There is evidence from multiple large-scale population studies and randomized controlled trials that intake of recommended amounts of DHA and EPA in the form of dietary fish or fish oil supplements lowers triglycerides, reduces the risk of death, heart attack, dangerous abnormal heart rhythms, and strokes in people with known cardiovascular disease, slows the buildup of atherosclerotic plaques (“hardening of the arteries”), and lowers blood pressure.
Benefits of Omega 3’s.
*Respected medical journals like The New England Journal of Medicine and Circulation have reported on the ever-growing list of benefits from a high intake of the essential fatty acids found in fish oil. Experts have found that fish oil helps the heart by lowering total serum cholesterol, elevating HDL (good) cholesterol, decreasing triglycerides, lowering blood pressure, and reducing platelet aggregation.
*Beyond heart health, fish oil may boost mental and emotional function, treat arthritis and other inflammatory disorders, improve dry skin conditions and acne, decrease headaches and enhance mood. Some studies have documented the benefits of purified fish oil in treating aging skin, bipolar disorder and depression. Purified fish oil helps lubricate aching joints, results in healthier looking skin and protects against macular degeneration.