Patients in a recent study who took 4 grams of an omega-3 fatty acid capsule daily for six months after a heart attack showed improvements in heart function compared to patients taking a placebo.
Each one-gram capsule contains 465 mg of EPA and 375 mg of DHA. Just a little Internet research revealed a NOW Brand of Ultra Omega-3 with 500 mg EPA and 250 DHA. Why is one a medication and one a supplement?
Glaxo Smith-Kline says that their processing is different. What do you think?
There are some very trustworthy supplement and herb manufacturers out there that were providing important supplements for health consumers before pharmaceutical companies starting seeing profit potential in “alternative therapies.”
Regardless, this study confirms the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids, which seem like a safe and easy way to protect the heart.
Research results will be presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 64th Annual Scientific Session in San Diego March 14-16, 2015.