Healthy Blood Pressure, Heart, Brain, Joints And Skin

July 27, 2011

in BLOGS,Heart Health

salmonSalmon Oil (Omega-3) Supplements

Are fish oil supplements just some sort of snake oil sold to cure all kinds of health problems? Can it really help you have healthy blood pressure, a healthy heart, brain, joints and skin? 

Let's take a look at some of the known benefits of taking fish oil (omega-3) supplements. I can speak from personal experience as we (my husband, Larry and I) have used a quality fish oil (omega-3) supplement for over 25 years.

Larry's dad died at age 61 from a stroke and his mother had been on blood pressure medication for years. When Larry was diagnosed with high blood pressure at about age 28, we made the assumption it was strictly hereditary. We also assumed he would have to take blood pressure medication for the rest of his life.

As time went on and nutrition research facts were made available to the public, we realized there were nutrition changes and supplements that might be beneficial in controlling high blood pressure.

Cooking with more garlic and less salt was one of the first things we started doing. Larry also started taking garlic and calcium supplements. Those 2 things alone made some difference but he still needed medication as his readings were running about 150/100 even on medication.

When he was about 44 years old we learned about a quality fish oil (omega-3) supplement that might be helpful in controlling his blood pressure. He started taking 3 capsules a day and continued monitoring his blood pressure on a weekly basis. At the end of 3 months, his blood pressure readings dropped to about 120/70. He was able to stop the medication completely.

Larry's mother and step-dad also had a similar experience with their blood pressure readings after taking a quality fish oil (omega-3) supplement.

Almost 8 years ago at age 63, Larry was experiencing chest pain after minor activity. Like a good wife should, I made an appointment for him to see his doctor. His doctor scheduled an angiogram for the next day. Long story short, Larry had major blockages in his heart.

The doctor immediately scheduled him for 4-way bypass surgery because one of the main arteries had 99% blockage, a minor artery was 100% blocked, and 2 others were over 80% blocked.

The heart doctors were amazed Larry had not had a heart attack and on top of that, they said if he would have had a heart attack he would not have lived through it.

That is where the quality fish oil (omega-3) supplements came into the picture. Despite all the blockages, Larry's blood was healthy and slick enough to keep flowing. The surgeon said his heart was healthy and there was no permanent damage. 

Other benefits of taking a good quality fish oil (omega-3) supplement:

  • · Nourishes the heart, brain, joints, eyes, blood vessels, nerves, and skin.
  • · Reduces inflammation that contributes to arthritis, psoriasis, menstrual pain, and inflamed bowel.
  • · Important for the development of infant's brain and eyes.
  • · Slows aging of the brain.
  • ​ Slows the growth of cancerous tumors.
  • · Works in the prevention of asthma.

You may be asking why Larry had so much heart blockage since he was using a good quality fish oil (omega-3) supplement. We are not certain of that answer however we do contribute much of it to stress. 

We contribute the quality fish oil to saving his life. It helped prevent blood clots and made the blood slicker causing it to flow more smoothly. Omega-3 fish oils do not act as a blood thinner but makes the blood healthier so it can do its job.

Not all fish oil (omega-3) supplements are created equal. Some things to look for when choosing a fish oil supplements:

· Check the safety – is it from fish health-screened for human consumption and guaranteed toxin free?

· Is it standardized and stabilized with all eight members of the omega-3 fatty acid family? The eight members being: ALA – SDA – ETA(3) – ETA – EPA – HPA – DPA – DHA. All eight members must be present in order for any one member to function properly and provide the benefits.

· Is there any hidden vitamins A or D?

· Is it taken from the first catch of the net? Many are made from what is left over from the restaurant industry or worse yet the oils left over from the fertilizer industry?

· Does a daily serving contain at least 460 mg EPA, 480 mg DHA, 50 mg DPA, and 80 mg of the remaining members of the omega-3 fatty acid family?

Here is a recap of some recent studies using a fish oil supplement that meets the above standards.

· Reduced cardiovascular disease risk factors and lowered risk of developing inflammation.

· Lowers triglycerides.

· Improved anti-inflammatory omega-3 to omega-6 balance.

· Reduced risk of sudden death heart attack.

Yes, you can get your omega-3 from eating fish but who eats fish more than once or twice a week if even that. There is also the problem of getting fish that is free of toxins or contaminants. Quality fish oil (omega-3) supplements are a healthy choice in taking care of your health.

We are thankful we made that choice about 28 years ago.

 

To your Best Real Health

 

Pat Moon

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1 Robin July 2, 2013 at 5:55 am

Oh wow, I've heard so many things about fish oil, my husband and I take the supplements, but never knew it was THAT GOOD :)  Thanks for sharing your stories! 

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2 Pat Moon July 2, 2013 at 3:55 pm

Robin,

Good for you and your husband that you take fish oil supplements. They are good for you especially if they are of excellent quality.

Good health to you,

Pat

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3 Meire Weishaupt June 30, 2013 at 1:32 pm

Great article pat, I loved to know more about fish oil, since there are peopkle taking it here at my home! I appreciate your time to share with us your experience and knowledge about the use of this oil!

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4 Pat Moon July 2, 2013 at 3:38 pm

Hi Meire,

 
I’m so glad you were able to learn more about the benefits of fish oil. You mentioned that there is someone at your home who uses it? Hopefully they are using a very good quality as there is a lot of junk out there. All fish oils are not created equal.
 
I enjoy sharing the things I have learned and experienced.
 
Blessings, Pat

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5 Carele Belanger June 27, 2013 at 3:59 am

Thank you Pat because I was always wondering all the benefits of fish oil supplements.

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6 Pat Moon June 28, 2013 at 8:18 am

Carele, Now you know some of the benefits of taking a quality fish oil supplement. Thanks for visiting.

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7 Carla J Gardiner June 26, 2013 at 3:41 pm

Love Omega supplements and hubby and I take them daily with our Protandim. Zero cholesterol, lowered high blood pressure for hubby and neither of us has used asprin, Tylenol or other pain meds in over 16 years…not even for my chronic back pain.

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8 Pat Moon June 26, 2013 at 9:35 pm

Hi Carla,

That is such great news that you and your hubby are healthy and pain free. Good supplements do so much for our overall and general health.

Thanks and blessings to you,

Pat

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9 Marie Leslie June 26, 2013 at 7:45 am

Great article, Pat. What a blessing for both of you to have found the keys to staying heart healthy. Finding the supplements, diet and lifestyle that work best for you is such an individual thing. I always appreciate your sharing your experiences to help the rest of us in making our healthy decisions.

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10 Pat Moon June 26, 2013 at 9:25 pm

Hi Marie,

Sharing what I have learned from my experiences is my passion because I desire that others make wise decisions regarding their nutritional needs.

Thanks for your support.

Pat

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11 Explode Your Business ONLINE @Norma Doiron June 25, 2013 at 7:07 pm

Another great information blog Pat. Fish oil is a must for sure. I am glad that you found these to help with your crisis. Keep sharing, learning a lot from you! 

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12 Pat Moon June 26, 2013 at 9:18 pm

Norma, I’m so happy you are learning a lot from my blogs.

I appreciate your readership and support. Stay healthy! Pat

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13 Christy Garrett June 25, 2013 at 4:19 pm

I have heard of the excellent benefits of Fish Oil but I never can get past the horrible aftertaste when I take them.  Yucky!

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14 Pat Moon June 25, 2013 at 6:24 pm

Christy,

I understand the after taste of many fish oil supplements. I never notice any aftertaste with our NeoLife Salmon Oil Plus. They are formulated with that very factor in mind. Might be worth a try for you? Actually that could also be an indicator that you are low in natural hydrocloric acid?

NeoLife products come with a money back guarantee so would be worth trying them.

Take care of yourself,

Pat

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15 Daniele Holmberg June 25, 2013 at 3:30 pm

Great aritcle Pat! I love taking fish oil pills daily. I have been taking them for many years now.:)  Great health benefits! I rarely get sick:)

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16 Pat Moon June 25, 2013 at 6:18 pm

Daniele,

Good for you. Glad to hear you are taking fish oil supplements and that you rarely get sick. Salmon Oil Plus is great and has so many benefits.

Thanks for sharing.

Pat

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17 Bernard Loo June 25, 2013 at 12:27 pm

Fish oil supplement is part of my daily diet. I use it to reduce inflamation and especially to fight flu.

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18 Pat Moon June 25, 2013 at 6:14 pm

Hi Bernard,

Good for you to include fish oil in your daily supplements. It is beneficial for so, so many things health wise.

Wishing you the best health ever.

Pat

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19 Alexandra McAllister June 25, 2013 at 11:50 am

Thanks for sharing this info on fish oil, Pat.  I also know how important this is to our health! Great job!

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20 Pat Moon June 25, 2013 at 6:12 pm

Alexandra,

It was a pleasure to share. Take care of yourself.

God Bless,

Pat

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21 Rob June 25, 2013 at 10:55 am

Wow, what a story! We don't take any fish supplements.. but will look into it..

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22 Pat Moon June 25, 2013 at 6:11 pm

Rob,

Yes, good idea to take a quality Salmon Oil supplement like I suggested. The NeoLife Salmon Oil Plus is the best I have every come across.

Take care of your health,

Pat

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23 Anastasiya Day August 1, 2011 at 10:42 am

Pat, great article! I love fish and I don't use salt in cooking at all! I had problems with my health too, so I am very careful with what I eat and how I make it or cook it. Thank you so much for this article and I am so glad that Larry is ok!

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