High blood pressure is a common condition that affects more than 25 percent of all adults in the UK. But you could lower your risk of developing hypertension by simply taking daily fish oil supplements, it’s been claimed.
Hypertension puts extra stress on blood vessels and vital organs.
Eating an unhealthy diet or not doing enough regular exercise could be raising your chances of high blood pressure.
But, you could lower your chances of developing the condition by taking supplements, scientists have claimed.
One of the most important ways to protect against hypertension is simply taking fish oil supplements, it’s been claimed.
“Fish oil is an important natural remedy for high blood pressure,” said Dr Brewer, on her website MyLowerBloodPressure.com.
“Diet should always come first, but not everyone likes fish enough to eat five portions a week. This is where supplements come into their own.
“The usual dose for omega-3 fish oils is between 1g to 3g a day. Higher doses may be recommended under medical supervision, for example to lower a raised triglyceride level, or to treat severe inflammatory diseases.
“If you prefer to take cod liver oil, which as the name suggests is extracted from the liver of cod rather than from oily fish, doses are lower due to their high vitamin A content. A typical dose for cod liver oil is between 1g and 1.5g per day.”
Published at Wed, 17 Jun 2020 10:29:00 +0000