Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for normal development and growth. Lack of dietary intake of omega-3 fatty acids and too much intake of omega-6 fatty acids is believed to be a significant contributing factor to many diseases. Since the human body cannot make omega-3 fatty acids, we have to get them from our diet be it through eating food rich in Omega 3 (fish) or supplementing.
The different types of omega-3 fatty acids can be confusing. There are the fish oils, which contain docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). Then there are the plant sources with alpha-linoleic acid (ALA), which is converted into omega-3 fatty acids in the body.
Studies have generally used fish oils as the source for omega-3 fatty acids. While plant sources with ALA may have similar benefits, less is known. So far studies show Fish oils with DHA and EPA have more benefit.
What Are The Benefits Of Fish Oil?
Building Muscle and Losing Fat
Basically omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil supplements play a role supporting your body in the processes of building muscle, losing fat, maintaining muscle and recovering from workouts. They are not going to build the muscle or lose the fat for you , but it will help your body achieve these goals.
Overall Health and Function
The list is constantly growing and developing with constant studies and research. Suggested benefits include:
Reduce the risk of heart attack.
Reduce the risk of stroke.
Lower blood triglyceride levels.
Lower blood pressure.
Reduce joint stiffness.
Lower cholesterol levels.
Slow the build-up of atherosclerotic plaques.
In addition, fish oil has been shown to help improve
Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia
Fish oil may also help improve and enhance mental clarity, concentration and memory.
This is one I noticed when I introduced fish oils to my diet. I did find concentration and mental clarity markedly improved.
Personally I always take an omega supplement and would highly recommend everyone introduce it to their daily routine.
If you worry about the fish burps or taste there are several options that have eliminated this effect. 2 I have found great are Clear Marine and Pure Pharma.