The benefits of increasing your omega-3 fatty acid intake have been well publicised for a number of years now. One of the most studied and highly-regarded benefits of omega-3s is the positive effects they have on blood pressure and heart disease risk.

High blood pressure is an extremely common condition in the Western world but it is also very avoidable with the right lifestyle (unless you are unfortunate enough to have inherited a genetic predisposition to it).

You are probably well aware that the biggest reason for high blood pressure and heart problems is an imbalance in the types of cholesterol that flow through your blood vessels.

High levels of LDL (low-density lipoprotein) in your bloodstream can lead to deposits of plaque inside the walls of your blood vessels. His plaque builds up over time and narrows the vessels, which means blood pressure is increased and problems begin to occur.
HDL (high-density lipoprotein) AKA “good cholesterol” helps to remove these plaque deposits and carry them in the blood to be flushed out.

It has been shown in numerous research that increasing your omega-3 fatty acid levels, in particular, the types of fatty acids known as EPA and DHA have a hugely positive impact on cholesterol levels by lowering LDL cholesterol and increasing the amount of the good cholesterol, HDL.

Increasing Omega-3 Fatty Acids, EPA & DHA

So, increasing your levels of both EPA and DHA fatty acids can have and very welcome effect on your cholesterol levels and blood pressure but how can you increase your intake?

As you have probably guessed, krill oil is an excellent natural source of both of these types of omega-3 fats. In fact, it has been observed to be one of the very best sources available thanks to its’ purity and high absorption rates.

By supplementing daily with a high-quality krill oil, you will increase your healthy omega-3 fat intake, balance out your cholesterol levels and lower your blood pressure.

Krill Oil & High Blood Pressure Side Effects

Krill oil is a naturally sourced supplement that comes with very few known side effects. Taking krill oil will not be a problem if you have high blood pressure but it could interfere with certain medications.

Due to the blood-thinning properties of the EPA and DHA fatty acids, care should be taken by anybody who is already on blood pressure or any other medication that affects the blood.

The best course of action to take, whether you are on medication or not, is to discuss your situation with your doctor before you begin supplementing with krill oil.

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