|Fish oil supplements are excellent source of the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA.
According to the American Heart Association, these fatty acids can be effective in balancing good and bad fat and promoting cardiovascular health.
Fish oil supplements as well as diets rich in fatty fish can be effective in preventing cardiovascular problems.
Fish oil is good, BUT...what may go wrong?
When it comes to fish nutrients, we should not focus on fish oil only, see below on what fish peptides are and how they help.
Peptides are organic compounds and are defined as groups of amino acids connected in a defined order. Fish peptides have a variety of medicinal benefits and are used extensively in medical research1-3:
How do fish peptides work?
Fish peptides inhibit ACE (angiotensin converting enzyme). This enzyme converts angiotensin I to angiotensin II, a compound that causes fluid retention and vasocontriction that lead to increased blood pressure. By inhibiting the formation of angiotensin II, fish peptides relax the arteries and reduce fluid volume, thereby improving circulation.
Human platelets are activated by a number of factors before they start clotting. Fish peptides inhibit platelet aggregation induced by these factors including thrombin, Platelet Activation Factor (PAF), P-selectins and fibrinogen. Reduced blood aggregation is important as it helps blood "runs" smoother i.e. improve circulation and prevent brain cells from shortage of oxygen.
Combining fish oil and fish peptides provides much greater cardio-protective advantages over pure fish oil, please click here to learn more.