Fish Oil and Circulation
Producing Modest Reductions in Blood Pressure
Forever Arctic Sea and Its Health Benefits
Part 2: Improving Circulatory Function
The proper levels of triglycerides and cholesterol in the blood are critical for maintaining good circulatory health. High triglycerides are associated with increased risk of heart disease; it is important to keep triglycerides below a certain level, around 150. Researchers believe that fish oil can reduce triglyceride levels by as much as 20% to 50%. Scientific research has also shown that fish oil is possibly effective in other ways as well, such as reducing high blood pressure.
Fish oil has been seen to produce modest reductions in blood pressure in people with high blood pressure. Also, fish oil seems to slow or even slightly reverse the progress of atherosclerosis in the arteries serving the heart. There is evidence that using vitamin B12 along with fish oils might boost their ability to lower cholesterol. Research scientists currently believe that fish oils may lower cholesterol by preventing its absorption in the intestine.
The American Heart Association give the following recommendations for fish oil intake.
- For high triglycerides: 1-4 grams/day of fish oils.
- For high blood pressure: Fish oils providing 2.04 grams of EPA and 1.4 grams of DHA per day.
- For preventing and reversing the progression of hardening of the arteries: 6 grams/day of fish oil for the first three months, followed by 3 grams/day thereafter.
If your doctor prescribes medication to improve your circulatory system, take the medication as prescribed. Medication is important, and also remember the significance of healthy lifestyle changes and natural dietary supplements.
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