The Truth About Fish Oil Supplements & Fat Burning
By: Handstand Trainer, Erik R.
We all know and read the numerous studies that have shown the benefits of omega-3 supplementation.
They have been shown to:
- Help burn body fat
- Reduce anxiety
- Improve cognitive function in the brain.
And they do! However, you'll only obtain these benefits if you are taking a quality fish oil supplement because not all fish oil supplements are created equal. Let's make sure you're not wasting your money and time, for that matter!
There are certain brands that handle their products with less care, like bottles that allow light in, poor processing, which should cause concern because certain fats (like the one's in your fish oil pill) don't do well when exposed to oxygen, heat and light.
A good real-life example of this reaction is a left out cut-open avocado. The change in the color of the avocado symbolizes it has gone bad and shouldn’t be eaten. This change occurs because the avocado is mostly made up of unsaturated fat (fish oil). Thus, when oxygen comes in contact with the unsaturated fat, it oxidizes it and changes it’s color; turning it from healthy to unhealthy.
So, what are some quick “symptoms” to check of a poorly made fish oil product?
- The first thing you should look at is the bottle. The bottle should not allow any light to pass through.
- The next thing, take notice of is the temperature of the room and where the product is stored. Remember, unsaturated fat doesn’t do well with light and heat, so make sure your supplement is stored in a cool, dark place.
- One of the easiest ways to tell quality is by the smell. If you open your fish oil supplement and it smells rancid, then most likely those supplements have become oxidized, which means you should throw throw them out. You can prevent this from occurring by making sure you are buying a respectable fish oil supplement and storing it in the refrigerator.
Recommendation: If you're looking to replace or begin taking a Fish Oil supplement, the product I recommend is OmegaVia because it is inexpensive, effective, and you'll never have to worry about it. Each bottle contains 30 servings that contains 1560 mg of EPA and 520 mg of DHA. This is extremely important because most of the benefits of fish oil that are above (and the help with fat burning) are due to the EPA and not the DHA.
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