OMEGA-3
EPA + DHA:
THE GOOD FATS

Help protect your patients against cardiovascular disease and other heart health risks1

Omega-3 fatty acids are a family of polyunsaturated fats, including eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Because they are not produced naturally by the body, omega-3s must be obtained from the diet or through supplementation.2

 

 

 

 

How omega-3s benefit cardiovascular and overall health

 

 

Support healthy triglyceride levels3,4

 

Support arterial function5,6

 

Support normal cardiac rhythms3,7

 

Support healthy triglyceride levels3,4

 

Research suggests that omega-3 EPA + DHA may lower triglyceride levels (lipids) in the blood.3 Supplementation with omega-3s has been recommended for patients who need to lower their triglyceride levels.4

Support arterial function5,6

 

Research suggests that omega-3 EPA + DHA fatty acids may have positive effects on arterial function.5

 

An inverse relationship has been observed between red blood cell omega-3 concentrations and biomarkers of inflammation.6

Support normal cardiac rhythms3,7

 

A daily supplement of at least 1 gram of omega-3 EPA + DHA has been recommended for patients with existing cardiovascular disease as it may help support normal cardiac rhythms and overall heart health.3,7

 

 

 

With all the benefits omega-3 EPA + DHA brings, a recommendation of an omega-3 rich diet or supplement is crucial to protecting your patients’ heart health.

 

 

Seafood

Eating seafood twice a week is recommended by the USDA/HHS Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and has been estimated to reduce the risk of dying from heart disease by 36%.8,9

Supplementation

Supportive but not conclusive research shows omega-3 EPA + DHA may help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease – the leading cause of death among both men and women.10,11

Balanced diet

Eating a balanced diet including foods high in omega-3 EPA + DHA (such as high omega-3 fish and seafood) can help ensure adequate omega-3 levels are achieved.3

 

 

NOTE: The studies and findings presented are those of the authors and were not conducted on behalf of the Know Your Ω™ initiative or DSM Nutritional Products. In no way do the authors or their body of work endorse any products or the Know Your Ω™ initiative. All materials are for informational purposes only. Any recommendations made therein are not intended to act as medical advice and should not be regarded as such.

 

 

KNOW YOUR Ω™

Omega-3 EPA + DHA fatty acids promote heart health. Supportive but not conclusive research shows they may help protect against cardiovascular disease.11 Find out if you’re getting enough.

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Research shows that inadequate blood levels of omega-3 EPA + DHA are associated with increased risk of cardiovascular events.2

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