Slash your heart and stroke risk… and SAVE $300
You have to laugh at the brazen hypocrisy of it all!
Just a few weeks ago, the mainstream celebrated a flawed study that claimed fish oil doesn’t cut heart risk.
A win for drugs!
Today, they’re celebrating another study… one that claims a key fatty acid in fish oil prevents both heart attack and stroke.
The new study claims a highly refined version of the omega-3 fatty acid EPA can cut those risks by a stunning 25 percent.
So are they finally coming around on fish oil?
Not on your life – it’s just another false “win” for drugs!
The first study tested the plain old fish oil you can get in any store, so they were thrilled when it flopped. The second study – the one they’re all celebrating right now – tested a $300-a-bottle patented “drug” version of EPA.
They’ll tell you it’s all about the results. The fish oil flunked, while the “drug” passed with flying colors.
But don’t let them fool you with that nonsense.
These weren’t equal studies by any measure.
As you’ve read here in House Calls and in Health Revelations, most store-bought fish oil supplements DON’T contain the levels of omega-3 fatty acids needed for real health benefits.
That’s what happened in the fish oil study. As I wrote at the time, the dose was too low, using just 460 mg of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and 380 mg of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).
The NEW study… the “drug” study… used nearly 10 times the levels of EPA at 4 grams per day in folks with high triglycerides (median of 216 mg/dL) and either diabetes or heart disease.And it delivered big.
No doubt, drug company executives are picturing themselves swimming in dollar signs over those results, which have already been declared a game-changer.
But what if you could change the game WITHOUT a drug... WITHOUT the high $300 price… and WITHOUT that incredibly high dose?
An earlier study used less than half of that at 1.8 grams a day and found a 19 percent cut in risk in folks with a history of heart problems.
Almost as good, and half the dose!
And you don’t need the $300 drug, either.
Fish oil is still the cheapest, safest and most effective way to protect your heart. As the studies show, however, you’ll need more than what’s in a standard supermarket blend.
Most people need a minimum of a combined 1,500-2,000 mg of EPA and DHA per day, especially if you eat little to no fish regularly, and some folks may need more.
These aren’t unsafe doses, but they are a little higher than what most people take and can thin the blood a little so speak to your doctor about how much you need and the best way to get it.