Everyone who trains wants results and great recovery time between sessions. So how does the Omega-3 in fish oil help that happen?
Hard trainings cause inflammation in our tissues, which also causes free radical formation and damage, and the need to rebuild muscle efficiently. Omega-3s are well-researched, and some of that research tells us that the EPA & DHA Omega-3s are super important for supporting protein synthesis for rebuilding muscle, helping to lower inflammation in our tissues, and aid the body in utilizing nutrients well at the cellular level. Being able to utilize powerful, free-radical fighting antioxidants and nutrients we get from those delicious fruits and veggies we devour means a faster recovery time and the ability to lessen the free-radical damage that occurs each time we train.
Omega-3, when taken regularly in the proper amount, does its job by keeping cellular membranes smart—making sure they know how to utilize the good nutrients we are sending in via our daily diet and how to keep bad stuff out of our cells. When the membranes are properly staffed with Omegas—the cells are protected, more fluid, and can work their intended purpose most efficiently. We can make sure we have enough Omega-3s by consuming cold-water fish like sardines and salmon, supplementing with quality, high potency fish oils and cutting back on extraneous Omega-6s, which can be inflammatory and compete with Omega-3 in our bodies.
So keep on training hard—but make sure you include Omega-3s every day so you can recover fast and efficiently.
If you are looking for a fish oil supplement, then we would recommend our Ideal Omega. We call this our "one and done" solution. Ultra-purified and molecularly distilled, IdealOmega3 has been designed to give you an optimal dose of super-charged Omega-3 (1,030 mg) in just one softgel per day!
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