Fish oil is at the top of my supplement pyramid for both its body composition and health related benefits! A high quality omega-3 fish oil supplement can positively impact just about every cell in your body. I have been taking fish oil for years now and it’s the first and foremost supplement I have all my clients take! Here are 8 reasons why you should too!
Turn on Fat Burning Genes
Fish oil supplementation turns on lipolytic genes, which are fat burning genes in the body.
Turn off Fat Storing Genes
Fish oil also turns off fat storing genes, which are lipogenic genes.
Reduce Inflammation from Training
When you work out your body gets inflamed (swells) which is a physiological response from the body in order to protect itself. Fish oil helps to combat inflammation and increases recovery time from post-training!
EPA found in fish oil regulates the blood supply to the brain for improved focus during your workout and throughout your day. DHA is important for memory, cognition and brain membrane health!
Serotonin is known as the happy chemical/neurotransmitter. Fish oil increases this chemical and therefore decreases the likelihood of depression, anxiety and carb cravings!
Fish oil helps decrease the amount of stress hormones that are produced via mental stress. Someone taking fish oil will not stress their body out as much as someone who is under the same stress and not taking it!
Turn on Carnitine Enzymes
Carnitine enzymes are responsible for burning body fat, fish oil activates these enzymes in the body!
Improved Blood Sugar
Your blood sugar will not rise as quickly when supplementing with fish oil, which means you are less likely to store sugar in your fat cells.
Make sure when picking up a fish oil supplement that you go for quality. Many of the grocery store bought sources are rancid before you even purchase them and will not have the benefit that you’re looking for. As far as dosages go it is specific to each person and dependent on factors such as body fat percentage, current status and tolerance. A conservative way to go is according to the label on the bottle!