Fish Oil Benefits
The benefits of Fish Oil are well studied, vast, and incredibly varied. So vast and varied in fact, that it is a supplement that can be, and should be, taken by EVERYONE. Not only does it help with general health, it also helps with any and all fitness and physique-associated goals. Whether it be muscle gain, fat loss, or both, Fish Oil has been proven to aid in a positive change to body composition. By helping to activate Lipolytic genes, it increases the bodies ability to burn fat, and by helping to deactivate Lipogenic genes, it decreases the bodies tendency to store fat. It therefore helps decrease unwanted fat mass, and it also helps increase your metabolic rate, as well as increase satiety (feeling full from meals).
On top of that, fish oil helps to improve memory and regulate glucose. It also helps support a healthy heart by lowering C-reactive proteins, and it provides many mental health benefits.
It is the EPA & DHA Omega-3 fatty acids in Fish Oil (the good fats), which cause all these wonderful effects. Along with the above mentioned benefits, EPA & DHA also reduce the inflammatory process that leads to many chronic conditions: asthma, depression, cardiovascular disease, ADHD and autoimmune diseases, all of which have the same genesis in inflammation. Reducing inflammation is a key aspect when trying to lose weight and/or increase lean body mass.
Consuming good fats in your diet is imperative to the production of male and female sex hormones, as well as the composition of every single cell in your body. So even if your diet is well balanced and high in good fats, supplementing with a maintenance dose of fish oil will do wonders to your overall health and aesthetic and performance goals. Keep in mind however, that just because something is good, it doesn’t mean that more is better! Keep the dose as recommended by your coach, practitioner or health professional. The benefits of a good quality fish oil are too good to miss!