Essential Omega 3
Heart disease is the number one killer of people in the United States and Canada, taking over 575,000 lives a year. The bad news is that heart disease is a silent killer. The good news is that in combination with a proper diet and regular exercise, there are certain types of nutrients that we can ingest more to help maintain good health.
Fish oils have been clinically demonstrated to provide a host of benefits that successfully promote cardiovascular health. Despite clinical studies which show that at least 3 grams of EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) are required to produce significant benefit, many fish oil supplements do not supply this level of active ingredients. Essential Omega III provides the 3 grams of EPA and DHA, tested in studies which ensures its potency and effectiveness.
Omega III fatty acids have been shown to maintain healthy triglyceride (TG) levels. Clinical studies show as much as a 25-30% reduction after supplementation with fish oils. A strong correlation has also been shown between fish oil consumption and the reduction of C-reactive protein levels. Fish oils are also important in the maintenance of normal blood flow as they help lower fibrinogen levels (coagulation or blood clotting) which helps to prevent platelets from sticking together and forming clots too easily.
You CAN Fight Back Against Heart Disease!
To try and lessen the likelihood of heart disease, we need to pay particular attention to our lifestyles; the things we eat, the exercise, or calorie "burn" we achieve, and the amount of sleep we get. Unfortunately, many of us don't have the time or the energy for exercise, and in today's harried lifestyles, any sleep is good. That leaves our diet. It's sometimes the easiest part of our lives to change, and can be one of the most beneficial. It has been determined that people can make significant strides towards improving their health by simply losing five to ten percent of their excess body weight, and this can be best achieved by changing our dietary habits. In addition to the obvious benefits of eating less, there are also certain types of nutrients that we can ingest more to try and stay healthy. Among these are omega-3 long-chain fatty acids, or "fish oils." These oils are described as "essential," meaning that they are not made by the body and must be supplied through ingestion of certain foods or supplements.
To maintain proper heart health, the United States Department of Health has
recommended eating at least two meals of cold water fish a week. For maximum
benefit, at least one of these should be an oil-rich fish like sardines, herring
or mackerel.† The challenge is that many of us simply do not eat fish
that often and many times when we do, it's not the right type of fish to supply
us with these essential oils.
† Department of Health, Committee on Medical Aspects of Food Policy Report.,
Welcome to Essential Omega III
Here is a look at the ingredients in TriOmega Plus:
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA)
EPA is a long-chain fatty acid fish oil. It is considered "essential," meaning that the body cannot manufacture it on its own and must get it from food or dietary supplements. EPA is considered vital tthe healthy maintenance and function of the body and has been shown thelp protect and maintain long-term health.
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)
DHA, another long-chain fatty acid fish oil, is considered one of the building blocks of human brain tissue. It is particularly abundant in the gray matter of the brain and the retina, and is alsconsidered an "essential" fatty acid.
Omega-3 Frequently Asked Questions
What are omega-3 fatty acids?
Omega-3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fats. They are "essential" nutrients, meaning we must get them from outside sources like food or supplements. They're found in many cold water fish, but are most abundant in oil-rich fish like herring, mackerel, and sardines. Certain vegetable oils such as flaxseed oil also contain a type of omega-3 fatty acid, known as the short chain type (alpha-linolenic acid).
Which is better for heart health, fish or fish oil supplements?
If you eat at least two portions of cold water fish a week (with at least one a high-oil fish), you should receive sufficient omega-3 fatty acids to help maintain a healthy heart. If not, pharmacuetical-grade fish oils in a supplement form are your best option.
Does fresh water fish also contain omega-3 fatty acids?
Usually, the amount of omega-3 long chain fatty acids found in fresh water fish (like salmon or trout) are variable. The amount available depends on a number of factors, including the fish's environment and their food sources. Also, if the fish are "farmed," the type of food they are fed can result in widely varied levels of omega-3 fatty acids.
Does albacore tuna have a higher concentration of omega-3 fatty acids than yellowfin?
Tuna is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids. However, during the canning process, most of the oil - and, as a result, most of the omega-3 fatty acid - is lost. This is due to the cooking process, where many of the beneficial oils are discarded. Whether or not the tuna is albacore or yellowfin doesn't really matter, since once they are cooked and canned, there are few omega-3 fatty acids left.