Heart health

Spotlight on Ubiquinol

Ubiquinol is a powerful antioxidant with many health benefits, although it is often forgotten when considering the long list of nutrients our bodies require. With its unique energy-boosting, heart health and anti-ageing properties, it really should be in the limelight when considering our optimal health needs. The form of CoQ10 […]

If you suffer from high cholesterol, high blood pressure, eczema, acne or psoriasis) chances are you are suffering from an omega-3 deficiency.

Recognising EFA deficiencies

Let’s start this controversial topic with a rather bold statement: If you are following a typical Western diet you are most likely to be deficient in omega-3 fatty acids. If you are following a typical LOW FAT Western diet, you are most likely to be deficient in ALL essential fatty […]

Multivitamins and mineral supplements: a waste of money or a useful addition to the diet?

Recent media attention has suggested that vitamin and mineral supplements offer no health benefits from their consumption.  An article published in the Daily Mail reported two studies in which long-term use of vitamin and mineral supplements appeared to provide little if any protection against cognitive decline or developing cardiovascular disease. […]

Feature story: Duncan Evans

The words no one wants to hear from their GP when they are called in to receive results from a blood test – “Sit down Mr Evans, I am afraid I have some bad news for you.” Having had blood tested after a very high blood pressure reading, 55-year-old Duncan […]

US Food & Drug Administration recognises the role of EPA in cardiovascular health

Circulating triglyceride levels provide important information as a marker associated with the risk for heart disease and stroke.  Hypertriglyceridemia, a condition in which triglyceride levels are elevated,  is a risk factor for coronary artery disease.  If left untreated, coronary artery disease can lead to a heart attack; methods to safely […]

Understanding how the omega-3 index influences heart health

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in many developed countries, and its incidence is increasing at a rapid rate in developing countries.  Diet and lifestyle issues are closely associated with a myriad of cardiovascular disease risk factors that include abnormal cholesterol levels, high lipid levels, hypertension, insulin resistance, diabetes and obesity. […]

Omega-3 and the heart failure patient: importance of pharmaceutical grade products

The consumption of oily fish as a protective factor against developing cardiovascular disease stems from observations of fish-eating communities such as Greenland Eskimos. There have been multiple studies looking at the association between fish intake and cardiovascular disease within large populations. Whilst the findings have been relatively inconsistent, a 2004 […]