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Numerous health benefits have been associated with an Omega-3 Index of 8% or higher, however, most people are well below 8%. Among GrassrootsHealth participants, the average Omega-3 Index is 5.8% and less than 20% of participants have an Omega-3 Index greater than 8%.

Controversy has existed surrounding the effectiveness of omega-3 fatty acid supplementation in preventing cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality due to inconsistent study findings. Therefore, Li and colleagues (2020) set out to evaluate this relationship using a large scale, population-based prospective cohort study.

Do Fish Oil Users Have a Lower Risk of Cardiovascular Events and All-Cause Mortality?

This study used data from the UK Biobank study for 427,678 men and women ages 40-69 without cardiovascular disease or cancer at baseline. Participants were recruited between 2006 and 2010 and were followed until 2018. Approximately 31% (133,438) of participants reported regular consumption of fish oil at baseline. Those who supplemented with fish oil were more likely to eat oily fish, not smoke cigarettes, exercise, and take other dietary supplements than non-fish oil users. Those who took fish oil supplements were also more likely to have had a diagnosis of high blood pressure and take blood pressure medication, possibly to help manage their condition.

What Were the Results of the Study?

After adjusting for age and sex, the researchers found a significantly lower risk for all-cause mortality, cardiovascular disease mortality, and myocardial infarction (heart attack) mortality (P < 0.001 for all) in habitual fish oil users. These results remained significant after adjusting for other risk factors including ethnicity, socioeconomic status, BMI, physical activity, alcohol use, drug use, smoking, dietary fruit, vegetable, and oily fish intake. Risk for cardiovascular events, myocardial infarction, and stroke were all significantly reduced as well. There was a statistically nonsignificant 13% lower risk for stroke mortality (P = 0.14).

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These findings suggest regular omega-3 fatty acid supplementation is associated with a reduced incidence of cardiovascular disease, risk of cardiovascular disease-related mortality, and all-cause mortality in men and women ages 40-69. What more do you need? With a population size of over 400,000 people, don’t wait to test, to get your Omega-3 level to at least 8%.

Could Your Heart Health Improve with Omega-3s?

There is a large variability in dose-response between supplementing with omega-3 fatty acids and the resulting Omega-3 Index, making testing the Omega-3 Index essential. Measure your level TODAY and take steps to achieve the recommended 8%.

Make sure you also know your vitamin D level, and take steps to keep it within a target of 40-60 ng/ml or 100-150 nmol/L! Through GrassrootsHealth Nutrient Research Institute, you can also test your essential elements magnesium, copper, zinc and selenium, toxins such as lead, mercury and cadmium, as well as your omega-3 levels, inflammation levels and thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) level. Find out your levels today! Log on to the test selection page (click the link below) to get your tests and see for yourself if your levels can be improved.

Make sure you track your results before and after, about every 6 months!

Click Here to Access the Test Page

How can I track my nutrient intake and levels over time?

To help you track your supplement use and nutrient levels, GrassrootsHealth has created the Personal Health Nutrient Decision System called

For each specific supplement, you can track what days you take it, how much, and many other details.  This will help you know your true supplemental intake and what patterns of use work for you to reach and maintain optimum nutrient levels.  Check it out today!

Important Message

NEWS ALERT: States, Governments Acknowledge the Need for Vitamin D to Build the Immune System; Vitamin D*action has achieved a major milestone of ‘Moving Research into PRACTICE’!

EVERYONE needs to know about the benefits of vitamin D... We need your help to do this. Donating $25.00 today will positively affect millions of lives!

We will take this opportunity to use our extensive network to get pertinent information on vitamin D to the new US COVID Panel as well as local and state government representatives around the world.

Donate $25 today to help support this outreach effort (and, let us know if your employer could match the donations made by individuals from now until January 1, 2021!). You can also "text-to-give" by simply texting Daction to 44321.

Donations made through GiveLively are received in full by GrassrootsHealth.

What Does it Take YOU to Get Your D to 40 ng/ml (100 nmol/L)?

Did you know your health could be greatly affected by making sure you have a vitamin D level of at least 40 ng/ml (100 nmol/L)? Help us help you.

STEP 1 - Do you know what your vitamin D level is? If not, be sure to test today to find out.

STEP 2 – Determine your target level. Are you at your target level? Experts recommend a level of at least 40-60 ng/ml (100-150 nmol/L).

STEP 3 – Need to boost your level? Use the D*calculator to see how much vitamin D it may take to reach your target. Opt for the Loading Dose for a quicker boost.

STEP 4 – Optimize how your body absorbs and utilizes vitamin D with co-nutrients and these simple steps.

STEP 5 – Re-Test! This is an important step to make sure you have reached your target level, and to ensure you are not taking too much! Re-testing after 3-4 months is recommended.

STEP 6 – Adjust, Repeat…

Give your immune system the nutrients it needs to support a healthy you and protect yourself from unnecessary diseases, especially COVID-19.

NEWS ALERT

The first Randomized Controlled Trial on vitamin D and COVID-19 has shown a 96% lower risk of ICU admission for those receiving vitamin D (as 25(OH)D to quickly boost vitamin D blood levels) along with the standard treatment, compared to those receiving standard treatment alone.

These results support many previous observational studies showing a relationship between vitamin D levels and intake and COVID-19 severity.

Review the Latest Nutrient Research for COVID-19

GrassrootsHealth Nutrient Research Institute has launched the new Immune Boost project with the use of our myData-myAnswers nutrient health system that nearly 15,000 people are already using for their health. Specific markers that influence immune health are suggested for testing as part of this project including:

  • Vitamin D
  • Omega-3 Index
  • Essential elements magnesium, selenium, and zinc
  • hsCRP

Our goal is to demonstrate how one can use the Nutrient Research Model established by Dr. Robert Heaney to show the effect of vitamin D serum levels of at least 40 ng/ml (100 nmol/L) on risk reduction for all ethnicities in the population. Status and intake of other nutrients will also be analyzed for any type of relationship to immune status and symptom severity. Join the project today!

Please let us know if you're interested in helping sponsor this project.

CLICK HERE for updates and new information about the project.

Through GrassrootsHealth Nutrient Research Institute, you can also test your essential elements magnesium, copper, zinc and selenium, toxins such as lead, mercury and cadmium, as well as your omega-3 levels, inflammation levels and thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) level. Find out your levels today! Log on to the test selection page (click the link below) to get your tests and see for yourself if your levels can be improved.

Make sure you track your results before and after, about every 6 months!

Click Here to Access the Test Page

How can I track my nutrient intake and levels over time?

To help you track your supplement use and nutrient levels, GrassrootsHealth has created the Personal Health Nutrient Decision System called

For each specific supplement, you can track what days you take it, how much, and many other details.  This will help you know your true supplemental intake and what patterns of use work for you to reach and maintain optimum nutrient levels. Check it out today!