Cholesterol, blood fats and Omega-3


Omega-3 and heart health

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

Importantly, a healthy balance of blood fats is shown to slow down the formation of fatty plaques in the arteries. This helps maintain normal heart function.

Scientists have published many studies involving Omega-3. Some of the most important that show mechanisms of action and efficacy are available here.

Also, 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. Scientists consider it as a healthy fat that is critical to our brain and heart function, and our overall well-being. As our bodies cannot produce Omega-3 at significant levels, 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 combination of EPA & DHA affects heart function in a range of different ways – for example through antiarrhythmic and antithrombotic effects – by reducing blood pressure, heart rate and the plasma concentrations of triglycerides. Better, smoother heart function benefits the whole cardiovascular system.

Also, our Omega-3 oil delivers the highest quality EPA/DHA mixture, produced from ocean fish and tested to ensure the optimal omega-3/omega-6 ratio. The oil is sourced from ocean fish, and from tightly regulated wild fisheries to ensure sustainability