There’s no disputing it anymore. Even if the mainstream keeps trying.
Fish oil saves lives.
New research confirms that omega-3 fatty acids protect against today’s number one killer. And they not only cut the risk of cardiovascular disease. But they can very specifically slash your risk of DYING from it.
People are finally getting the message, too.
But the new study shows how many folks aren’t getting the WHOLE picture. Because there’s one critical mistake, many people make.
And this single common error could ERASE all of those incredible life-extending benefits you can get from fish oil.
The good news is, it’s an easy fix.
MAXIMIZE fish oil benefits with this “helmet trick”
Some places have helmet laws for bikers that aren’t really helmet laws at all. You have to HAVE a helmet. But you don’t have to actually WEAR it.
So you see lots of guys cruising along, a helmet dangling from the back of the bike instead of on the head.
Of course, that helmet offers zero protection if you’re not wearing it. And the same is true for your supplements, including fish oil.
Many people HAVE omega-3 supplements. But they don’t actually TAKE THEM daily. It becomes a “when I remember” thing. Maybe it’s fairly often. Perhaps it’s not.
And the new study shows how – much like that dangling helmet – it’s not enough to simply have fish oil in the cabinet or to take it some of the time. If you want the life-saving benefits… the potent heart-supporting effects of the omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil… you need to take your supplements daily.
The new study finds that overall, “habitual” use of fish oil supplements could cut your risk of…
- death from heart disease by 17 percent
- death from ALL causes by 13 percent
- cardiovascular events by 7 percent
And it reveals why some of the studies have been a little mixed, with some finding BIG benefits, while others have found little to none.
The REAL reason for mixed omega-3 results
It’s in that one word: habitual. You have to take your fish oil daily – or at the very least, rarely miss a day – to get the boost.
That’s not the ONLY reason for some of the differences in the studies, of course. Some also used doses too low to matter, setting the stage for failure from the start.
And others didn’t distinguish between people who already eat a lot of fatty fish – and may not benefit from a supplement – and those who avoid seafood.
When they do, the differences are astounding. One study found omega-3 supplements could cut heart risk by 40 percent in people who eat little to no fish.
And other studies have found supplements can help protect high-risk patients, including folks with diabetes, high triglycerides, or heart failure.
Most studies find you need at least 1,000 mg a day of EPA and DHA. But your own doctor can help you figure out the right levels for you based on your diet and risk factors.