Benefits Of Fish Oil

Good Morning!

First of all, Don’t forget to enter my Crossfit clothing review and giveaway from Latitude Gear Rx.  I will pick a winner on Friday!

Today I want to talk about a supplement I just started taking regularly, Fish Oil.

Fish Oil Benefits: Tip The Scales In Your Favor With Our Expert Guide

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I told you a couple weeks ago that I made my first trip to Sam’s Club and got a few items.  Fish Oil in particular is what I want to emphasize here :)

I’m not really sure if this was the BEST deal, but it was a good deal.  After I bought the fish oil from Sam’s I saw it on sale, BOGO at Kroger.

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Here is the difference in what I saw:

Sams:  150 softgels-  1400 mg tablet – with total Omega 3 Fatty Acids (EPA +DHA) equaling 900 mg came to around 20.00.

Kroger:  300 softgetls-  1200 tablet – with total Omega 3 Fatty Acids (EPA + DHA) equaling 720 mg came to 24.99- BOGO (Buy one get one free) So Kroger was probably a better choice for the money I would say!

Why Am I talking About Fish Oil?

Here are 5 reasons Fish Oil will make you Stronger, Leaner, and Healthier!

  1. Helps Lose Body Fat
  2. Helps Build Muscle
  3. Decreases Inflammation, Enhancing Body Composition
  4. Improves Insulin Sensitivity and Metabolism
  5. Helps Get The Right Ratio Of Fish Oil To Other Fats For Body Composition

Number 3 is one of the main things I want to highlight here.  If you work out intensely like I do (I do crossfit 5-6 days per week) you do not want MUSCLE SWELLING and to be SORE all the time!  High intensity weight training causes an increase in inflammation.  Fish oil will help rebuild your muscles, decrease hormones that cause inflammation, and help your overall performance!

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What Else Should You Look For:

  • Free of soy (including lecithin), dairy, wheat, rice, sweeteners or other artificial ingredients.
  • Look at the EPA and DHA amounts per serving – that’s far more important than the “total fish oil” amount.
  • Liquid forms are often more concentrated than pills, and don’t have the additional ingredients found in capsules or pills with enteric coating

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EPA and DHA

“EPA and DHA are specific types of polyunsatured omega-3 fatty acids.  Your body cannot produce these fatty acids – you must get them from the food you eat, or via supplementation.  EPA and DHA are natural anti-inflammatory agents, and as such, play a role in brain health, heart health, protection against cancer, Alzheimer’s and depression, improvement of skin conditions like psoriasis and acne, fetal brain development, inflammatory bowel disorders, and arthritis, to name a few.”

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“EPA and DHA supplementation has been suggested to support muscle protein synthesis and limit muscle protein degradation. This can mean less muscle breakdown and more muscle growth.”

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How Much Should You Take?

In order to gain the body composition and muscle metabolic benefits of these two fatty acids, the recommended amount you should consume is around 2-4 g of EPA & DHA combined every day.

I’ve heard that the max dose should be taking is 4 grams per day, and your body will tell you if you are taking too much (things will move along too quickly if you know what I mean).  This is another reason you should only be taking high quality fish oil!

Do you take Fish Oil or Other Vitamins Regularly?

Comments

  1. says

    Thanks for all of this good information! I need to start taking fish oil. Right now I take a Women’s One a Day whenever I remember, but I need to be better at doing this consistently. I will start looking for good deals on fish oil.

  2. says

    This is great information! I tried taking fish oil a few years ago but just couldn’t do it. Maybe I was trying the wrong brand but I felt like everything tasted like fish and it tended to give me an upset stomach.

  3. says

    My mom has always been into all things health related so she had me taking fish oil from a pretty young age and it’s something I still adhere to. That along with a multi, vitamin D, and calcium/magnesium are what make up my morning cocktail.

  4. says

    I take fish oil with my vitamin in the morning – I’m going to have to go look at the bottle when I’m back at home to see if I should/could be taking more than one a day!

    I was just reading that fish oil is supposed to help with stretch marks, too!

  5. says

    I’ve never taken fish oil (although I give it to my dog for his dry skin!) – I’m afraid that my mouth would taste like fish all day long! I do take GNC’s women’s multivitamin every day. Maybe I’ll have to give their fish oil a try too :)

    • says

      It doesnt make your mouth taste like fish lol…Ive heard of fish “burps” and you can get the burpless kind but Ive never had a problem with this :)

  6. says

    I eat so much fish that I probably DON’T need fish oil but… I take it anyways! And I just started taking Coconut Oil Pills. Now I have heard that it’s baloney to reap the benefits of coconut oil through pill form, but I AM GOING TO DO IT ANYWAYS! Psychologically it makes me feel like I am doing another AWESOME thing for myself ;)

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