A New Shot at Heart Health

Heart disease is a leading cause of death worldwide and is the number one killer of men and women in the United States. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), more than a million Americans have a heart attack each year, half of whom die. Certain factors that may increase your risk of heart disease and heart attack, such as age and genetics, cannot be changed. However, there are many things you can do to reduce your risk of heart disease, such as quitting smoking, exercising regularly, and eating a diet rich in colorful fruits and vegetables. In addition, keeping your weight and blood pressure under control are known to lower the risk of heart attack.

And, according to nutraceutical manufacturer and distribution company, Asantae™, there’s something else you can do that may reduce your risk of heart attack: You can take HeartShot™.

Asantae’s new HeartShot™ powder drinks contain a scientific blend of CLA (conjugated linoleic acid), antioxidants, and Ocean Nutrition Canada’s MEG-3® brand Omega-3 EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), designed to give your body the essential nutrients it needs to fight chronic inflammation.

“Few people understand that the typical Western diet is woefully deficient in Omega-3 – the good fat – which puts the body in a state of chronic inflammation,” said Dr. Dwight Lundell, heart surgeon and Asantae’s Chief Medical Officer. “Research shows that Omega-3 EPA/DHA reduces inflammation and helps prevent risk factors associated with such chronic diseases as heart disease, cancer, and arthritis. Ocean Nutrition’s MEG-3® Omega-3 is rich in key-anti-inflammatory agents EPA and DHA and we’re very pleased to include it in HeartShot.”

There are a number of signs and symptoms associated with an Omega-3 EPA/DHA deficiency, including such hidden symptoms as poor cardiovascular health and poor cognitive function, which may need to be diagnosed by a medical professional. More visible (overt) signs and symptoms of an Omega-3 EPA/DHA deficiency are dry skin and hair. The AHA recommends Americans consume a minimum of 500mg of EPA and DHA per day, however, on average they consume only about 100mg per day. Clearly, this dietary deficiency needs to be addressed. The best way to do this is by eating fatty fish (such as salmon, sardines, or anchovies), by taking Omega-3 EPA/DHA supplements, or by consuming Omega-3 EPA/DHA fortified foods and beverages.

“Asantae’s HeartShot Omega-3-fortified powder drinks are an exceptional new product with tremendous heart health benefits,” said Ocean Nutrition Canada’s Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Jon Getzinger. “We’re delighted our MEG-3® Omega-3 EPA/DHA powder is included in HeartShot. It’s a great alternative for consumers who want the benefits of Omega-3 EPA/DHA from fish oil without having to consume fish.”

HeartShot powder drinks are currently available in two flavors, Orange Creamsicle and Very Berry, and contain a whopping heart healthy 500mg of Omega-3 EPA/DHA per 12g serving. HeartShot is available throughout the United States through Asantae and its distribution channels. For more information, visit www.asantae.com.

About Ocean Nutrition Canada:

Ocean Nutrition Canada (ONC), a global leading supplier of Omega-3 EPA and DHA ingredients from fish oil, offers pure, high-quality Omega-3 EPA/DHA, available as MEG-3® fish oil concentrates for dietary supplements and MEG-3® powder for functional foods. Thanks to ONC’s patented microencapsulation technology, Powder-loc™, MEG-3® powder allows a wide range of food products to benefit from the goodness of fish, without the taste of fish. To date, MEG-3® ingredients have been included in more than 11 billion food servings and more than 40 billion supplement servings worldwide. For more information on Ocean Nutrition Canada, visit www.ocean-nutrition.com, and for more information on the health benefits of Omega-3 EPA/DHA, visit www.meg-3.com.

About Asantae:

Asantae is a distributor-based company in the health and wellness industry, a multi-billion dollar industry and growing.

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