Fish oil has been increasingly gaining more popularity recently, and in turn receiving much more scientific research these days. This a good thing! While there are numerous benefits to adding fish oil supplementation into your lifestyle, we want to concentrate on the heart-healthy benefits of this nutritional powerhouse.
Who is Fish Oil for?
Luckily for us, fish oil is far and wide most likely the best supplement you can choose to add to your cupboard (of course eating a diet rich in fish is great, too!). Fish oil provides a wide array of benefits for athletes and sedentary people alike. You don’t need to be an athlete or a gym rat to reap the benefits of fish oil. Due to body composition benefits, anyone and everyone should be supplementing with fish oil. Bottom line – it’s awesome!
Fish oil’s primary components are fatty acids known as DHA and EPA. Why these are great is because in the human body, these can be stored in the bilayer of cells for future use. Yep it’s true! By consuming proper amounts of EPA and DHA containing fish oils, you can actually alter the chemical composition of the fats that make up the bilayer of your cells. What does this mean? The processes of your body that utilizes fats, now have these long chain and short chain fatty acids to utilize for energy and body function. Good stuff! Continue Reading…