I Heart Omega-3s:
Healthy Oils Mean Big Benefits for Cardiovascular Health
Do you have a history of heart disease in your family? Have you been told by your
doctor that you may be at risk for having a heart attack or stroke? What if there
was a safe and effective natural way to promote heart health? Evidence is growing
that fish-derived Omega-3 oils provide significant benefits when it comes to cardiovascular
health, and that daily supplementation may help prevent the need for heart disease
medications in the future.
Decades of Positive Research
Since discovering in the late 1970s that Greenland Eskimos whose diet consisted
mainly of fatty fish had remarkably low heart attack rates, scientists have been
intrigued by the possibility that Omega-3 oils from fish may be the key to a healthier
heart. And over the last three decades, extensive research has more than confirmed
Recently an article featured in Advance for Physician Assistants stated
that daily supplementation with Omega-3 oils—in particular the essential fatty
acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)—may help
high-risk patients reduce their heart attack risk by helping to lower triglyceride
levels and reduce the occurrence of abnormal heart rhythms known as arrhythmias.
Not only that, but fish oils come without the laundry list of unwanted side effects
attributed to many prescription heart disease drugs, including dizziness, fatigue,
headaches and nausea.
How Much Omega-3 Do You Need?
Because fish oils provide a multitude of other benefits in addition to heart heath—including
natural support for the skin, eyes, joints, brain and nervous system—experts
recommend at least 1,000 mg of EPA and DHA daily for overall wellness. For those
with elevated triglyceride levels, the American Heart Association recommends between
2,000mg to 4,000mg (2-4g) per day. When choosing a daily supplement, it is important
to note also that dosing should be based on the amount of EPA and DHA essential
fatty acids in a product, not on the total amount of fish oil. Because
the majority of Omega-3 supplements contain only about 300mg combined of EPA and
DHA, be sure to read labels to make sure you’re getting the Omega-3s you need.
Enteric Coating: The Importance of Effective Delivery
Lastly, simply because you swallow a fish oil capsule doesn’t mean your body
is getting all of the benefits of the Omega-3 oils inside. Studies indicate that
the capsule must remain intact as it travels through the digestive system in order
to provide the most benefit. This is especially true in the stomach, where the harsh
acidic environment can deteriorate the capsule and prevent the fish oils from being
delivered to the intestines. One way to ensure that the capsule will not break open
until it has reached the intestines is by using a natural enteric coating.
Enteric coating is a special process whereby the fish oil capsule is surrounded
by a protective barrier to prevent the release of the Omega-3 oils before they reach
the intestines. As a result, the beneficial oils are absorbed more efficiently by
the body. Enteric coating also helps eliminate the unpleasant fishy aftertaste and
burping often experienced with non-coated oils, which is one of the main reasons
why people avoid taking fish oil supplements. Along with enteric-coated capsules,
an effective fish oil formula should also include lipase—a natural fat-splitting
enzyme that helps break down the Omega-3s into smaller droplets that are easier
for the body to absorb.
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- Smaller, easier to swallow capsules
- Enteric-coated, targeted delivery
- 3x more Omega-3 absorption
- Lipase-enhance digestion
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