Poliquin Fish Oils
Charles Poliquin recommends five foundational supplements: Fish Oil, a Multivitamin, Vitamin D, Magnesium and Probiotics. These supplements promote overall health and optimal sport performance.
The recommended dietary intake of fish is at least two servings of 3.5oz per week. Less than 20% of North American’s eat this required amount per week. Fish oils are made up of the Omega-3 fats EPA and DHA (American Heart Association, 2015).
Issues related to low or insufficient healthy fats
– Inflammation that damages the arteries and organs, which can lead to heart attack and stroke.
– Inflammation leads to improper cell function and cell destruction.
– Inflammation promotes insulin resistance which can lead to Type II diabetes.
– Inflamed cells signal fat storage (Arizona Center for Advanced Medicine, 2015).
– Lower amounts of HDL (healthy cholesterol).
Benefits of Fish Oils
– Decreases bodily inflammation and muscle soreness.
– Important in nervous system and brain function.
– Decreases risk of colon, prostate and breast cancer.
– Decreases risk of cardiovascular disease.
– Helps boost immune function (University of Maryland Medical Center, 2015).
– Increases fat metabolism.
– Decreases fat mass while increasing lean mass (Noreen et al, 2010).
– Promotes anabolic pathways that aid in the maximization of strength gains (Rodacki et al, 2012).
Foods that contain Omega-3 fatty acids are fish, eggs, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, peanuts, flax seed, chia seed, avocado, coconut, cocao nibs, etc.
The Poliquin product is called EPA-DHA 720 Blend. The recommended dosage is two soft gels three times per day. Based on the recommended dosage a single bottle will last one month. For questions regarding price please feel free to come into our facility located at 1129 Empress Street or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We encourage you to read our post regarding multivitamins next week.
Fish 101. (2015). American Heart Association. Retrieved from http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/NutritionCenter/Fish-101_UCM_305986_Article.jsp
Inflammation. (2015). Arizona Centre for Advanced Medicine. Retrieved from http://www.arizonaadvancedmedicine.com/articles/inflammation.html
Omega 3 Fatty Acids. (2015). University of Maryland Medical Center. Retrieved from http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/omega3-fatty-acids
Noreen, E., Sass, M., Crowe, M., Pabon, V., Brandauer, J., Averill, L. (2010) Effects of supplemental fish oil on resting metabolic rate, body composition, and salivary cortisol in healthy adults. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, Vol. 7 (Issue 31).
Rodacki, E., Rodacki, A., Pereira, G., Naliwaiko, K., Coelho, I., Pequito, D., Fernandes, L. (2012). Fish Oil supplementation Enhances the Effects of Strength Training in Elderly Women. American Journal of Clinical Nutrient, Vol. 95, 428-436.