How does Omega-3 Affect Athletes?

How does Omega-3 Affect Athletes?

If you're an athlete, you're probably interested in nutrition. After all, it can help you keep your concentration and stamina in check, it strengthens your heart and it maintains the condition of your muscles, joints and bones. But how does Omega-3 fit in all this?


Consuming sufficient amounts of Omega-3 fatty acids will support your heart and lung functioning. Oily fish is a good source of EPA and DHA: mackerel, salmon, tuna, sardines and herring. But these can be contaminated with heavy metals, pesticides, dioxins, mercury, lead, etc.  


"Whether you're a prime athlete or exercise just for recreation, in both cases you need a pure, highly concentrated supplement. Recreative athletes report that they get less inflammations, less grave injuries and a better mental focus. This can be explained quite simply, because Omega-3 fatty acids are converted by our body into hormone-like chemicals (prostagladines) with an anti-inflammatory effect. Advanced athletes most certainly profit from Omega-3 at the start of the sport season. At that moment, the muscles and joints are not yet that strong and flexible. Thanks to an improved condition of the body, they are already more resilient against inflammatory reactions. Excessive exercise encourages the generation of free radicals and inflammatory reactions in the muscle tissue. Omega-3 can also play a supporting role in this", says Jo Wyckmans.


Of course, the consumption of Omega-3 also has a positive effect on the health of the heart and veins. It increases good (HDL) cholesterol and ensures a decrease in blood pressure, it increases the oxygen flow to the heart muscle (which is important during physical exercise) and it decreases the chance of cardiovascular illnesses. 


For sports which demand a lengthy and intensive focus and concentration, Omega-3 can also help. The daily consumption of a high-quality Omega-3 supplement can be your friend on the golf course or the tennis court.


A proper balance between Omega-6 and Omega-3 is vital for everyone. Our body is sufficiently provided with Omega-6 (maize-, sunflower-, safflower oil), but nowadays we don't get as much Omega-3 from our food as we used to. You can regain that proper balance by adding a highly concentrated and pure Omega-3 supplement to your diet.

  • A minimum of 250 mg EPA/DHA: ensures an average heart functioning
  • 3 g EPA/DHA: ensures that you maintain an average blood pressure
  • 2 g EPA/DHA: ensures you keep an average triglyceride-content in your blood
  • A minimum of 250 mg DHA: ensures you keep decent eye-sight and a normal cerebral functioning 

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