provided by Jym Supplement Science
written by Dr. Jim Stoppani
Fish Oil is a Must-Have for Overall Health
If there’s one supplement that I recommend for everyone and anyone to take, it’s fish oil.
And I do mean everyone—your grandmother, your father, your sister, your nephew, and even your kids. Fish oil provides far too many health benefits to miss out on. The major components in fish oil that provide all the benefits are essential fats known as omega-3 fats.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids are Essential in More Ways than One
Don’t be confused about what type of fatty acid supplement to take. Between omega-3s, omega-6s and even omega-9s, the choice is clear.
One question I’ve fielded a lot over the last few years is whether it’s better to take a straight-up omega-3 supplement, such as fish oil, or an omega-3-6-9 supplement. After all, it would seem to make sense that getting a variety of healthy and essential fats in one supplement is better than one that’s limited to just a single type of fat.
As you can probably imagine from my fish oil product Omega JYM I prefer to stick with just an omega-3 supplement. Let me explain why.
“Essential” means that our body cannot produce these fats on its own and must get them from our diet. The two types of omega-3 fats in fish oil are known as eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). DHA is thought to be the real MVP here, providing the majority of benefits of these omega-3 fats.
Fish Oil for Fat Loss
In fact, EPA gets readily converted into DHA in the body. DHA then does its magic, such as producing healthy inflammation response hormones. However, new research is now showing that both DHA and EPA work to turn on beneficial genes.
A recent study from the National Taiwan University using transgenic mice expressing porcine PPARG, found that the omega-3 fats from fish oil turned on genes that may help regulate fat burning in mammals, while turning off genes that led to fat storage.
In addition, they found that these fats also turned on genes that aided in glucose uptake and storage in the muscles of these particular mice.
Omega-3s May Support Brain Health
While the brain supporting benefits of the omega-3's were thought to work mainly by reducing the degeneration of the brain with excessive age, new research shows benefits to those in middle age.
University of Pittsburgh researchers recently reported that in adults aged 35-54, the higher their blood levels of DHA, the better their performance on tests of nonverbal reasoning and mental flexibility, working memory, and vocabulary. These same researchers found in an earlier study that young adults consuming the highest amounts of omega-3 fats had greater volume in healthy areas of the brain.
Omega-3s May Improve Healthy Lung Function
Another way that fish oil may help you is through its ability to help you train harder for longer.
One study, by Iranian researchers, reported that male wrestlers supplementing with fish oil for 12 weeks while training experienced a statistically significant improvement in lung function and capacity. The better the lungs work and the more air they can take in, the greater the oxygen delivery to your muscles. This could allow for better endurance and recovery between sets, potentially leading to better results in the gym.
Speaking of endurance, another way that fish oil may boost it, is by increasing levels of nitric oxide (NO).
NO widens blood vessels, which allows more oxygen and nutrients to get to your muscles.
Additionally, all that extra glycogen that gets stored in your muscles makes for bigger, fuller muscles. That’s because glycogen pulls water into the muscles, filing them up much like a water balloon. That places a stretch on the membranes of the muscle cells.
DPA – The Missing Piece to the Omega-3 Puzzle
By now you are familiar with omega-3 fats and their health benefits.
Now it appears that DPA may be the one most important for supporting heart health. In other words: it’s not enough to just get adequate amounts of DHA and EPA. You need sufficient amount of all three major omega-3 fats, DPA included.
Although scientists have been well aware of DPA for some time, no one could confirm its major role. Now, new research is uncovering just how important this third omega-3 fat is.
DPA is an elongated form of EPA. The latest science suggests that it plays an important role in supporting cardiovascular and brain health.
Although some of the EPA you consume will be converted into DPA, the conversion can be inhibited by many factors. Plus, some research suggests that even in optimal conditions, a good amount of EPA is lost during the conversion to DPA. This means to help ensure you’re getting adequate amounts of DPA is to supplement it.
The fish oil you choose should not only provide DPA, but a sufficient amount of it. At this time, I recommend 200mg-300mg of DPA per day. Just one problem—very few fish oil/omega-3 supplements will tell you whether they contain DPA, let alone specify how much of this important omega-3 fat is in the product.
But that all changes with my Omega JYM fish oil supplement. Omega JYM provides 75mg of DPA per capsule, which means the suggested four-capsule daily amount of Omega JYM delivers 300mg of DPA in addition to 1,500 mg of DHA and 1,500 mg of EPA in two recommended serving per day. No other fish oil product delivers that much of all three critical omega-3 fats per serving.
Omega JYM – The Choice for Omega-3
With so many fish oil supplements on the market today, it’s hard to know just where to turn. Hopefully by now you realize that not all fish oil supplements are created equal—you not only need the right ingredients, but to avoid the wrong ones—and get the ones you want in the right amounts. With three critical omega-3 fatty acids—DHA, EPA, and DPA—provided at 1,500mg, 1,500mg, and 300mg per 2 servings respectively—when it comes to choosing the best omega-3 supplement to help promote and maintain heart health, and brain function—and possibly even physique and athletic enhancement—the choice is pretty simple: Omega JYM