Why do we need Omegas 3’s
A good Omega 3 is something everyone should be incorporating into their daily supplement regime. EPA and DHA are derived from fish that are considered more “oily” so the salmon, trout, sardines, tuna and mackerel. By taking 1-3G of fish oil a day you can meet your daily RDA for both EPA and DHA. The health benefits of daily omega 3 supplementation are widespread and shouldn't be overlooked as part of your daily supplement routine. Omegas 3’s are able to help reduce inflammation, which is one of the leading causes for chronic medical problems. Reducing inflammation can also reduce muscle soreness after workouts as well as reduce joint pain.
Omega 3’s are associated with bone health by boosting the amount of calcium that our bones absorb, ocular health in their ability to reduce our risk of macular degeneration and organ health by decreasing inflammation and lowering the amount of plaque buildup in our arteries.
Another group of recent studies have been looking at the role of Omega 3s in preventing muscle wasting diseases. There is significant research backing up the idea that Omega 3 supplementation can actually help prevent muscle wasting and reduce its effect in those who are affected by it. With the recent research looking into muscle wasting disease and the interaction it has with Omega 3 supplementation, the question of can Omega 3’s help build muscle has become a recent topic of interest. Studies are finding that with daily supplementation of 1000-3000mg a day of Omega 3 you can actually increase your ability to build muscle with proper nutrition and exercise.
Omega 3’s actually play a role in the process of muscle protein synthesis by stimulating the body and allowing for more pathways to be opened up in response to increased levels of amino acids and carbohydrate intake, which results in higher levels of muscle building.