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Omega-3’s Linked to Recovery of Muscle Soreness

Studies show that omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) have been shown to help in the recovery of muscle soreness, lessen joint pain, headaches, and migraines. Here is a simple way to explain how it works:  When you intake omega-3’s, your red blood cells are transported with the omega-3 fatty acids to increase the amount of oxygen going to your muscles to reduce soreness and overall pain.

What foods have omega-3?

  • Fish: Salmon, Sardines, Mackerel, Anchovies, Albacore tuna
  • Nuts and Seeds: Walnuts, Chia seeds, Flax seeds, Pumpkin seeds, Hemp seeds
  • Egg yolks

Supplementation?

Best way to ensure therapeutic doses of Omega 3’s (EPA and DHA) is through supplementation.  I’ve researched tons of products and I love mine because it is Pharmaceutical Grade (quality ensured and no heavy metals), high potency (one softgel contains 500 mg EPA + 250 mg DHA), and affordable compared to most quality brands.

 

References:

Mori T, Beilin L. Omega-3 fatty acids and inflammation. Current Atherosclerosis Reports. 2004;6(6):461. https://login.dax.lib.unf.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=edb&AN=49592995&site=eds-live&scope=site. Accessed December 18, 2018.

Sanders AE, Shaikh SR, Slade GD. Long-chain omega-3 fatty acids and headache in the U.S. population. Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids. 2018;135:47-53. doi:10.1016/j.plefa.2018.06.008.

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