Omega 3 (fish oil) is essential for our organism because it supplies a quality source of fat. It has a positive impact on cognitive health and cerebral functions because the more Omega 3 in the composition of protective layers of cells, the better these cells will function. A healthy nervous system enables us to be stronger, faster, and more powerful.
Omega 3s also act as an antioxidant and an anti-inflammatory since they have an effect in stabilizing cortisol, the stress hormone. This is an important aspect because after a speed or power training, the body will have endured intense stress and need to recover rapidly. Another interesting aspect of Omegas is that they contribute to the improvement of body composition because of its effects in developing a connection between cell receptors and insulin. Thus permitting the body to adequately manage the amount of glucose consumed and to improve its process to the muscles. If badly executed, this process causes an increase in cortisol, creating an inflammatory response and the body to increase its fat reserves.
It is a great product to use in combination with L-Carnitine, especially for athletes with a lower carbohydrate intake.
Ideally, EPA-DHA is to be consumed during a meal.