EPA 1600mg eicosapentaenoic acid
DHA 1200mg docosahexaenoic acid
There are good fats and there are bad fats. Good fats are an essential part of your diet.
Omega-3’s are types of fats that you must consume in proper amounts because your body cannot produce them adequately. Your body uses them for critical cellular components and for forming prostaglandins that regulate cellular function in all tissues. The three main Omega-3’s are ALA (alpha linolenic acid, EPA, (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docoshexaenoic acid).
ALA is typically found in flax seed, nuts, broccoli, spinach, heart, liver and kidney. EPA and DHA are typically found in fatty fish like tuna, wild salmon, and anchovies.
Your body can inefficiently convert some ALA into EPA and DHA. However, from the list above, it is easy to see why an estimated 45%-50% of the North American population is deficient in Omega-3. It is worse world-wide.
For an athlete, it is all about performing your best each time you compete or begin a training session. Omega-3 supplementation has been shown to decrease the damage that high intensity training causes in muscles and tendons*. This allows athletes to recover faster and perform better day after day.
Higher doses of EPA have athletic performance effects and decrease exercise induced muscle damage (EIMD) and thus decrease delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS)*.
Both EPA and DHA have been shown to have neurocognitive effects. This means the proper processing of data and sensory input by the brain. Not only do athletes want their muscles to perform better, they want to maintain the focus and concentration that makes it all possible.
Omega-3’s have both been studied extensively for a variety of beneficial effects that they may have on your health. They are essential for the growth and functional development of the brain in infants and are required for maintenance of normal brain function in adults.
Omega-3 polyunsaturated essential fatty acids EPA and DHA are used by your body to support health in a number of ways*:
- Cardiovascular support*
- Brain support*
- Anti-inflammatory and Immune support*
- Joint Support*
HOW TO BEST USE Omega-3
Guidelines on how to get the most out of your Omega-3 supplement
Omega-3 is best used as a supplement to your normal nutrition. The daily recommended dose varies from 500mg to 4000mg depending upon the results seen in different clinical studies.
We recommend taking 4 softgels (3000mg) daily. These can be taken together or in divided doses. Omega-3 does not have to be taken with a meal.
Warnings: Omega-3 is not for use by those with pre-existing medical conditions; those taking any medications; those under the age of 18, or women who are contemplating pregnancy, pregnant or nursing. Always consult your physician prior to starting a new supplement and exercise regime. Keep out of reach of children and pets.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Your Top Questions, Answered
Most people have an omega-3 fatty acid deficiency because our food sources have been fed grain rather than grass. Grass fed beef has an omega-3 content higher than salmon. So as our food supply has changed, most people have become omega-3 deficient.
Omega-3 fatty acids are critical for normally functioning nerve tissue (brain, eyes, motor and sensory nerves), they help decrease or prevent depression and anxiety, normalize lipids, lower inflammation and improve musculoskeletal recovery from high intensity exercise.
Most physicians recommend between 3000mg – 4000mg per day as a supplement. This is the equivalent of 4-6 gelcaps a day. They can be in divided doses or taken all at once.
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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.