Fitness

Fish Oil, The Hype

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So I’m back at it this week, after a few weeks off on and off at the gym I’ve finally got myself back into a routine… go me! Especially considering the weather and dark mornings/nights!! I’ve been making an extra effort to stay super healthy too, back to the lean in 15 breakfast muffins, salads and the likes meaning I feel so much better, especially in myself. To help motivate me just that little bit more I received some Wiley’s Finest Wild Alaskan Fish Oil this week which I was extremely excited about since everyone seems to rave about the benefits of Omega 3.

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So what is Fish Oil?

Fish oil is derived from the tissues of oily fish, basically fatty acid. Fish oils contain the omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid.

What are the benefits of Fish Oil?

There are many benefits to using fish oil but here are a few including:

  • Healthy Cholesterol Levels and Heart Health

Taking fish oil can support a healthy blood cholesterol profile already within a normal range. A study by the American Hearth Association showed that omega 3 is effective in reducing the incidences of cardiovascular diseases and reduces the risk of heart disease.

  • Weight Loss

Professor Peter Howe from South Australia carried out research that showed fish oil improved the efficacy of exercise in attempts to reduce weight. His volunteers who were implemented fish oil in their diets showed a greater weight loss compared to those who didn’t implement it. Therefore he came to the conclusion that exercise combined with the supplement has a positive effect on your body when it comes to weight loss.

  • Bone Health

As you grow older, especially for women your bones begin to thin. Fish oil has been medical proven to help support healthy bones by a study that measured menopausal women who were in-taking fish oil to those who weren’t and the results showed those using fish oil had helped the support of healthier bones.

  • Mood Support

Research over the years has indicated that including fish oil in your diet on a regular basis may offer mood support (ideal for me since when I’m hangry and tired I’m rather moody!). This is because fish oil consumption helps support the levels of serotonin in the body which is widely termed the ‘feel good’ hormone, which you usually get after eating a high carb meal making you feel rather relaxed and peaceful.

  • Stronger Immune System

It has been said that fish oil aids to boost your immune system therefore helping your body fight off common disease i.e the flu… ideal since winter is here!

  • Anti-inflammatory Aid

Fish oil reduces inflammation in the blood and tissues, regular use of fish oil is helpful to those who suffer chronic inflammatory diseases.

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So how can you include fish oil in your diet?

Firstly you can include fish oil from, yup you’ve guessed eating more fish like salmon others wise you can use supplements like Wiley’s Finest.

I’ve been using the supplements for about a week now, I take two every morning after my breakfast as I read this is recommended for optimum effects. I know a week isn’t a long enough period to see long terms effects but honestly I really do feel great, I feel for one less bloated, more motivated especially at the gym and my concentration is 100% better too. I’ve been reading Wiley’s blog, which you can find here which has really educated me on why Omega 3 is so important when I’m training as hard as I do and why the nutrients are key.

So why choose Wiley’s Finest when buying Fish Oil I hear you ask? Because all oils are sourced from sustainable, USA wild caught fish, caught by US registered vessels in American waters. Typically, about 95% or more of the fish oil is from Alaska Pollock, and 5% from Pacific Whiting. Plus products start from as little at £9.99!!

Do you use any supplements in your diet that make you feel good?

*This post contains PR samples

 

2 Comments

  1. Caz

    November 13, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    I used to use various supplements (a multi-vit, magnesium, folic, calcium, Omega 3 etc) but haven’t used any in a while now other than prescription ones for deficiencies. Thanks for the reminder as I was wanting to get back on fish oils! Fab post :o)

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    1. Alice

      November 13, 2016 at 5:32 pm

      Oh I’m going to look into all those you’ve mentioned! Do they work? And thank you 🙂 x

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