It is common knowledge that we need to consume fish oil within our diet, but not many people understand why and what benefits Omega-3 consumption has to our health and sporting performance. Here we quickly explain all.

Omega-3 Fish Oil Supplement

Omega-3 Fish Oil Supplement

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Omega-3 are a family of polyunsaturated fatty acids. They are known as essential fatty acids, which can’t be produced in our bodies so need to be obtained through food. Predominantly found in oily fish, many people struggle to satisfy omega- 3 requirements for optimal health in their diets. Recommendations currently state that our diets should include at least 2 portions of fish a week, with one being from oily fish.

The most abundant fatty acids in fish are EPA (ecosapentianoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). The benefits don’t come from the amount of fish oil you consume but from the amount of EPA and DHA combined. Around 250mg has been shown to be effective. This dose is achieved in the OTE Omega-3 Fish and Krill Oil.

Not only has Omega-3 got benefits to general health but has also been found to have benefits for sporting performance too.


Health

  • Omega-3 is linked to the maintenance of healthy eyes and brain.
  • Due to omega-3’s being liquid at room temperature their fluidity is beneficial to human cells where transportation is vital.
  • There is evidence that supports Omega-3 having a favourable impact on heart disease risks.
  • Good evidence also supports the benefits of Omega-3 oils on rheumatoid arthritis, with reports of reduction in tender joints and the duration of morning stiffness after 3 months of supplementation.

Performance

  • Long distance exercise, such as marathons or triathlons, have consistently been shown to cause oxidative stress and inflammatory response within the body. Consumption of Omega-3 has been found to have anti-inflammatory affect post exercise aiding recovery, which is beneficial for back to back training days.
  • Similarly, consumption of Omega 3 has been found to reduce the immunosuppression that occurs post intense exercise.


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