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Fish Oil

Fish Oil

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Just thought a little information on an important supplement that Barry Sears, Robb Wolfe and HQ recommend for the Crossfit athlete. Although it sounds gross, studies show that it has many great health benefits.

According to Wikipedia Fish Oil is:

 Fish oil is oil derived from the tissues of oily fish. It is recommended for a healthy diet because it contains the omega-3 fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), precursors to eicosanoids that reduce inflammation throughout the body. Fish do not actually produce omega-3 fatty acids, but instead accumulate them from either consuming microalgae that produce these fatty acids, as is the case with fish like herring and sardines, or, as is the case with fatty predatory fish, by eating prey fish that have accumulated omega-3 fatty acids from microalgae. Such fatty predatory fish like mackerel, lake trout, flounder, albacore tuna and salmon may be high in omega-3 fatty acids, but due to their position at the top of the food chain, these species can accumulate toxic substances (see biomagnification). For this reason, the FDA recommends limiting consumption of certain (predatory) fish species (e.g. albacore tuna, shark, and swordfish) due to high levels of toxic contaminants such as mercury, dioxin, PCBs and chlordane. More than 50 percent of the world fish oil production is fed to farmed salmon. There are DHA Omega-3 vegetarian products, made from algae, available if toxic contaminants are of concern.

Fish oil can support your health in these ways:

  • Help promote heart health and normal cholesterol balance
  • Support immune system health, mood, memory, joint health, blood sugar health, and helps relieve stress
  • Help increase energy level and promote cognitive function*
  • Provide immune system support
  • Help provide nutritional support to pregnant women
  • Aid in regulating cell growth and division
  • Support a strong skeletal system
  • Support a healthy inflammatory response

How much fish oil should I take?

Recommended intakes of DHA and EPA have not been established by the FDA. The American Heart Association recommends two servings of fish per week to support cardiovascular health. Two four-ounce servings of salmon contain approximately three total grams of EPA and DHA.

Recommended usage is one teaspoon of liquid oil daily. (If you juice, you can include this in your juices.) For Fish Oil Softgels, recommended usage is one softgel, two times daily.

Unlike vitamins and minerals whose intake is usually relatively constant, optimal amounts of essential fatty intake are quite variable. Following the above will give you a good starting point. Consult your physician and have your vitamin D levels tested to learn your specific optimal amounts.

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Click Here to watch an interesting nutrition video with Dr. Sears discussing the health benefits of fish oil. *Note: Dr. Sears starts his fish oil information at 2:45 into the video.

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