While many of us watch the fat in our diets, some fats are actually essential for good health. They're the "Essential Fatty Acids" (EFAs) that we need to take in, because our bodies can't make them.4
Eat fish, or take supplements
Certain kinds of fish are packed with a type of EFA called omega-3, and the oil from these fish has been studied for its effectiveness in heart health. Fish like mackerel, tuna, salmon and sturgeon are especially rich in omega-3s. Alternatively, experts say that taking supplements is a way to get the EFAs we need.5
Heart Association recommends…
Taking EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids to benefit heart health. Studies show Omega-3 helps people at risk for coronary heart disease. Studies show .5 to 1.8 grams of omega-3 fatty acids ingested daily, significantly reduce heart disease. The AHA recommends healthy people and those at risk for, or who have heart disease, take .5 to 1.8 grams of omega-3 daily.
Did you know?
Omega-3 Fatty Acids (EFAs) are vital to good health—but not all EFA supplements are the same. TriVita uses only pharmaceutical-grade omega-3 to deliver purity, potency and quality in an exclusive, 10-stage process.
You can be assured that the fish oil in OmegaPrime is mercury/contaminant-free, because it begins its journey to you in uncontaminated waters close to the Arctic Circle. We use small fish that live in this "clean" region year-round, because fish that migrate from other areas may carry toxins. The fish are cold-stored as soon as they're caught, and the oils harvested at dockside.
Expensive, time-consuming processes are then used to process and test the oils to deliver what is truly the best "premier fatty acid complex" available.
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2 Evening Primrose. National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Retrieved from: http://nccam.nih.gov/health/eveningprimrose
3 Okamoto M, Mitsunobu F, et al. Effects of perilla seed oil supplementation on leukotriene generation by leucocytes in patients with asthma associated with lipometabolism. Int Arch Allergy Immunol. 2000 Jun;122(2):137-42. Retrieved from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10878492
4 Dietary fats explained. MedlinePLus. Retrieved from: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/patientinstructions/000104.htm
5 Fish Oil. MedlinePlus. Retrieved from: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/993.html