PREVENTION is always better than cure. If the cholesterol level is not well-controlled, it may lead to cardiovascular disease later. Excessive cholesterol in the blood will increase the risk of atherosclerosis and eventually lead to heart attack or stroke.
Fish oil is the richest source of Omega-3 fatty acids such as eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Clinical studies have shown that regular intake of fish oil can reduce the risk of a fatal heart attack by 20 per cent and lower elevated triglyceride levels.
A high-grade fish oil concentrate is sourced from fish such as sardine and anchovy that are caught from clean waters. These types of fish have a shorter life cycle and are non predatory as they are feed on plants; thus there is less possibility of these fish accumulating environmental toxins like mercury, lead, dioxin and etc. Furthermore, fish oil that undergoes molecular distillation and a proprietary purification technology (super refining) to further reduce the trace impurities and environmental toxin has an excellent safety profile. Normally fish oil supplements are produced as either Omega-3 triglycerides or ethyl esters. Many scientists believe that triglycerides form is more bio-available (70 per cent better absorbed) than the synthetic ethyl esters form.
Besides taking fish oil, reduce or avoid red meat, animal fats and their products, organ meat, fried food, sweet desserts and alcohol consumption. Drink plenty of plain water and take more fruit and vegetables. Exercise regularly too for optimum health.