Picture this. Nearly 200 major, life-altering… or ending… heart events WIPED OUT every day.
I’m talking about some of the worst-of-the-worst problems – the ones we all fear the most. And that includes two of our TOP killers, heart attack and stroke.
An exciting new study reveals it may be possible. With researchers nailing down an unexpected way to potentially prevent some 70,000 major cardiovascular events every year.
There’s no big cost involved. No major lifestyle changes like extreme dieting or exhausting workouts, either. Heck, it doesn’t even require invasive surgery or other painful procedures.
You just need one thing. Fish oil.
Omega-3s could save THOUSANDS of lives
A new analysis from the University of California, Irvine, finds that a form of the omega-3 fatty acid called EPA could cut the risk of major cardiovascular events by 25 percent.
If doctors can SPOT who’s in the crosshairs – pinpoint those exact folks with significant risk factors such as high triglycerides – and get this essential treatment to them, they could stop about 70,000 heart events a year.
A second study I shared with you recently gives even more insight into the potential power of this miracle oil.
Researchers from both the United States and China have found that fish oil supplements could cut the risk of…
- DEATH from heart problems by 16 percent
- DEATH from all causes by 13 percent
- ALL major cardiovascular events by 7 percent
These numbers are GREAT. But they could be even better.
They’re numbers from the “general population.” If you were to focus just on the folks MOST at risk, as the UC Irvine team hopes, there’s every reason to believe the benefits would be even bigger.
Follow the fish oil money
This is, of course, fantastic news. But it’s not exactly surprising. Omega-3 fatty acids have been at the very heart of natural medicine for decades. Even grandma swore by them way back in her day. Except instead of fish oil capsules, she grabbed the bottle of cod liver oil.
Mainstream medicine, of course, has dismissed supplementing with fish oils as voodoo all along. Well, that is until now.
But don’t give them a pat on the back for FINALLY recognizing the role of omega-3 fatty acids in helping to block today’s leading killers yet. Because I can’t help but think this sudden change of heart might have another motivation.
I suspect it’s not about truth. It’s about MONEY.
Lab concocted omega-3s have recently been approved for use as “drugs.” That has allowed Big Pharma to knock out their own versions and jack up the price to make huge profits off what was once an inexpensive natural therapy.
In fact, in the study, the UC Irvine analysis was based on the researchers used a prescription omega-3 instead of the affordable fish oil versions millions of us rely on for cardiovascular support each day.
The cost of those lab-produced versions? Estimates run anywhere from $200 to $360 a month. Compare that to the less than $30 I spent last night for a two-month supply of my regular old fish oil, and you’ll see the problem.
Put omega-3s to work for YOU
You don’t have to let them raid your wallet OR your insurance plan. You can get the proven benefits of the EPA and DHA in fish oil – including help with mood, memory, pain, circulation, protection against heart failure, and more – from an inexpensive supplement, not a drug.
Just look for a high-quality pure fish oil from a maker you trust. (The amount of EPA and DHA together should equal the total milligrams they claim are in each tablet… no fillers counted.) And remember, consistency is the key. You ONLY get those results if you take your supplement EVERY day.
Combine it with a healthy diet and regular exercise (as you should), and you’ll boost your benefits even more. And since fish oil is a natural blood thinner, be sure to check with your doctor before you start taking it.