Recent research indicates that in diets high in monounsaturated fatty acids, a combination of plant sterols and fish oils better support cardiovascular health than fish oils alone. EPA and DHA decrease the breakdown of triglycerides in fat cells while increasing their breakdown in the heart and skeletal muscle.
Fish oils cause adipose tissue to take up these fatty acids and decrease their delivery to the liver. This prevents their incorporation into very low-density lipoproteins (VLDL), molecules that transport lipids from the liver to other parts of the body, and leads to decreased VLDL production.
Oxidation of fatty acids in the liver, fat, heart and skeletal muscle is also increased. This converts fatty acids into acetyl-CoA for energy production in the Krebs cycle and decreases the amount of fatty acids available for the synthesis of triglycerides. Genes that regulate triglyceride synthesis, storage, and oxiidation are also affected by plant sterols.
In randomized, placebo-controlled trials, daily supplementation with 1.3-1.4 g of EPA and DHA in combination with plant sterols for 3-4 weeks significantly lowered serum triglycerides by approximately 14-25% in hyperlipidemic adults.
Fish Oil (Sardine and Anchovy) - 4137.5 mg
EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid) - 700 mg
DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) - 525 mg
Total Omega-3 Fatty Acids - 1600 mg
Plant Sterol Esters (from Pinus sp. resin/sunflower (Helianthus annuus) seed oil) - 325 mg
Organic sweet orange oil, mixed tocopherols concentrate
Take 1 teaspoon daily with a meal or as recommended by your healthcare practitioner. Shake well before each use. Do not drink directly from the bottle
Consult your healthcare practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or taking blood thinner medication