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Omega-3 fatty acids can lower your risk of heart disease

In times of Covid-19, it’s important to take care of your overall health and to continue to get regular check-ups. Heart health is commonly overlooked by many people until it affects them in a profound and sometimes life-altering way. 

The hardest-working organ in the body doesn’t take breaks, but like any well-oiled machine, it needs to be maintained and looked after. Proper heart health shouldn’t start when you first learn that your cholesterol is high or that you have an arrhythmia, it should be ongoing and part of your daily wellness regimen to ensure health and longevity.

The majority of Americans eat heart-unhealthy diets that are incredibly low in Omega-3 fatty acids but contain alarmingly high amounts of saturated and other unsaturated fatty acids¹. This imbalance can be a dangerous recipe for a range of diseases and ailments, from bone diseases like osteoporosis to heart disease and beyond. Understanding the importance of Omega-3 fatty acids and their positive effects on critical biological functions can result in health transformations for many facing the possibility of future cardiovascular disease.

Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) is one of the leading causes of death around the world, and prior to Coronavirus, was responsible for nearly one out of every four deaths in the United States, according to the CDC. Research from the American Heart Association on fish oil, one of the most common Omega-3 sources, has shown remarkable results indicating not only reductions in CHD, but also in overall mortality rates and myocardial infarction risk². 

Omega-3’s specifically reduce triglycerides, a type of fat in your blood, and they also help to slow the accumulation of plaque in your arteries. Individuals with elevated and higher blood pressure have also seen positive results with fish oil supplements containing Omega-3 fatty acids. Furthermore, large-scale epidemiological studies suggest that individuals at risk for CHD benefit from the consumption of marine-derived Omega-3 fatty acids³.

So, do you need to pay attention to where your fish oil comes from? Absolutely. 

Knowing first-hand where your fish or fish oil comes from is equally as important to your health as the Omega-3’s themselves. Fish from unreliable sources or unregulated farms may contain dangerous levels of mercury and other chemicals, which could have adverse health consequences or exacerbate existing health conditions. Researching where your salmon or tuna comes from, and knowing precisely who sourced it and how they sourced it, is beneficial for heart health and peace of mind. 

Wild salmon continues to be one of the most highly regarded sources for fish oil containing Omega-3 fatty acids. 
QuantaOmega3 using only Patagonian wild salmon fish oil in QuantaOmega3, sourced from the ice-cold waters off of Patagonia, and rigorously tested for heavy metals and purity. 

Your body does not produce Omega-3 fatty acids on its own, you need to get them from your diet; the sources of which are critical to their effectiveness and impact on your cardiovascular system. Most doctors and health practitioners recommend taking an Omega3 supplement to ensure that you are getting the EFA’s essential to your heart health. 

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¹USDA Fish Oil PDF*
²AHA Science Advisory PDF*
³AHA Science Advisory PDF*
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