Omax Celebrates Heart Health with New Omega-3 Testing Kit
Knowing your omega-3 score, taking a high concentration omega-3 and exercising may be the key to saving your life
February is heart health month, and years of poor diet, lack of exercise and genetics can take their toll on your cardiovascular health. Omega 3 fatty acids, especially EPA and DHA can help support a healthy cardiovascular system. But many people don’t know if they are getting enough Omega-3 from the foods they are eating, or if they are deficient (80% of the population is). Learning how much omega-3 fatty acids are in your blood, can help you determine if you are getting enough of this critical heart health nutrient.
How do you test your personal Omega-3 levels?
The Omega-3 test is a new, at home test, launched by Omax Health to give people the ability to measure the levels of omega-3 fatty acids in their blood. The test results give you a “score” of your omega-3 index, which identifies your risk factors. Based on 30 plus years of research, we know that the average American resides somewhere around a 3 on this chart. By getting to an 8, you are 5 times more likely to reach your 80’s without incidence of cardiovascular disease or stroke. The omega-3 test is processed by Omega-Quant, a certified lab that conducts clinical testing. Once you receive your test results back, you can learn how to improve your omega-3 levels and reduce health risks, by eating certain foods, or by taking a high concentration omega-3 supplement like Omax3. Knowing your score is the first and greatest step towards taking control of your cardiovascular health.
Omega-3s can reduce the risk of Coronary Heart Disease
Coronary heart disease is one of the top killers of Americans today, causing over 500,000 deaths annually, according to the FDA. But recently the FDA has announced that supportive, but not conclusive research, has shown that consuming high levels of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids may help reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. EPA and DHA can be found in fatty fish such as mackerel, tuna, salmon and anchovies, and can also come from high concentrate omega-3 supplements like Omax3.
Exercise can improve Heart Health
Heart disease is still the number one killer of Americans. Your heart is a muscle and needs to be exercised on a consistent basis. Get started with exercises that you enjoy and increase your heart rate. Try the perceived exertion test to know how hard you need to work your heart to make a difference. If you are slightly out of breath but can still talk, that’s perfect. If you are too out of breath to speak, then you are probably pushing yourself harder than you need to. Whether you choose to walk briskly, bike or dance, the key is doing something you love so you can live life to the max. With a few simple steps, you can improve your heart health and longevity. Taking the omega-3 test, taking a high concentration fish oil, like Omax3, and exercising daily will help establish healthy routines that can drastically improve your heart health
Spread the heart health LOVE this month with this educational infographic from GOED!