Keep your heart healthy, choose fish oil that contain Omega-3

Keep your heart healthy, choose fish oil that contain Omega-3

Omega-3: A miracle ... for heart, brain and joint

         Unsaturated fatty acids are considered essential nutrients for the body, especially omega-3 fatty acids, most of which are found in animal fats e.g. fish oil, which is considered a very common natural source and of good quality. Currently, there is a growing medical interest in fish oil omega-3 fatty acids. Starting from the information that the Inuit had a low percentage of people with coronary heart disease and stroke. When studying about their nutrition, it was found that the daily dietary intake of Inuit was fish and seals, a source of high omega-3 content.

     Currently, it is clinically validated that the important benefits of omega-3 fatty acids for the body are the following: reduce the risk or prevent the development of various diseases such as Ischemic Heart Disease and stroke, reduce the level of triglycerides in the blood, lower blood pressure, help relieve inflammation of the degenerative joints, rheumatoid arthritis,  nourish the brain, prevent dementia and depression, nourish the eyes, relieve symptoms of some types of skin diseases such as psoriasis,  prevent or alleviate asthma, migraine pain and diabetes.      



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    Fish oil prevents ischemic heart disease and ischemic stroke

    Fish oil and vascular occlusion

    Lowering blood triglyceride level with fish oil

    Blood pressure can be reduced with fish oil

    Fish oil.....improve quality of life by reducing symptoms of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis

    Fish oil... nourishes the brain, enhance memory, prevent dementia

    Fish oil... various benefits for a healthy body

    Various health care alternatives with fish oil

    Various health care alternatives with fish oil

    Criteria for choosing good quality fish oil

    Criteria for choosing good quality fish oil

 

'Fish oil’ highly beneficial nutrient

         Fish oil is a fatty nutrient composed of omega-3 fatty acids (Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid), which contains two important fatty acids:

     EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid) 
EPA fatty acids help reduce triglyceride level in the blood, prevent arteriosclerosis, and platelet aggregation, all of which are common causes of heart disease and stroke. It can also help alleviate symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

     DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) 

DHA fatty acids play an essential role in brain and eye development. It helps to strengthen brain function and prevent the deterioration of the brain, as well as the vision system to function effectively. Fish oil ... is important for the cardiovascular system.

Fish oil prevents ischemic heart disease and ischemic stroke

             Omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil inhibit platelet aggregation and reduce blood fats, thus helping to prevent clogging of the blood vessels that circulate to various parts of our body, especially the heart and brain. The research results showed that patient with myocardial infarction group who took 850 mg/day of omega-3 fatty acids (EPA + DHA) in combination with natural vitamin E 300 mg / day could reduce mortality due to myocardial infarction, including cerebrovascular disease by up to 15% compared to patients who did not take fish oil.

Fish oil and vascular occlusion

         Omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil are the precursors to eicosanoids including prostaglandin-3 and thromboxan-3. This group of substances will help inhibit platelets aggregation, thus contributing to prevent clogging of blood vessels (vascular occlusion) and help blood vessels to dilate, improve blood circulation in the body, and reduce irregular heartbeat

Lowering blood triglyceride level with fish oil

     High blood triglycerides are one of the leading causes of cardiovascular disease that has killed hundreds of thousands of people worldwide each year or thousands of Thai people a year. Results from clinical studies conducted from 1990 to 2006 on hypertriglyceridemia and the risk reduction of the cardiovascular disease from fish oil shows the following data:

    The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends eating omega-3 fatty acids for the prevention of coronary heart disease in the following table:

       People without Coronary Heart Disease (Primary Prevention of CHD) should take 500 mg/day

       People with Coronary Heart Disease (Secondary Prevention of CHD) should take 1,000 mg/day

       People with hypertriglyceridemia should take 2,000 - 4,000 mg/ day

    The research has shown that omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil are effective in lowering blood triglyceride levels, help to reduce blood triglyceride levels by approximately 20% -50%, which is as effective as the drug used to reduce triglyceride levels. And although patients with high triglyceride levels of 500 mg / dL, fish oil is still a viable alternative for lowering blood triglyceride level. And most importantly regarding safety concern, there are no side effects on the body. Fish oil can be used in conjunction with medications or policosanol natural extracts to reduce cholesterol levels for people with both types of hyperlipidemia. 

Blood pressure can be reduced with fish oil

    According to the research results collected by John Hopskins Medical School from 17 clinical studies, it was found that eating 3,000 mg of omega-3 fatty acids per day (EPA + DHA) can help reduce diastolic blood pressure 3.5 mmHg and reduce systolic blood pressure up to 5.5 mmHg. Omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil help to dilate blood vessels and prevent clogging of the blood vessels, it therefore improves blood circulation, resulting in a decrease in blood pressure. Fish oil has no effect on blood pressure in people with normal blood pressure.

Fish oil.....improve quality of life, reduce symptoms of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis.

    Omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil helps to relieve symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis because it reduces the production of substances that cause joint inflammation e.g. Interleukin-1 (IL-1), tumor necrosis factor (TNF) And EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid) fatty acids in fish oil is also a precursor to the PGE 3 production, which helps reduce joint inflammation. The published research in Surgical Neurology Journal indicates that fish oil can help relieve neck pain or chronic back pain by studying 250 patients who consumed 2,600 milligrams of omega-3 fatty acids daily (EPA + DHA) during the first 2 weeks, after that, the amount was reduced to 1,200 mg/day (EPA + DHA) which found that after 75 days of fish oil, about 59% of patients can stop taking various pain relievers, approximately 60% of patients experienced a reduction in back and neck pain and over 88% of patients were satisfied with the results and insisted on continuing to take fish oil.        

     A study from Harvard Medical School compiled research results from 10 studies in 368 arthritis patients who took fish oil and found that it could reduce pain and morning joints stiffness. Therefore, taking fish oil is an option for patients with osteoarthritis, chronic arthritis as a pain relief instead of taking NSAIDs, which can have quite a number of side effects on the stomach, liver and kidneys.

Fish oil... nourish the brain, enhance memory, and prevent dementia.

Enhance the function of brain cells, prevent dementia.

         Studies have shown that 40% of the fatty acid in the brain and 60% of the optic nerve is DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) fatty acid. For this reason, the DHA fatty acid in fish oil plays an important role and is essential for the brain. Medical research from the University of UCLA of America has found that taking fish oil can help prevent dementia or Alzheimer's disease. According to the long-term studies on Alzheimer's disease in more than 1,000 older adults for 10 years, lower DHA fatty acid levels were found to increase the risk of dementia. And it was also found that DHA fatty acids will increase LH11, a protein that reduces the production of plaques (fiber or fibril) in the brain, which is responsible for destroying nerve fibers of memory. Therefore, the elderly who have a lot of this substance in the brain will suffer from memory loss and forgetfulness.

Reduce depression

    According to research, it was found that people who eat fish regularly have low rates of depression. This is because the fatty acid balance in the body has an impact on the severity of depression. People with low omega-3 and high omega-6 levels are more likely to develop depression than usual. In hospital treatment of depressed patients, DHA was found to have a significant therapeutic effect compared to patients who did not receive it.

Fish oil... various benefits for a healthy body

    In addition to the benefits that directly nourish the heart and brain, there is still a wide variety of fish oil benefits such as

Control diabetes

     เบาหวานที่พบบ่อย คือ เบาหวานชนิดที่สองที่มักพบในผู้ใหญ่ที่อ้วน ซึ่งนักวิจัยชาวเนเธอร์แลนด์ค้นพบว่า กรดไขมัน EPA ในน้ำมันปลา จะช่วยควบคุมระดับน้ำตาลในเลือดให้ดีขึ้นได้

Relieve migraine pain

    The EPA fatty acid in fish oil affects the conversion of prostaglandin and reduces the secretion of serotonin. It reduces the binding of platelets during vasoconstriction of the brain, thus contributing to relieve migraine symptoms.

Helps reduce the cause of asthma.

    Taking fish oil will reduce the pro-inflammation substances responsible for the symptoms of asthma which are leukotriene and prostaglandins. Therefore, continual consumption of fish oil can help relieve asthma symptoms.

Various health care alternatives with fish oil

    Because fish oil extracted from different fish species provides different amounts of EPA and DHA, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that 300 - 500 mg of omega-3 fatty acids (EPA + DHA) should be taken for daily health care. Therefore, it is best to choose a fish oil extracted from cold deep sea fish from Iceland, which can ensure a high omega-3 content. Alternatives to eating fish oil include:

      A natural formulated fish oil (Omega-3) with a ratio of EPA 18%: DHA 12%. It is a formulated fish oil that most clinical research studies choose to study with patients, thus ensuring efficacy and safety.
              
      Fish oil (Omega-3) concentrated formula has a ratio of EPA 35 %: DHA 25%, which is twice the concentration of Omega-3. It is an easier and more convenient option to eat with less capsule number and less fishy smell.

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Criteria for choosing good quality fish oil

    The raw material is fish oil (Omega-3), a specific strain from Iceland certified by European Pharmacopoeia and fish oil standard from Europe (EP GRADE & EU STANDARD), ensuring the quality of fish oil in the capsules met the following standards:

      Produced under a Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) according to European Pharmacopoeia (EP), fish from pollution-free waters, fish oil from the fish species that are certified according to the specified standards, safe from contaminated heavy metals, pesticides and chemical residues from the production process. 

      Produced from the largest soft capsule manufacturing facility in Southeast Asia that is certified by international pharmaceutical standards from Australia (Therapeutic Goods Administration:TGA) and Europe (Bundesinstitut für Arzneimittel und Medizinprodukte:BfArM ) which can guarantee more consumer confidence compare to conventional product standards.      

      Free from artificial colors, flavoring and preservatives to prevent accumulation in the body from eating continuously for a long time.

 

An optimal amount of fish oil intake

 

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