Omega-3 fatty acids are not all alike, and much confusion exists about the differences and benefits. Taken together, DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) and EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid) are the essential components of marine life omega-3s that improve our cardiovascular health.*
DHA is naturally abundant in human tissue. In fact, the gray matter of our brains is largely composed of DHA. It makes up 85% of the omega-3s in our bodies, and is considered the most important omega-3 fatty acid by many experts. So why should we take EPA? Because research shows that the powerful health effects of omega-3s in calamari and involves an approximately 2 to 1 ratio of DHA and EPA.
That's why, in our efforts to provide the greatest level of protection and support for heart health, our purified omega-3 supplements follow the ratio of DHA and EPA found in nature. Our omega-3s are highly concentrated and especially rich in DHA. The concentration of DHA in Cardiotabs Omega-3 is approximately twice as high as that found in standard omega-3 oil.
Optimizing our heart health requires more than taking essential, pharmaceutical-grade supplements. It means engaging in healthy activities and practices throughout our lives. Here are five fundamental ideas that our medical experts recommend finds essential to heart health:
Watching our weight. How much we weigh is often a key indicator of our heart health. And Americans are getting larger and larger in recent years. This can lead to coronary disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and many other health challenges. Staying lean and fit is a great way to improve the odds of living a long and vigorous life.
Eating nutritious food. It's not always easy to eat healthy meals, but a diet that is low in starchy foods, sugars and fats, but rich in lean protein, fiber, and fresh fruits and vegetables, can make a huge difference in our cardiovascular health and energy level.
Keeping our bodies moving. Exercise is vital. Choosing something you like, and doing it every day can make you calmer, think more clearly, lower stress hormones, as well as build muscle and burn calories. Leading a physically active lifestyle sends growth and repair signals through our bodies and brains, allowing us to grow younger.
Getting enough sleep. Chronic sleep deprivation doesn't just make you tired, but irritable, unenthusiastic, unable to concentrate, and unhappy. It can predispose you to weight gain, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke. Getting 8 hours of sleep a night can be the difference between a healthy life, and one beset by emotional and physical issues.
Reducing our stress. To put it plainly, too much stress can cause heart disease. And chronic emotional stress may be making you overweight. Finding healthy stress relievers, such as exercise and quality time with family and friends can be a pleasure that also improves our health.