All the benefits of fish oil minus the fishy aftertaste
Philippine Daily Inquirer / 08:00 AM November 09, 2021
Written by Anne A. Jambora
There’s nothing fishy about these omega-3 fatty acids. The Cardiclear formulation is infused with lemon extract to eliminate the fishy (“lansa”) aftertaste and bad breath, typical side effects of omega-3 fatty acids supplements. Reap the numerous benefits of the fish oil without smelling like one.
Cardiclear is a trusted omega-3 fatty acids supplement, taking care of Filipinos’ health since 2014. Omega-3 fatty acids are among the most well-researched nutrients. According to Harvard Health, the consumer health education of Harvard Medical School, the human body can produce most fats it needs. But when it comes to essential fats like omega 3, the body must get it from food.
There’s a reason they’re called essential fats. Supplementation of omega-3 fatty acids is rewarding, and science-based studies show the benefits.
Omega-3 fatty acids combat depression and anxiety. Those who consume omega 3s regularly are less likely to battle depression and anxiety, while those already diagnosed report improvement. Scientists believe the EPA content contributes to the prevention and treatment of depression and anxiety.
Consumption of omega-3
Fatty acids promotes brain health during pregnancy and early life. Research shows a child has higher intelligence and better communication and social skills. The risk for developmental delay is decreased, and children have fewer behavioral problems. It is shown to reduce asthma in children and lower the risk of developing ADHD, cerebral palsy, and autism.
It also fights age-related mental decline and Alzheimer’s disease.
Risk factors for heart disease are improved. Decades of research show that people in fish-eating villages have low rates of heart disease due to the omega-3 fatty acids content in fish. Overall heart health is improved. Triglycerides are reduced by 15-30 percent while increasing the good cholesterol (HDL). Blood pressure is also improved. Studies show that omega-3 fatty acids prevent the formulation of blood clots and plaque that harden the arteries. Heart attack, stroke – and possibly death – can be prevented.
Omega-3 fatty acids also reduce symptoms of metabolic syndromes, reduce insulin resistance, and reduce chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation contributes to many illnesses, including heart disease and cancer. Omega-3 fatty acids reduce the production of molecules and substances linked to inflammation, such as inflammatory eicosanoids and cytokines.
Studies show that omega-3 fatty acids may prevent cancer, showing that people who consume most omega-3 fatty acids have up to 55 percent lower risk of colon cancer. It also showed to reduce the risk of prostate cancer in men and breast cancer in women.
Central obesity (belly fat) is also reduced. Kyoto University researchers found that fish oil burns fat faster than fat-burning pills in the market today. Aside from a slimmer waistline, it also fights autoimmune diseases like Type 1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis.
The National Center for Biotechnology Information in the US reported evidence suggesting Omega 3s, obtained from food sources or supplementation, may have ocular benefits. Omega 3s can protect the eyes from macular degeneration, glaucoma, and dry-eye syndrome, a health issue of those who work from home and study from home, who spend several hours in front of a computer screen.
Omega 3s also regulates the skin’s oil production, promoting balanced hydration and suppressing breakouts. It reduces wrinkles and minimizes signs of aging. Regular consumption of Omega 3s helps soften dry, rough skin and soothe irritation and dermatitis.
So, what makes omega-3 fatty acids unique? A report in Harvard Health says they are an integral part of cell membranes throughout the body, affecting the function of the cell receptors. Hormone reproduction that regulates blood clotting and contraction and relaxation of artery wall begins with omega-3 fatty acids.
At only P8 per soft gel, anyone can reap the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids. A 1,000-mg Cardiclear soft gel contains 180 mg EPA, 120mg DHA, just the dose recommended by the World Health Organization (200-500 mg of combined EPA and DHA).