Cold-ocean fish oil supplements have become popular as a source of omega-3 oils due to an explosion of new research that shows consuming enough of these healthy fats is essential to your cardiovascular system, nervous system, and joints. Doctors commonly recommend an omega-3 supplement to patients with a history of heart disease because it can reduce blood pressure, triglyceride levels, cholesterol levels, platelet aggregation, arrhythmia, and arterial plaque formation.
Omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids (EFAs) are needed to build and repair cells. They are called “essential” because it is necessary to consume them in your diet since they are critical to health, but cannot be produced by the body.
Most people in North America eat too much of the omega-6 EFAs found in meats and most vegetable oils and have a relative deficiency of the omega-3 EFAs. Such an imbalance is associated with an increased risk for heart disease, cognitive and mood disorders, arthritis, and many other diseases. Daily consumption of omega-3 EFAs is essential for maintaining optimal health.
Particularly important are two types of omega-3 fatty acids called EPA and DHA. These nutrients are found in cold ocean fish. However, since nearly all fish contain trace amounts of mercury, taking a purified, pharmaceutical-grade fish oil supplement offers the best assurance that you are meeting your requirements of EPA and DHA without exposure to toxins. Maximum Triple Strength RxOmega-3 offers a high potency of omega-3 EFAs in a convenient one-a-day softgel that provides EPA and DHA in the optimum ratio of 2:1. An omega-3 supplement is as important as a good multivitamin for preventing disease and maintaining optimal health, and should be part of one’s daily routine. Studies have shown that taking a quality omega-3 supplement can produce a 62% reduction in death due to cardiovascular disease, a 47% reduction in the risk of developing dementia, and, for people with inflammatory joint ailments, it can reduce intensity of joint pain and stiffness, and reduce the use of NSAID drugs.