial formulations and potentially allergenic preservatives. It must contain minute quantities of beneficial minerals such as silicon, calcium and potassium. And it must have a pH (acid/alkaline) balance that is compatible with the tear film’s pH.
A word about salt:
Everyone knows that tears are salty, but exactly how salty they are can be critical. When the aqueous layer loses water to evaporation, the salt remains. It is this over-concentration of salt that causes discomfort. Discomfort is alleviated only when the salt concentration is diluted to normal levels. Adding salt to dry irritated eyes (salt is an ingredient in nearly all artificial tear products), cannot not possibly dilute the aqueous layer’s salt.
Nature’s Tears EyeMist – the First and Only!
Nature’s Tears EyeMist is the first and only product that utilizes a diffusion of ultra-pure, pH compatible water, with a mild and beneficial mineral content, free from preservatives and formulated chemicals. The water is “Bio-Logic Aqua tissue-culture grade water.” This unique water is applied to the eyes – using specially designed vaporizing technology – as an ultra-fine mist, to supply needed moisture, in nanoliter quantities, directly to the tear film’s aqueous layer.
“Tear Film and Treatment of Dry Eye Disease,” by William Mathers, MD. Bio-Logic Aqua Research, 2005.
GRANTS PASS, OR, September 04, 2010 /24-7PressRelease/ — Worldwide, because of global warming, air pollution and population growth, the air we breathe is becoming dangerously and increasingly dry and unhealthy. Dry air and pollution can dehydrate (dry out) the eyes and lead to numerous diseases that are uncomfortable and could result in visual impairment or blindness. The skin is also extremely vulnerable to dry air.
Recent statistics confirm the dangers of dry air and pollution to the eyes and skin. The incidence of chronic dry eye, eye infections (conjunctivitis), glaucoma, dry skin, adult acne and skin cancers is a developing global health crisis. In the US, 100 cities are identified as “Dry Eye Hot Spots.” Worldwide, someone goes blind every five seconds.
In reaction to this global crisis, more and more individuals are seeking ways to proactively protect themselves on their own, through such personal items as lip balm, sunscreen, bottled water, protective clothing and all-natural personal humidifying eye mist.
It is now becoming clear that the effects of dry air extend far beyond the eyes and skin. A recent report in a major U.S. news publication stated that, “influenza spreads better in dry air” and that, “it may be worthwhile to add humidity to the air.”
Bio-Logic Aqua Research and Technology International of Grants Pass, Oregon, the only research company dedicated exclusively to water and health, has been monitoring this problem for many years and has developed an innovative solution with a breakthrough line of products that create a personal micro-environment of pure, moist, healthy “absolute humidity” around the eyes, facial skin and breathing passages.
The company’s signature product, Nature’s Tears EyeMist , is an all-natural, pH balanced, pure water dry eye moisturizing mist (patent pending) that is the only consumer product to provide an envelope of fresh, humid air with special properties for maximum penetration into a dehydrated tear film and facial skin. The company also has other personal, proactive environmental moisturizing products in development.
Nature’s Tears EyeMist is available nationwide at CVS and other fine drug stores. To order online or learn more, go to http://www.naturestears.com. To order direct, phone 1-800-FOR-MIST. Or ask your ophthalmologist or optometrist.