Where it comes from: Fish oil contains omega-3 fatty acids and is derived from the tissues of fatty, cold-water ocean fish such as tuna, cod liver and salmon.
Why you should take Fish Oil from a Heath perspective: Omega-3 fatty acids, namely DHA and EPA, are essential for optimal functioning of the heart and brain. They decrease inflammation (the source of most modern day disease) and help regulate blood sugar levels by improving insulin sensitivity. Fish oil also has a positive impact on cardiovascular disease and decreases the incidence of diabetes.
Why you should take Fish Oil from a Fitness perspective: Omega-3s increase fat loss (via increased insulin sensitivity and blood sugar regulation), help increase muscle mass by facilitating anabolic pathways, and maximize strength gains from weight training.
Our bodies cannot produce omega 3s and therefore, we must obtain this vital nutrient through diet or a fish oil dietary supplement. You can get omega 3s by eating fatty fish like salmon, tuna, mackerel, trout, sardines and herrings. You can also get a regular dose through a high quality Omega-3 Supplement.
The following foods are rich in omega-3 fatty acids:
- Oily fish – anchovies, herring, sardines, salmon, trout, and mackerel
- Perilla oil
- Eggs (especially the ones that have “high in omega-3 written on the shell)
- Chia seeds
- Raddish seeds, sprouted raw
- Fresh basil
- Leafy dark green vegetables, such as spinach
- Dried tarragon
When to Take it
Take Fish Oil with major meals (2-3 capsules with breakfast, lunch and dinner)
ManTraining Recommended Brands
Poliquin EPA-DHA 720
Metagenics EPA-DHA 720
Where to purchase Fish Oil supplements in Toronto
Essence of Life (50 Kensington Avenue, Toronto, On)