Fish Oil-should you be taking it???

This is a supplement of choice for most Athletes for so many reasons.

The omega-3 fats, EPA and DHA that come in fish oil, can make you stronger and leaner for optimal endurance and strength performances. Fish oil reduces inflammation, accelerates recovery, enhances cognition and mood, improves gut health, thickens hair, glowing skin, heart health, cancer prevention as well as these fabulous benefits that the athlete in you will be grateful for-

• Better energy use and improved fat metabolism. Yes, it's a fat that helps fat loss.

• Improved transport of red blood cells through the muscle capillary bed for enhanced oxygen delivery to the muscle

• Less soreness, muscle pain and DOMS, allowing for accelerated recovery from intense training

• Increased protein synthesis for greater muscle growth and strength

• Enhanced activation of the mTOR pathway involved in muscle building and long-term hypertrophy

Fish oil is recommended for athletes who are under extra physical and environmental stress. For example, some studies have shown that when athletes were on a calorie-restricted, high-protein diet to improve body composition, a diet high in omega-3s improved the antioxidant status and body fat loss.

Use pharmaceutical-grade fish oils, which have been tested to be free of contaminants, such as heavy metals, dioxins and PCBs.