At Previnex, science and data are at the core of everything we do, from designing our products, to sourcing the highest quality raw materials, and all the way through the production process. We lean heavily on science and data to ensure that our products are the most effective, beneficial, and safest on the market. To shed a light on “science and data,” we are excited to launch a new ongoing series, “Science Spotlight,” where we’ll be giving you a look at some of the meaningful data and studies that supports nutritional supplementation.
In the first installment of “Science Spotlight”, we’ll be covering a study published in the American Journal of Hypertension, which found that omega-3 fatty acids may help reduce blood pressure.
According to the Center for Disease Control, roughly 70 million Americans adults have high blood pressure, which is about one in every three adults. High blood pressure increases the risk of dangerous health conditions like heart attack, stroke, chronic heart failure, and kidney disease.
A recent meta-analysis published in the American Journal of Hypertension showed that regularly consuming omega-3 fatty acids may reduce blood pressure. Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) were analyzed in 70 trials to determine their effect on blood pressure. Compared with the placebo group, results showed a 1.52 mm Hg (millimeter of mercury) reduction in systolic blood pressure and a 0.99 mm Hg reduction in diastolic blood pressure for the group consuming EPA and DHA fatty acids.
EPA and DHA had the strongest effect in subjects with untreated hypertension. A 4.51 mm Hg reduction in systolic blood pressure and a 3.05 mm Hg reduction in diastolic blood pressure were found in untreated hypertensive individuals.
Overall, these results show that omega-3 fatty acids may play a role in reducing and controlling blood pressure, and this is one of hundreds of studies that supports the role that omega fatty acid intake plays in optimal health.
The Best Way To Get Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Studies consistently show that omega-3 fatty acids provide numerous health benefits, which begs the question…how do you get the proper amount in your diet? While increasing your intake of foods high in omega-3 fatty acids could be prudent, it’s nearly impossible to get all that you need from diet alone.
This is where supplementation comes into play. The best way to intake the proper amounts of EPA and DHA on a regular basis is through a clinically proven, pharmaceutical grade omega supplement. At Previnex, our Omega Pure PLUS is clinically proven, pharmaceutical grade, free of any fillers and contaminants, and contains 1,100mg of omega-3 fatty acids (600 EPA, 500 DHA per daily serving).