I hope that you have realized by now, supplements really don't tie into the world of CFE very well. People end up wasting their money on products that don't deliver on the claims that they offer. One substance that I do endorse for everyone to take is FISH OIL. Not just for athletes, any individual can benefit from the long chain omega- 3's EPA and DHA. Don't be fooled by the plant omega-3's that only contain ALA (found in quinoa, flax seed). These are not the same, they are a cheaper, less efficient omega-3 that the body must convert into a usable form. Stick with fish oil (not cod liver either).
So you must be asking, why fish oil? The main reason one should take fish oil is to balance the omega-3/omega-6 balance in our diets. Omega-6's are pro-inflammatory fatty acids, they are essential in the inflammatory pathway when you sprain your knee or get a sore throat. The problem occurs when the inflammation is not necessary, and the omega-6 pathway is still on. Balancing the omega-6's with omega-3's low the systemic inflammation. That means in the joints, gut lining, and mucus membranes of the respiratory system.
There are other benefits too:
- Boosts immune function
- boosts cardiovascular health
- boost brain health
- Aids in alleviation of ADHD
Great! So how much should you take? Now remember, it's the DHA and EPA that causes the medicinal effect. So take these amounts, your weight, and health status factor into this easy to use fish oil calculator. Its as easy as that!