Further Reasons To Take Fish Oil
Fish oil is something that should not be overlooked in your quest for muscular gains and fat loss, it is abundant with the right nutrients to maintain a healthy body, and if you do not eat fish there’s no other way of getting the goodness without a supplement. Many other vitamins and minerals are much more readily available from your daily food intake where as fish oil only is if you eat fish.
Fish oil comes from the tissues of oily fish, in particular those that inhabit the cold, deep seas. The contain vital omega-3 fatty acids that our bodies require and crave for effective operation.
We also get Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) which are the primary omega-3 fatty acids.
So why the importance?
It is actually a key fat burner, Omega-3 increases insulin sensitivity which greatly oxidizes fat cells. Fish oil is a great way to lower fat levels as well as decrease muscle and bone degeneration.
The result from insulin sensitivity is that it binds more easily into the cellular lipid layer, this then moves glucose from dietary carbs into the muscles to be used as energy. If it doesn’t bind the end result is fat.
Not only a fat burner but great for the brain.
Essential fatty acids are great for cognitive function and can help as an anti-depressant. DHA is a primary component of the brain cell membranes and are also an important part of the enzymes within cell membranes that allow the membranes to transport valuable nutrients in and out of the cells.
Obviously you are probably here on this site to help build muscle, and this is again one of the benefits of fish oil. It can help reduce cortisol levels, high cortisol levels suppress your bodies ability to produce testosterone.
The more testosterone you have the more muscle you can build or maintain, even if you do not work out much or at all.
Fish oil also increases protein synthesis which is another muscle building effect.
As well as helping the anabolic effect, it can reduce inflammation and inflammation can be damaging to health as well as significantly reducing your ability to lose fat and build that important muscle.
Fat tissue itself can produce inflammation, however, inflammation isn’t really given the status it deserves, it is a disease, not just a sore neck or knee and it can lead to obesity. Cortisol and inflammation are also related, so the more stress and cortisol the more inflammation is produced. It can be a constant downhill spiral from then on in.