Coronary artery disease (CAD) is one of the most common and serious forms of cardiovascular disease and causes more deaths in the U.S. than any other disease.
Risk factors for CAD include high total cholesterol levels, high triglyceride levels, and low levels of HDL cholesterol. Proper nutrition, exercise, and daily intake of omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to be crucial for maintaining optimal cardiovascular health and are an important step to reducing the risk of death, subsequent heart attacks, and stroke. The American Heart Association has stated that “there are significant beneficial effects of omega-3 fatty acids on cardiovascular disease (CVD) in patients with preexisting cardiovascular disease as well as in healthy individuals.” A 2004 study published in the peer review journal, Preventative Medicine, concluded that by achieving therapeutic levels of omega-3 EPA and DHA reduces the risk of sudden cardiac death by up to 90%.
An abundance of scientific evidence supports the fact that taking omega-3 EPA and DHA also substantially lowers triglycerides. A study from the University of Maryland published in the American Heart Journal shows that taking omega-3 EPA and DHA daily reduces triglyceride levels at least 25% to 30%.
Choosing to take an omega-3 will provide your body the necessary nutrients for optimal cardiovascular health and overall well-being. Choosing the right omega-3 is just as important. Omega-3’s rich in EPA and DHA, in their natural triglyceride form will enhance your therapeutic outcome. PRN Physician Recommended Nutriceuticals® provides the purest, most therapeutically potent omega-3 based nutriceuticals possible. All of PRN’s omega-3 based products, when taken as recommended, deliver a therapeutic amount of omega-3 EPA and DHA.
Improving Metabolic Health
Elevated blood pressure, abnormal cholesterol, elevated blood sugar, and obesity comprise some of the markers of “Metabolic Syndrome.” There are 47 million adults (nearly 25% of the adult population in the United States) with Metabolic Syndrome. Based on a study of over 4,000 people, Metabolic Syndrome was shown to triple the risk for coronary heart disease, stroke, or heart attacks.
The American Heart Association also reported that omega-3 EPA and DHA intake in a natural from assists in the decrease of cardiovascular disease not only by modestly lowering blood pressure but also triglyceride levels. Additional benefit is gained by the antithrombotic and antiarrhythmic effects of omega-3 EPA and DHA.
PRN omega-3 products are in a natural triglyceride form unlike many of the other available omega-3 products on the market. PRN’s triglyceride form is the same as the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA we absorb when eating fish, but without the impurities like dioxin, PCBs, or mercury. Each capsule contains a high concentration of EPA and DHA, key nutrients for reducing inflammation in blood vessels that frequently accompany heart disease.