Omega-3 Fatty Acids (Fish Oil)

fish oil supplements can help physical, heart, and mental health

Fish Oil is an essential part of a diet that is centered around physical fitness and heart health. Both physical fitness and heart health are geared around building up the muscle in your body while keeping your heart healthy. Doing so leads to a much greater personal body composition that allows you to be more athletic, aesthetic, and feel healthier.

Fish oil has two components that allow it to work so efficiently. These components are are EPA and DHA. Fish oils come in many different brands, and the higher quality brands have a large concentration of both EPA and DHA in their nutrient profile. Each of these are the main drivers behind the positive benefits that come from supplementing your life with fish oil. Omega-3 products that do not have significant dosages of EPA and DHA or are “blends” are not worth the money. Simple as that.

Two of the main body composition advantages that these products offer is that it allows the body to turn on fat burning genes, known as lipolytic genes, and turn off fat storing genes, known as lipogenic genes. The physical benefits from turning off lipogenic genes and on lipolytic genes are numerous and contribute to a body with better composition. Also, Omega-3 oils increase the use of fat storage from adipocytes for energy use, which in turn decreases the amount of fat stored in your body.

Fish oils also have an incredible effect on your internal organs and helping the user’s body run more efficiently by reducing inflammation. Inflammation damages blood vessels which can lead to future strokes and heart disease. Omega-3 fatty acids also decrease triglycerides which can lower blood pressure by reducing blood clotting. The overall benefit from this is a reduced risk of heart failure and a reduced risk of an irregular heartbeat. One of my favorite studies about health and omega-3 acids can be found here.

Speaking of favorites, this product from Amazon is one of my favorite go-to’s. It provides an excellent source of high quality EPA and DHA while providing 90 days of dosing. The soft-gel caps are easy to swallow and fit right in with my morning routine.

Dr. Tobias Omega 3 Fish Oil Triple Strength, Burpless, Non-GMO, NSF-Certified, 180 Counts

The prime dosage for fish oil is 2,500 mg’s a day, and it is even more effective when you take it with food or after a meal. Fish oil can be a game changer for you, internally and physically.

2 thoughts on “Omega-3 Fatty Acids (Fish Oil)

  1. I have started trying to get my fish oil from sardines. An interesting side effect is that my skin seems better – much less dry. I guess the fish oil from fish (versus a pill) gets absorbed differently.

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