DHA is Vital to Cardiovascular Wellness

Monday, February 10, 2014
By: Byron J. Richards,
Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist
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Thousands of studies have shown the critical function of fish oil—in particular it’s most important essential fatty acid DHA Docosahexaenoic acid Essential omega 3 fatty acid integral to the health of all cell membranes, nerve and brain function. Must be gotten through the diet via cold water oceanic fish or some very limited plant sources or taken as a supplement.—to overall cardiovascular well-being at any age. DHA Docosahexaenoic acid Essential omega 3 fatty acid integral to the health of all cell membranes, nerve and brain function. Must be gotten through the diet via cold water oceanic fish or some very limited plant sources or taken as a supplement. is the most deficient nutrient in the 21st Century diet and good food sources of it, like fatty fish, are often contaminated with mercury or other toxins. Therefore, a dietary supplement containing toxin-free molecularly distilled DHA Docosahexaenoic acid Essential omega 3 fatty acid integral to the health of all cell membranes, nerve and brain function. Must be gotten through the diet via cold water oceanic fish or some very limited plant sources or taken as a supplement. is invaluable for getting safe amounts of this vital heart-friendly nutrient. February is American Heart Month, so it is worth summarizing some of the key DHA Docosahexaenoic acid Essential omega 3 fatty acid integral to the health of all cell membranes, nerve and brain function. Must be gotten through the diet via cold water oceanic fish or some very limited plant sources or taken as a supplement. findings of the past year as they relate to cardiovascular health. 

It has recently become very clear that the commonly prescribed diabetes drugs Avandia and Actos damage the heart by activating a generally helpful gene signal, PPAR, at the wrong time in the wrong organ causing heart failure and heart attack.  On the other hand, DHA Docosahexaenoic acid Essential omega 3 fatty acid integral to the health of all cell membranes, nerve and brain function. Must be gotten through the diet via cold water oceanic fish or some very limited plant sources or taken as a supplement. activates the same metabolism-friendly gene signal without harming the heart. Indeed, DHA Docosahexaenoic acid Essential omega 3 fatty acid integral to the health of all cell membranes, nerve and brain function. Must be gotten through the diet via cold water oceanic fish or some very limited plant sources or taken as a supplement. has been shown to specifically improve heart energy function1. Once again we learn the important lesson that nutrients present and vital for human evolution know how to activate the proper genes in the proper places – something the expensive new breed of biotech drugs have no clue how to manage.

In fact, DHA Docosahexaenoic acid Essential omega 3 fatty acid integral to the health of all cell membranes, nerve and brain function. Must be gotten through the diet via cold water oceanic fish or some very limited plant sources or taken as a supplement. is really smart, in activating anti-inflammatory genes when excess inflammation is present. Since low grade inflammation is now recognized as a serious form of cardiovascular distress, this handy function supports your health. Even in serious situations, like a stroke, if you have adequate DHA Docosahexaenoic acid Essential omega 3 fatty acid integral to the health of all cell membranes, nerve and brain function. Must be gotten through the diet via cold water oceanic fish or some very limited plant sources or taken as a supplement. on board it will limit the damage by activating highly protective compounds.

Of course, DHA Docosahexaenoic acid Essential omega 3 fatty acid integral to the health of all cell membranes, nerve and brain function. Must be gotten through the diet via cold water oceanic fish or some very limited plant sources or taken as a supplement. is likely to help prevent a stroke in the first place. It does this in several ways. As a natural component of healthy cell membranes, it naturally incorporates itself into the cells of your arteries. When it does this, it has been found to stabilize existing plaque so that it is less likely to break off, form a clot, and cause a heart attack or stroke.  It also helps to relax your arteries so that blood flows easier and blood pressure is not as high.  High DHA Docosahexaenoic acid Essential omega 3 fatty acid integral to the health of all cell membranes, nerve and brain function. Must be gotten through the diet via cold water oceanic fish or some very limited plant sources or taken as a supplement. intake has been shown to prevent thickening/hardening of the arteries.

DHA Docosahexaenoic acid Essential omega 3 fatty acid integral to the health of all cell membranes, nerve and brain function. Must be gotten through the diet via cold water oceanic fish or some very limited plant sources or taken as a supplement. is important to take when you eat saturated fat, as it enables the saturated fat to flow freely2 in your circulation. This does not mean to eat excess fat. It just means that your body does best when DHA Docosahexaenoic acid Essential omega 3 fatty acid integral to the health of all cell membranes, nerve and brain function. Must be gotten through the diet via cold water oceanic fish or some very limited plant sources or taken as a supplement. accompanies dietary saturated fat (which is an excellent energy source). DHA Docosahexaenoic acid Essential omega 3 fatty acid integral to the health of all cell membranes, nerve and brain function. Must be gotten through the diet via cold water oceanic fish or some very limited plant sources or taken as a supplement. helps to lower triglycerides in your blood,3 which takes excess “fat blobs” out of your circulation so your heart can work easier without having to pump so much sludge around. DHA Docosahexaenoic acid Essential omega 3 fatty acid integral to the health of all cell membranes, nerve and brain function. Must be gotten through the diet via cold water oceanic fish or some very limited plant sources or taken as a supplement. builds itself into your HDL and LDL cholesterol Low-density lipoprotein. It is a group of lipids and proteins that allow lipids like cholesterol, triglycerides, and fat soluble nutrients (Vitamin A, D, E , K, Q 10, carotenes) to be transported with the water-based bloodstream. , actually improving the quality of these vital nutrient transport vehicles so they are more able to perform healthy functions instead of becoming part of the problem. 

Children can benefit from 100 - 300 mg of DHA Docosahexaenoic acid Essential omega 3 fatty acid integral to the health of all cell membranes, nerve and brain function. Must be gotten through the diet via cold water oceanic fish or some very limited plant sources or taken as a supplement. per day not only for healthy cardiovascular function but to help with cognitive function. Adults can take 250 - 500 mg of DHA Docosahexaenoic acid Essential omega 3 fatty acid integral to the health of all cell membranes, nerve and brain function. Must be gotten through the diet via cold water oceanic fish or some very limited plant sources or taken as a supplement. per day for general health and 500 - 2000 mg per day for more significant protection. Please note that I am talking about milligrams of DHA Docosahexaenoic acid Essential omega 3 fatty acid integral to the health of all cell membranes, nerve and brain function. Must be gotten through the diet via cold water oceanic fish or some very limited plant sources or taken as a supplement. specifically, not EPA Eicosapentanoic acid. Type of long chain essential fatty acid - Omega 3 oil. Works in concert with DHA. Must gotten through food sources such as deep cold water fish or some limited plant sources or taken as a supplement. or total fish oil milligrams (read labels carefully). I explain dosing and quality more fully in my article, Why High Quality DHA Docosahexaenoic acid Essential omega 3 fatty acid integral to the health of all cell membranes, nerve and brain function. Must be gotten through the diet via cold water oceanic fish or some very limited plant sources or taken as a supplement. is So Important  DHA Docosahexaenoic acid Essential omega 3 fatty acid integral to the health of all cell membranes, nerve and brain function. Must be gotten through the diet via cold water oceanic fish or some very limited plant sources or taken as a supplement. should always be part of your cardiovascular support nutrition.


Referenced Studies:
  1. ^ DHA Promotes Healthy Heart Energy Production  Biochim Biophys Acta.   Khairallah RJ, Sparagna GC, Khanna N, O’Shea KM, Hecker PA, Kristian T, Fiskum G, Des Rosiers C, Polster BM, Stanley WC.
  2. ^ Fish Oil Offsets Circulatory Distress of a High Fat Meal  Appl Physiol Nutr Metab.   Fahs CA, Yan H, Ranadive S, Rossow LM, Agiovlasitis S, Wilund KR, Fernhall B.
  3. ^ DHA Helps Prevent Atherosclerosis in Patients with High Cholesterol  Am J Clin Nutr  Aleix Sala-Vila, Montserrat Cofán, Ana Pérez-Heras, Isabel Núñez, Rosa Gilabert, Mireia Junyent, Rocío Mateo-Gallego, Ana Cenarro, Fernando Civeira and Emilio Ros.

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