Celebrate Love and Heart Awareness with Omega-3
Ah, love month. It truly is the perfect time to stuff our faces with candy and our tummies with a lovely meal and feel well, adored. But if there’s one thing we’d like to make a love month tradition, that would be taking care of our actual hearts and making sure it’s healthy—physically. Hear us out!
In 1973, February was declared as Philippine Heart Health Month to train the spotlight in cardiovascular health education and prevention of heart disease. According to the World Health Organization, cardiovascular diseases are among the leading causes of deaths in the Philippines. Wouldn’t it be great if we’re all able to love ourselves by keeping our hearts healthy so that we can extend this same love to the world throughout the year? We can hear you nod in approval.
At Cardiclear, we are strong proponents of using our omega-3-rich fish oil supplements to help maintain the health of our hearts. But what is omega-3? Omega-3 are fatty acids essential to keeping our brain, eyes, and heart healthy. But the thing with omega-3 is that our bodies can’t produce it so we have to rely on food sources like fatty fish, seeds, and nuts. You can also get omega-3 from fish oil food supplements which is an ideal alternative when fish and produce are hard to come by. Read on to find out more how omega-3 benefits that heart so that you too can consider adding it to your health routine.
Omega-3 helps lower blood pressure.
According to the American Heart Association, consuming 3 grams of omega-3 every day can help lower blood pressure and the risk of hypertension in adults, and that it may even help prevent heart disease. After 71 clinical trials published between 1987 and 2020, the researchers found that the participants who took their dose of omega-3 showed reduced systolic blood pressure and diastolic blood pressure. In the same vein, the National Institutes of Health suggested that source alternatives for omega-3 such as supplements may be taken especially for those who cannot eat fish or animal products frequently or at all.
Omega-3 helps manage cholesterol levels.
Aside from lowering blood pressure, regular consumption of omega-3 also helps lower triglycerides and bad cholesterol. You see, high levels of triglycerides increases the risk of atherosclerosis, an arterial disease where the arteries harden due to plaque buildup, making it difficult for blood and oxygen to circulate through the heart and the rest of the body. Related studies also showed that as omega-3 reduces bad cholesterol, it also increases good cholesterol which is essential to keeping your heart healthy.
Omega-3 helps fight inflammation.
You might not feel it but our body works hard 24/7 to protect our organs from inflammation. Omega-3 helps in this area by helping regulate our white blood cells—yes, the ones that fight infection so we don’t get sick. In a study conducted at William Harvey Research Institute in London, researchers found that the participants who took fish oil supplements with omega-3 showed an increase in anti-inflammatory cells versus when they didn’t take fish oil.
If you’re giving your heart away, make sure it’s not to a heart illness. Love month or not, help your heart avoid cardiovascular diseases by eating nutritious food, exercising, and managing your stress. It also helps if you take omega-3 fish oil supplements like Cardiclear. Made with premium lemon extract, Cardiclear is an easy omega-3 alternative that doesn’t have a fishy aftertaste and is effortless to take.