The Secrets of Fish Oil
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As fitness enthusiasts, it's natural that we don't look or avoid looking towards consuming supplements that do not help in the maximising our 'gains'. But we must realise that the quality of gains can only be maximised if we ensure that our body is kept in prime condition from within. And that is why this one is going to focus on the most crucial micronutrient of them all; the fish oil.
As the best gym in Chandigarh, we at Bodyzone take yet another step in helping you understand the importance of this little but crucial nutrient.
So what is fish oil and how does it really help?
The active components of fish oil are Omega 3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA. We'll spare you the scientific mumbo-jumbo and tell you this thing that these nutrients cannot be made by your body and come in very minute quantities through your regular day-to-day meals. Thus, they have to be ingested orally.
Why should I invest in fish oil?
The primary function of Omega 3 Acids is to lower down levels of blood triglycerides, especially for individuals that have high levels of cholesterol. There is also a connection to reduce blood pressure and minimise inflation.
The DHA found in fish oils can increase your memory power and improve your eye health.
Consumption of this nutrition can also up your bone health and really help out individuals with diabetes.
But the MAIN use of this nutrient is to balance out the Omega 6 levels in our body. Studies have shown that our normal diet piles on heaps of Omega 6 (ratio w.r.t Omega 3 is 15:1) which fuels diseases ranging from Asthma to even Cancer. But the Omega 3 found in fish oil can balance (Ratio 1:1) the ratio of 6 and 3, keeping all bodily functions up to the mark.
So where do I start?
Start off by consuming no more 250 mg of EPA and DHA combined.
Then you can slowly graduate your dosage to about 1500 mg (1000mg of EPA and 500mg of DHA)
Fish oils sourced from Codfish and Sardine fish are the best way to go.
You can also consume it through non-fish sources such as flaxseed and walnuts, but the quantity will have to be very high in order to consume the optimum levels.
Can fish oil help with my gains?
Sad to break it to you.But no. Fish oils can help you in reducing muscles soreness and weight loss but that too when consumed in larger doses (Something we don't really recommend). So there you have it. We hope we've drawn a vivid picture for you to really go out there and invest in a decent fish oil. So eat healthily. Stay healthy.