Omega-3 fatty acids – lots of people seem to take them – but do they really know why?  We want you to know what are the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids!  And how to make them even better!

Omega-3 101 Basics

Omega-3 fatty acids or Omega-3s as they are often called, are naturally found in fish such as salmon, pollock, mackerel, herring, sardines, trout, and tuna.  And they offer several heart health benefits. People who eat these types of fish at least twice a week can expect:

  • A natural reduction in blood pressure
  • Lower risk of developing heart disease
  • Lower triglyceride levels
  • Less development and accumulation of plaque in the arteries
  • Lower risk of abnormal heart rhythm
  • Less chance of a heart attack or stroke
  • Lower risk of sudden cardiac death

So why are they so important to us?  First of all, they are one of the few fats that our bodies cannot make but must obtain from food sources.  Second, they a key part of our cell membranes in the body and they affect the function of the cell receptors in these membranes. Therefore, they are causal for making hormones to regulate blood clotting, contraction and relaxation of artery walls, and inflammation.*

The Best Ways and Times to Take Omega-3s

Any time is a good time to take your omega-3 fatty acid softgelsHowever, it’s recommended that you take omega-3 supplements with a meal for the best digestion and absorption of the supplement. 

Heart Healthy Omega-3 Supplements

However, just taking a “fish oil” is not good enough!  You must look for the quantity of DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid) found in your fish oil.  Some cheap brands have less than 100mg of both EPA and DHA – and they are very common in the market!  In order to have a good quality fish oil your capsule should ahve at least 500mg of EPA and 150mg of DHA.  Otherwise, don’t bother buying those cheap brands.

Secondly, new research shows that adding polyphenols like olive polyphenols makes your Omega-3 consumption and benefits even greater.  The research shows that polyphenols combined with polyunsaturated fatty acids like Omega-3s will both protect the Omega-3 acids from oxidizing in the body and greatly improve their bioavailability.  This means that more of them will be assimilated in the body because of the olive polyphenols.  Our product, OliPura® Advanced was cited in this research because of the earlier clinical testing of the product for breast cancer survivors.  Read more about that here.*  

Try It Now

We have two products that have always combined high quality Omega-3 fish oils from Alaska and pure, natural olive polyphenols in a proprietary blend.  They are OliPura® Heart and OliPura® Advanced, the one in the clinical study.  You can try them here.

References

Polyphenols and Fish Oils for Improving Metabolic Health: A Revision of the Recent Evidence for Their Combined Nutraceutical Effects

* Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.