Omega fatty acids provide a wide range of benefits to support cardiovascular health, such as regulating heartbeat, blood pressure and cholesterol levels, while lowering triglyceride levels and arterial plaque formation. These benefits lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases, such as arrhythmia and atherosclerosis. The omega actives responsible for these cardiovascular benefits are EPA and DHA found in krill oil and fish oil, ALA found in flax oil, and GLA found in borage oil, evening primrose oil and black currant oil.
EPA: Studies show that consuming this omega-3 active can support cardiovascular health and lowers risks of cardiovascular diseases.
- Regulate Blood Pressure: Lowers blood pressure by reducing the stiffness of our arteries.
- Regulate Heartbeat: Stabilize our heart rhythm at the gene level, preventing conditions such as arrhythmia.
- Triglyceride Levels: Decrease triglyceride levels, lowering our risk of cardiovascular disease.
- Plaque Formation: Inhibit plaque formation on our arterial walls, lowering risk of atherosclerosis.
DHA: Studies show this omega-3 fatty acid can support cardiovascular health and lower risk of cardiovascular diseases. DHA can minimize the risk of cardiovascular disease by lowering blood pressure and triglyceride levels, stabilize our heart rhythm and inhibit plaque formation on our arterial walls; preventing conditions such as arrhythmia and atherosclerosis.
ALA: As ALA is converted to EPA and DHA in our body. Consuming this omega-3 active provides us with some of the health benefits offered by EPA and DHA – regulating heartbeat and lowering triglyceride levels.
GLA: Studies have shown that the anti-inflammatory effect of GLA may lower swelling and plaque formation in the arterial walls of our cardiovascular system. This omega-6 fatty acid has also been shown to improve cholesterol levels and lower blood pressure induced by high stress situations.