Cholesterol, blood fats and Omega-3


Omega-3 and heart health

Omega-3, taken daily, alters the balance of fats (like cholesterol and triglycerides) that circulate in the blood, which are used for incorporation into blood cells.

A healthy balance of blood fats is reported to slow down formation of fatty plaques in the arteries, helping to maintain normal heart function.
There have been many studies carried out involving Omega-3, but some of the most important relating to mechanisms of action and efficacy are available here.

Since 2010 EFSA has supported the health benefits of taking 250mg Omega-3 daily and in 2012 approved the claim “EPA and DHA contribute to the normal function of the heart”.


What is Omega-3?

Omega-3 is a combination of EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) from ocean fish, without the fishy taste or smell. Omega-3 is considered to be a healthy fat that is critical to our brain and heart function, as well as our overall well-being. Our bodies cannot produce Omega-3 on its own at significant levels, so as a result it is essential that we consume this type of fat in our daily diet. Omega-3 is found naturally in marine fish and algae, and the EPA and DHA in Omega-3 work together to maintain normal heart function (and a healthy brain).

A diet low in saturated fats, which includes foods rich in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats like Omega-3, is known to help prevent heart disease. The EPA/DHA combination affects heart function in a range of different ways – for example through antiarrhythmic and antithrombotic effects, by reducing blood pressure, heart rate and plasma concentrations of triglycerides. Better, smoother heart function benefits the whole cardiovascular system.

Our Omega-3 oil delivers the highest quality EPA/DHA mixture, produced from marine fish and tested to ensure the optimal omega-3/omega-6 ratio. The oil is sourced from Peruvian fisheries, which are among the world’s most tightly regulated and represent a renewable, sustainable environment.