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EPA and DHA and Healthy Circulatory Function
Healthy circulatory function is of paramount importance to optimal health and is an integral component of cardiovascular function. The health of the arteries and veins, as well as their pliability and compliance (their ability to adjust to differences in blood flow), is critical for supporting the optimal function of all organs and systems throughout the body. All of these systems depend on the critical flow of nutrients through the blood to nourish their function. Impaired circulatory function can inhibit this crucial nutrient exchange, leading to less than optimal organ function. One of the most important measures you can take to keep your circulatory system as healthy as possible for as long as possible is to increase your intake of essential EPA and DHA. A growing body of clinical research supports this advice. For example, the results of a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine demonstrated that daily dietary supplementation with 2100 mg of EPA and 1050 mg of DHA promoted healthy circulation in the coronary arteries of men and women.8 Maintaining smooth circulation enhances the heart’s ability to deliver the freshly oxygenated blood your organs and tissues need.
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8. von Schacky C, Angerer P, Kothny W, Theisen K, Mudra H. The effect of dietary omega-3 fatty acids on coronary atherosclerosis. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Ann Intern Med 1999;130:554-562.