Omega-3 fatty acids are essential polyunsaturated fatty acids your body can not produce by itself and therefore you must supply them on a daily basis by food or in form of supplements. Omega-3 fatty acids are vital to your body because they are involved in countless important body processes and are also needed as important building blocks for every single cell in your body, including the cells of your brain and your nerves.
Natural food sources of omega-3 fatty acids are very rare and you can only find the important EPA and DHA fatty acids your body needs in algae, fatty fish, and the meat of grass fed animals. Herbal omega-3 fatty acids are ineffective as they have to be converted into EPA and DHA in the body and the conversion rates are as low as 5% and 1%, respectively. B.A..M. Omega-3 will give you pure EPA and DHA in the highest concentration available on the market.
Omega-3 fatty acids play a crucial role in protein synthesis and endogenous hormone production, and without anabolic hormones and an optimal protein synthesis, you will not be able to build significant amounts of strength or muscle mass. In addition, omega-3 fatty acids are important building blocks that are needed for the production of endogenous anti-inflammatory prostaglandins, which can counteract and relieve workout-related joint pain and can also accelerate your post-workout recovery. In addition, your body needs omega-3 fatty acids for a healthy lubrication of your joints, which can prevent or reduce exercise related wear and tear.
In addition, omega-3 fatty acids can promote an increased use of fatty acids for fuel (1, 2), which will result in a glycogen sparing effect that can increase your workout performance significantly and may accelerate your fat loss. Omega-3 fatty acids can also increase your insulin sensitivity, resulting in less blood sugar fluctuations and related food cravings.
For body-conscious athletes, who value a healthy and attractive appearance on stage, it may also be interesting that omega-3 fatty acids can promote a healthy and youthful appearance of your skin and your hair.
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Take two (2) softgels twice daily with your meal.