Let’s talk about Fish Oil! Should you be taking a fish oil supplement? YES! However, not just any fish oil supplement will give you the daily benefit you need. You need to understand the label and make sure you are getting the true benefits fish oil has to offer.
Why Fish Oil?
Fish oil contains essential fatty acids (EFAs). Through research EFAs have shown many health benefits. EPA and DHA are Omega 3 fatty acids and are considered to be the key fatty acids. They are considered key because our bodies do not produce them, therefore we must obtain them with food and supplements.
What Are EPA and DHA?
EPA and DHA are Omega 3 fatty acids. They are the good fats and block the actions of the bad fats or Omega 6 fats. Omega 6 fats are chemicals that are acted on by enzymes in our bodies to make inflammatory mediators. EPA and DHA have been shown to serve as an exercise related anti-inflammatory. Therefore, improving exercise recovery time. Additional health benefits include, lowering cholesterol, strengthening of hair, nails and skin.
How Much Should I Take?
The suggested daily intake of fish oil for optimal benefit is 3000MG of EPA:DHA. This is why we recommend the Stronger.Faster.Healthier. Liquid Fish Oil. In only one teaspoon you get the optimal daily amount. The typical front label on a Fish Oil Capsule bottle states it contains 1000mg of fish oil. However, take a look closer on the back label and add the EPA and DHA together, the typical bottle will total 300mg of EPA:DHA. Therefore, you would have to take at a minimum 10 capsules a day!
A fish oil supplement is a a great way to get the health benefits of essential fishy fats. If you haven’t already you need to add the Stronger.Faster.Healthier. Liquid Fish Oil into your daily supplement routine.
Disclaimer: As always, talk with your physician before starting any new supplement.