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Norwegian Gold EPA 1000

The Norwegian Gold EPA 1000 for Heart Health Support:

  • Just 2 softgels provides clinically studied triglyceride lowering benefitsǂ
  • The first heart targeted EPA-only fish oil available in health food stores
  • Highest IFOS 5-star industry excellence purity ranking
  • Enteric coated plus lipase for enhanced oil digestion and absorption
  • No fishy burping, plus an added 1,000IU of vitamin D3!

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Complete Body Health—Heart

Heart disease is the #1 cause of death in America, making heart health the #1 health prevention priority for doctors, natural health care practitioners, nutritionists, and families everywhere.

Yet as a nation, we have not yet fully embraced the root causes of heart disease, nor the many contributing conditions that set the heart up for trouble. Diet and nutrition are at the forefront of these triggers. Diet and nutrition, including supplements such as heart health fish oils, probiotics, fiber, and vitamin D3, are also our greatest assets in turning this health epidemic around.ǂ  Paradoxically, both the harm and the help start in the gut.

How Does the Gut Affect the Heart?

The connection between the digestive system and heart health begins with inflammation. This is not the typical acute inflammation response you think of when you imagine stubbing your toe. It is an internal, silent, and potentially chronic type of inflammation that starts in the gut.

How chronic silent inflammation gets started:

  • Poor diet, an imbalance of beneficial gut bacteria, stress, certain medications, slow digestion, and food allergies/sensitivities all wreak havoc on the intestinal lining. The intestinal lining is designed to allow only small, well-digested nutrients through to the bloodstream. If it becomes damaged, larger particles and toxins can get through, causing a condition known as leaky gut.
  • Leaky gut starts up the body’s silent inflammation response to help protect itself. The inflammation becomes chronic when the above triggers are not handled and the inflammation process is repeated, fueling the growth of plaque in the arteries and contributing to high triglycerides (fats in the bloodstream), high blood pressure, and other heart health risk markers.

The gut is meant to be our primary line of defense as well as our body’s fuel center. When its defenses are compromised, the body takes this hit to heart.

Causes of Leaky Gut

These causes have become so widespread that we often fail to connect them with cardiovascular issues and the silent inflammation that is a result of a leaky gut:

  • Diet. Processed foods that contain high fructose corn syrup (a ubiquitous ingredient in processed foods), sugars, trans fats, and preservatives all break down the intestinal lining, contributing to leaky gut and silent inflammation.
  • Inadequate intake of important nutrients. Select nutrients found in foods and supplements help the gut maintain its healthy lining. These nutrients include fish oils, which nourish the intestinal lining, probiotics, which support a healthy balance of beneficial bacteria in the intestines, and amino acids such as L-glutamine that support healthy intestinal renewal.ǂ
  • Metabolic syndrome. This is most easily identified by the build-up of abdominal fat that comes from a poor diet and sedentary lifestyle. Overeating, especially carbohydrates and sugars, certain medications, obesity, and high blood sugar all contribute to metabolic syndrome which is a pre-condition for heart disease and diabetes.

Omega 3 EPA for Heart Health Support

Fish oil supplements usually contain two types of essential Omega 3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA. Both types of Omega 3 support the heart and nourish the intestinal lining against leaky gut, though research has revealed that EPA specifically targets the heart:

  • Omega-3 EPA as an essential fatty acid “turns on” inter-cellular chemical messengers that support digestive health, joint health, immunity, and vascular/heart health. EPA may help protect you from the risk of heart disease.ǂ

Whereas DHA is primarily a building block for healthy cellular walls, EPA Omega 3 appears to work directly on inflammation and inflammation pathways in the body. ǂ EPA has been shown to reduce the level of potentially harmful fats known as triglycerides in the bloodstream without raising bad LDL cholesterol levels. EPA also supports low blood pressure. ǂ

Clinical research shows that EPA Omega 3s are beneficial as a preventative nutrient to help keep heart health risk markers low and for those already experiencing high cholesterol, blood pressure, and triglyceride markers.

Dietary sources high in EPA and DHA Omega 3 include:

  • Cold-water oceanic fish such as tuna, herring, mackerel, and salmon
  • Walnuts and white walnuts
  • Flax and chia seed

Fish oil supplements have become much more popular in recent years as awareness about the benefits of Omega 3s increases. An EPA-only fish oil supplement is an ideal option to ensure you get beneficial levels of heart healthy EPA Omega 3 daily.

Key purchasing points for a premium quality 100% EPA heart health fish oil:

  • Make sure it contains EPA and only EPA under the Omega 3 section in the supplement facts so you can guarantee EPA’s targeted heart health benefits.
  • Look for a 5-star purity guarantee from the rigorous International Fish Oil Standards (IFOS) program to ensure your fish oil is purified for contaminants.
  • Get the most out of your fish oil with an enteric-coated softgel and added lipase, a fat-splitting enzyme that supports enhanced Omega 3 EPA digestion and absorption.
  • Add in 1,000IU of vitamin D3 for immune and bone health support.ǂ