The Little-Known Lab Test That Measures Heart Health
Have you heard of omega-3 fatty acids and how they help with heart health?
There are two main omega-3 fatty acids:
1. DHA (docosahexaenoic acid)
2. EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid)
Omega-3s are incredibly beneficial for heart health.
But how do you know if you’re getting enough?
There’s a little known lab test called the Omega-3 Index. One of the studies that inspired the creation of the Omega-3 Index was based on blood collected from patients who experienced a sudden cardiac arrest.
When comparing the omega-3 levels of cardiac arrest patients to those without heart attacks, they found those whose omega-3 levels were highest were 90% less likely to be a cardiac arrest case!!
Can you believe that? 90% less likely for cardiac arrest? NINETY. PER. CENT!!!
Our nutritional expert Dr. Bruce Daggy considers the Omega-3 Index a very important measurement tool when it comes to heart disease and many other conditions.
He goes into this in detail in his 3 Phases of Heart Health webcast.
If you’re concerned about getting enough omega-3s, some might say that simply eating more fatty fish is the answer. But the purity and safety of seafood can be an issue. And for many, getting 2 to 3 servings of fresh fish or shellfish per week is nearly impossible (and in some cases just undesireable!
That’s why I recommend an omega-3 supplement like that produced by the most clinically-tested wellness company in the world. The fish oil goes through a rigorous purification process so you can trust it to be safe from toxins like mercury, PCBs and other dangerous chemicals I can’t even spell. They also have a vegan option. Win-Win!
Personally, after taking this omega-3 supplement for about 10 years or so, my Omega-3 Index was well into the optimal range, putting me in a group that was 90% less-likely to have a cardiac arrest!!