Omega-3 Benefits

Omega-3 & Heart Health: What You Need to Know

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Omega-3 has many health benefits, from helping to maintain vision to providing support to women during pregnancy and breastfeeding. But one of the most important benefits of Omega-3 is that it can help to support heart health.

 

The Omega-3 essential fatty acids EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) are known for their ability to contribute to normal heart function, which means that foods and supplements containing these can help you to take care of your heart health better.

 

Omega-3 fatty acids may support blood pressure and blood flow, which in turn helps your heart.

 

How to Look After Your Heart Health

 

Here are three ways to start looking after your heart health better:

 

1. Exercise Regularly

 

To look after your heart health, you should try to aim for 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical exercise per week. Don’t worry about trying to fit this all in one go – break it up into shorter sessions throughout the week, such as five 30-minute workouts or maybe even ten 15-minute ones.

 

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Cycling, jogging, hiking or dancing regularly could help to lower your risk of heart disease, while also supporting your blood pressure.

 

2. Include Oily Fish in Your Diet

 

Eating a diet that includes plenty of oily fish, a key source of Omega-3, can play a key role in your heart health. Aim to incorporate oily fish into your diet twice a week, using salmon, sardines, herring or tuna in your meals.

 

Try these omega-3 recipes for some inspiration:

 

 

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3. Take Omega-3 Supplements

 

If you’re not a fan of oily fish, Omega-3 supplements can be a better option for helping to boost your Omega-3 intake.

 

At MINAMI®, you’ll find a range of sustainably sourced Omega-3 supplements, tailored to your health needs, including our plant-based VeganDHA supplements, made using algae oil.

 

 

What Does Omega-3 Do for Your Heart?

 

Both EPA and DHA can help to contribute to normal heart function, and both of these Omega-3 fatty acids can be found in fish oil.

 

Together, they can maintain healthy triglycerides (a type of fat) found in the blood and normalise blood pressure, which subsequently supports heart health.

 

How to Support Your Heart with Omega-3

 

Oily fish, such as tuna, sardines, mackerel, and herring, are naturally rich in essential Omega-3 fatty acids; it’s recommended that adults consume two portions of fish per week, one of which should be oily, to benefit your heart and your brain.

 

sticky salmon and rice

 

Depending on how sustainably the fish you’re eating has been sourced, it can contain traces of contaminants, and not everyone enjoys the taste of fish in the first place, which is where Omega-3 supplements come in.

 

We source our fish oil from small species of fish that come from waters where overfishing is not an issue. This, along with our patented supercritical CO2 extraction process that uses low, eco-friendly temperatures, allows us to keep levels of harmful toxins in our fish oil at virtually undetectable levels – something we’re extremely proud of.

 

Omega-3 supplements from MINAMI® can therefore be an easier, more sustainable, higher concentration way to get Omega-3 to benefit your heart health.

 

Omega-3 for Heart Health from MINAMI®

 

We have several Omega-3 fish oil supplements that are designed to contribute to normal heart function, thanks to carefully chosen concentrations of EPA to DHA.

 

MorEPA Original is a high-concentration Omega-3 softgel that contains ingredients that can contribute to normal heart function, while MorEPA Platinum Elite also contains vitamin D to promote normal immune system function at the same time. MorEPA Platinum is our highest concentration softgel, with 90% Omega-3 from fish oil per capsule.

 

 

Meanwhile, our MorEPA Cholesterol supplements also contain EPA and DHA, as well as red yeast rice extract. Red yeast rice contains Monacolin K, which is known for its ability to help to maintain normal blood cholesterol levels.

 

 

Find out more about how to manage your cholesterol levels:

 

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Improve your Omega-3 levels by using MINAMI® supplements regularly. For best results and to see significant changes in your health, a daily usage of at least 3 months is recommended.



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