Enough has been shown in the past recent years that not all fats are bad. Fats you may have heard of are called omega 3 fatty acids. You may have also heard that these are fats you want to make sure you have plenty of. Two crucial ones called EPA and DHA, are primarily found in certain fish. ALA (alpha-linolenic acid), another omega-3 fatty acid, is found in plant sources such as nuts and seeds. Not only does your body need these fatty acids to function, but also, they deliver some big health benefits.
Omega 3’s have been known to significantly help out with lowering blood fat (triglycerides), arthritis, joint pain, baby development, and even dementia to name a few. Omega 3’s are found in a lot of fish out there such as salmon, sardines, lake trout, mackerel, and tuna. Take caution however because eating a lot of fish that is not wild and farm raised can have higher contents of mercury which can lead to the development of other health issues. Good sources of ALA (alpha-linolenic acid) are walnuts, flaxseed, canola oil, and soybeans.
Time is of the essence for most people these days so omega 3’s are available in supplement form as well. When it comes to health and fitness, omega 3’s should be as important as anything else you take. Joint pain and stiffness are a norm when it comes to bodybuilding and lifting, so omega 3’s can do a lot when it comes to relieving those issues. Omega 3’s can also assist in energy and endurance as well. So, if you are an active individual, fatty acids are a must have. People with heart disease are usually advised to take 1 gram (1,000 milligrams) daily of a combination DHA /EPA from fish oil. People with some health conditions may take doses of up to 4 grams a day, but only under a doctor's supervision.
1UP Nutrition’s Omega 3 Fish Oil product contains all that you need when it comes to your omega 3 needs. With full transparency and no proprietary blends, 1UP Nutrition shows you what you are taking with every product! If you are a runner, bodybuilder, athlete, or just a regular gym goes who likes to sweat, omega 3’s from 1UP are for you.