Heart disease is still one of the top ten causes of death in the Philippines. Research shows that in first world countries like the US, low omega 3 intake contributes to many cardiometabolic illnesses. Clinical trials showed that increasing omega 3, specifically EPA and DHA, intake can reduce the risks of heart diseases.
What is EPA and DHA and how does it improve cardiac health?
EPA and DHA are the most tested types of omega 3. Studies show that their consumption reduces the risks of cardiac death. The most significant risks reductions where from clinical trials that used dosages of more than 1g daily of EPA and DHA.
Omega 3 lowers the bad cholesterols effectively affecting blood pressure levels.
There are also published evidences when omega 3 plays a role in heart rate reduction. It supports healthy blood circulation by reducing arterial stiffness.