Are There Heart Benefits From Fish Oil Supplements?

By: Peter Bertonich


Recently I've written a lot about the health benefits of taking fish oil supplements, or what is also known as Omega 3 supplements. Lets look today at the heart benefits of fish oil supplements.
The Jan/Feb issue of Sports Health, A Multidisciplinary Approach, has published the results of a new study.
It was a study of the heart benefits of taking fish oil supplements, or essential fatty acid supplements, the main component of which is fish oil.
The study was done on 36 pro football players from 23 to 41, who took either fish oil omega3 supplements or a placebo. They took 4 fatty acid supplements/capsules each day, and that provided them with 2560 mg of omega-3 fatty acids (650 mg EPA and 450 mg DHA in each capsule.)
The results of the study were very good, backing up other studies demonstrating the heart health benefits of Omega 3 supplementation, or Omega3 supplementation that increases the levels of essential fatty acids in the diet.
The results were good. HDL levels (good cholesterol) went up while LDL (bad cholesterol) went down.
And as well they demonstrated an improvement in overall triglycerides, the level being significantly lowered.
This is not the only fish oil supplements study to find a link between Omega3 and heart health. There are now numerous studies confirming a range of heart related health benefits of taking fish oil or Omega 3 supplements.
And the American Heart Association also recommends that we all take at least a gram a day of EPA and DHA and that if we have elevated triglycerides that this be increased.
So now that you know how important taking sufficient Omega 3 fats in your diet is, how do you increase your intake? By using the very best Omega 3 fish oil supplements.
But not all fish oil supplements are the same. Some have different levels of DHA in them and there are also issues with contamination with some heavy metals, PCBs and mercury. Not high levels, but enough to take notice of. The best fish oil supplements have no detectable levels of contaminants, and also a high level of DHA, so are better value, and clean.
So anyone at risk of heart related health problems should be taking the very best fish oil supplements. That's you.
Find out which are the best fish oil supplements at my website.

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