In the past 10 years, many Americans have turned to omega-3 oil supplements, which have benefits for healthy people and also those with heart disease. Omega 3 oil contains both docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). Omega-3 fatty acids are essential nutrients that are important in preventing and managing heart disease.
Findings show omega-3 fatty acids may help to: Lower blood pressure, Reduce triglycerides, Slow the development of plaque in the arteries, Reduce the chance of abnormal heart rhythm, Reduce the likelihood of heart attack and stroke, Lessen the chance of sudden cardiac death in people with heart disease.
The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends that everyone eats fish (particularly fatty, coldwater fish) at least twice a week.