Why Fish Oil?
Are you sore after some of our workouts? Do you eat only grass fed meat? Do you want to get stronger? Do you want to take off that layer of fat on you stomach?
I cannot stress this enough. You need to supplement with Fish Oil. How much? .5 grams per 10 pounds of bodyweight. I weigh 200# that means I need 10 grams of Omega 3s per day. How many is 10 grams. Make sure to keep it in the fridge and take it with food. (Its perishable) Each capsule contains 1000 mg but only 300mg is Omega 3. You want to only look at the Omega 3. The rest is well… fishy parts. Why do we need Omega 3? Because not long ago all of our meat used to feed in the wild off of grass. As nature intended. But now we feed our beef/chicken/pork/farmed fish (yes I said fish) grain and corn. Grass contains high levels of good fats/Omega 3s. Grain and corn do not. So we are Omega 3 deficient. Big time!
Omega 3s contribute to:
•Enhances heart health by maintaining elasticity of cardio tissue
•Helps the heart beat in a strong and healthy way
•Ensures efficient heart function so that this key organ will last longer
•Increases lean body mass
•Increases metabolism by up to 400Kcal/day
•Reduced inflammation within muscle and connective tissue
•Improves fat burning
•Important for cell membrane structure and essential for proper brain function
•Improves insulin efficiency
•Prevents excessive muscle breakdown
•Increases brain health
•Improves nervous system function
•Contains antioxidants and there benefits
>Courtesy of Orange Coast Crossfit
How much fish oil should I take?
The General recommendations are to aim for around 2-4 grams of EPA/DHA per day. However, if you eat lots of wild-caught salmon, grass-fed beef and other natural sources of omega-3 fatty acids, and generally avoid sources of omega-6 (like vegetable oils, factory-farmed meat, nuts and seeds), you may not need any fish oil supplementation at all.
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Disclaimer: We are not doctors and only providing you with information.
Whatever you put into your body, do so at your own risk.