Fat is a 'taboo' word in the fitness/nutrition word but anyone who understands nutrition will know that Omega 3 is a Fat that we NEED or we DIE!
Did you know that the brain is 62% FAT?! That's right it's Omega 3 so if the thing that determines who/how/what you are is fat don't you think it's GREAT thing to consume :-)
5 Reasons Why should you take a good Quality Fish Oil for health?
- Decrease depression
California , Johnsson Cancer Center health.com Los Angeles, CA
- Increase serotonin levels i.e. your happiness
Andrew Stoll M.D.1999 Archives of General Psychiatry
- Decrease heart attacks
Bigger,J. Thomas and El-Sherif, Tarek. Polyunsaturated fatty acids and cardiovascular events: a fish tale. Circulation, Vol.103,
February 6, 2001, pp623-25 (editorial). Oilofpisces.com
- Decrease morning stiffness
Darlington, L Gail and Stone, Trevor W. Antioxidants and fatty acids in the amelioration of rheumatoid arthritis and related disorders. British Journal of Nutrition, Vol. 85, March 2001, pp.251-69. Oilofpisces.com
- Populations that have a high intake of fish oils lower incidence of inflammatory diseases such as asthma!
Dry J. and Vincent D. Effect of a Fish oil diet on asthma: results of a 1-year double bind study. Int Arch Allerguy Appl Immurol, Vol.95, 1991,pp.156-57. Oilofpisces.com
Fish oils turn on the lipolytic genes (fat burning genes)
Fish oils turn off the lipogenic genes (fat storage genes)
Preferential utilization for energy production once stored in t
Adipocytes.Reduced inflammation from physical training.
Fish oils are a great stress fighter. Supplementation with n-3 fatty acids inhibits the adrenal activation of steroids, aldosterone, epinephrine and norepinephrine (catecholamines) elicited by a mental stress, apparently through effects exerted at the level of the central nervous system. Therefore, for the same amount of stress, one will produce fewer stress hormones if consuming fish oils on a regular basis.
Without getting all 'geeky' on you, basically flaxseed oil goes through 4 stages before the body can utilize it and then there is research upon how much you can actually use anyway once it's in a place to be used by the body. Whether you can use it or not is person specific i.e. diabetes, ethnicity, alchol consumption etc...
Please don't mistaken that for Flaxseed is not valuable because it is, however fish oil will ensure you get to utilize all of the EPA/DHA consumed without any debate about if you can utilize it or not!
How much do you take?
I have only seen "Results" from taking 9-15grams per day towards lean body mass, pain relief from the stress of training/life, mood, sugar cravings (however I will be getting my hands on research of quantity in the future).
Also to note that the QUALITY of the fish oil at this consumption or any consumption is VITAL!!! Consumer mag has just done some tests on who/what companies in NZ are living the 'truth' behind what they say on the bottles for quality and quantity!
Nordic Naturals is by far the best company who do fish oils and I'm fortunate enough to be a supplier of theirs! If their was a better company that made fish oils and supplied NZ, without a doubt I would supply their product!!
Start today taking a GREAT QUALITY fish oil I don't care if it's 1 capsule the most important thing is you start by taking 1 step! Most health shops supply Nordic Naturals it's a higher price then other brands, but you pay for what you get and it's quality GUARANTEED!