Cholesterol vs Omega-3s

Updated: Sep 17, 2018


Cholesterol is the most common test for cardio vascular disease but new research shows cholesterol is the wrong test!

Doctors are using the wrong indicator!

Omega-3 fatty acids are a better indicator of heart health and risk than cholesterol.

95% of Americans don’t eat enough Omega-3s found in fish only. This is a problem because these omega-3s are supposed to be part of every cell in your body. They help control inflammation and cell signalling.

People with proper omega-3 levels have a 34% lower risk of death and a 39% lower risk of a cardiovascular event (heart attack, coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke). In the same study total cholesterol was not significantly related with these outcomes.

Omega-3s have so many heart benefits:

  • Lower triglycerides

  • Reduce blood pressure

  • Stabilize heartbeat

  • Increase HDL (Good cholesterol that sweeps away bad LDL)

  • Reduce clotting

  • Reduce risk of heart attack


Omega-3s natural benefits are good news because over 1 in 5 Americans between 40 and 75 take statins.


Statins are undeniably great at lowering cholesterol, the problem is they are also associated with increased risk of diabetes, muscle pain, cognitive problems and fatigue.


Adding natural omega-3s may benefit your heart by reducing the worst kind of cholesterol there is, very low density lipoproteins (vLDL), through diet not drugs.

You can quickly find out if you are deficient in omega-3s using the Omega Blood Score. This in-home test takes 5 minutes to complete and doesn’t require fasting.


Tips to improve your Omega-3 level:

  • Fresh fish 2 times a week was shown to reduce total cholesterol more than fish oil.

  • Fresh fish (trout) reduced total cholesterol 26%. Fish oil supplements reduced total cholesterol 5%.



Good Cholesterol (HDL) was increased 23.6% in the group eating fresh fish vs 10% improvement in the fish oil pills group.


Very curiously, LDL (bad cholesterol) increased in the fish oil group compared to a significant decrease of 17% in the fresh fish group.

Learn your omega-3 levels today! Can you reduce your cholesterol and improve the more important measure of your heart's health, omega-3 level!


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