Benefits of Fish Oil & Omega 3 Fatty Acids
Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for the human body to function properly, but our bodies cannot produce them. Thus, we must
obtain them through food or supplements. While most people connect fish oil with heart and brain health, this versatile
supplement can also enhance athletic performance and can be beneficial to take before and/or after training. Omega-3s can help
combat free radicals that build up during intense training, enhance exercise endurance and promote faster recovery post-training
Faster Recovery Time
Fish oil possesses significant anti-inflammatory attributes, which can be extremely beneficial before and/or after a workout to reduce
muscle soreness, decrease joint pain and accelerate recovery. A study for the journal of sports science and medicine reported that
‘omega-3 fatty acid supplementation minimizes the severe, delayed-onset muscle soreness that results from strenuous eccentric strength exercise.’ .
Accelerated Fat Loss
Fish oil supplementation is associated with a faster metabolic rate and increased fatty acid oxidation. A study for the journal of
nutrition reported that fatty acid oxidation was 1.2- fold higher in those given fish oil compared to the control group .
Heart Health Research shows that fish oil can help you maintain healthy cholesterol levels and lower your risk of cardiovascular diseases.
Fish oil supplementation is validated by multiple peer-reviewed clinical studies to improve HDL (good cholesterol), decrease LDL (bad cholesterol) and decrease triglycerides .