The heart benefits of Omega 3 fish oil are confirmed once again. And this time dosage recommendations are made
Once again a new, mainstream study of the heart benefits of Omega 3 supplementation has come down on the side of the heart benefits of Omega 3 fish oil. Fish oil benefits the heart, there’s no doubt about that, but now there’s more data.
A recent study by the American College Of Cardiology has confirmed the ability of a minimum level of Omega 3 fats in the diet to reduce the risk of heart disease. Heart disease and in particular heart attack is one of the biggest killers in our society, and so anything that reduces our risks of heart disease just has to be good.
This study followed 40,000 people, a significant number of people, over 4 separate trials. The studies concluded that there were clear heart related benefits to Omega 3 fats in increased levels in the diet, and also recommended exact levels of intake.
The recommended levels of essential fatty acids are as follows:
For people with no known risk of cardio vascular disease, 500 mg per day of EPA and DHA together, no recommendation was made about the relative quantities of each. It was noted that further studies need to be done to determine the relative quantities of EPA and DHA.
And for individuals with known coronary heart disease problems, 1000 mg per day of EPA and DHA.
Often a study will provide a conclusion about the benefits of Omega 3 fats in the diet but make no recommendation as to quantity. This time a quantity is specified which gives us more guidance.
If you want to read the study then click here, note that it is in pdf format and that it is a scientific paper, so complex.
How do you get your 500 mg, or 1000 mg, per day? (Remember, always consult your doctor before beginning supplementation)?
Use the best Omega 3 supplements have over twice as much DHA as your average supplements, at 280 mg per 1000 mg capsule. They’re more expensive than most, but when you factor in the amount of DHA, and realize that you have to take half as many capsules as most others, they don’t appear as expensive as on first glance.
And on a comparison of all the important factors in choosing the best Omega 3 supplements they come out well in front for value and effectiveness.
And we’ve written more details about all the benefits of Omega 3 supplements if you’d like to find out more about all the health benefits of taking fish oil supplements, not just the heart benefits.To find out more about Peter Click Here