If you have heart disease, there’s one oil that may just save your life: Omega-3 fish oil.
As Dr. Marc Micozzi notes in his Inflammation Fighting Protocol, “Dozens of studies show omega-3s—counter chronic inflammation, protect against abnormal heart rhythms, reduce blood pressure, improve the function of blood vessels, and lower blood lipids.”
And now research shows that omega-3s may also save you from a fatal cardiac event.
Recently, a team of scientists at Italy’s University of Milan analyzed the results of 16 clinical trials that included more than 81,000 participants with various cardiovascular risk factors. Some of the trials had follow-up periods as long as seven years. Results showed that a daily dose omega-3…
- Decreased the risk of heart attack by 33 percent
- Reduced the risk of a major cardiovascular event by nearly 25 percent
- And lowered the of dying from cardiovascular causes by a whopping 35 percent
The Milan team stresses that the most beneficial results were linked to high doses of more than one gram of omega-3s per day.
Dr. Micozzi has been a longtime advocate for high doses of omega-3s. But he has some very specific dosage recommendations that he believes are required for effectiveness…
Updating your daily omega-3 needs
Dr. Micozzi offers this guide to supplementing with fish oil, based on your personal fish intake:
- If you eat fatty fish (such as wild-caught Pacific salmon or anchovies in olive oil) at every meal, every day…
You’re good. No need for supplements.
- If you eat fatty fish or seafood 3 to 5 times per week…
Dr. Micozzi says your supplement should include 400 to 950 mg of EPA fatty acids and 300 to 700 mg of DHA fatty acids.
- If you eat fish or seafood 2 to 3 times per week…
You’ll need 4 to 5 grams of fish oil daily. Specifically, Dr. Micozzi recommends 1,400-1,800 mg of EPA and 1,000-1,300 mg of DHA.
- If you eat fish or seafood infrequently…
Dr. Micozzi notes that, unfortunately, most Americans fall into this category, which calls for 6 grams of fish oil every day: 2,000 mg of EPA and 1,500 mg of DHA fatty acids.
Dr. Micozzi concludes, “It’s the dose that matters—always. And taking less than 2 grams of omega-3 EPA/DHA per day just isn’t going to do that much for you, unless you’re one of the few Americans who also eat fish almost every day.”
With any fish oil supplement, read the fine print
When choosing a fish oil supplement, Dr. Micozzi stresses the importance of reading the fine print on supplement labels.
He explains, “Some cheaper fish oils may have 2,000 mg of omega-3 fish oil listed on the front of the bottle. But—as the ‘Supplement Facts’ label on the back of the bottle will show—only a measly 300 mg of that is EPA/DHA.”
He also cautions against purchasing your fish oil supplement in bulk. He notes that fish oil keeps for about 90 days after opening. The longer the oil sits around in a big jug, the more likely it is to spoil, so saving a few extra dollars may result in a less potent dose.
Dr. Micozzi has three more key suggestions to ensure that you get the most out of your fish oil supplement. You can find those in his Inflammation Fighting Protocol.
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“Meta-analysis affirms benefit for omega-3 fatty acid supplementation in cardiovascular outcomes” Life Extension Newsletter, 8/11/20. (https://www.lifeextension.com/newsletter/2020/8/omega-3-lowers-cardiac-death-risk
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