Omega 3 fatty acids are among the unsaturated essential fatty acids. The body cannot produce it itself and therefore relies on the supply. Rich sources of omega-3 fatty acids are fish and fish oil, as well as vegetable oils and seeds. One of the reasons omega 3 fats are important for your body to keep your blood vessel flexible. That there are multiple open dock makes that kind of fats especially prone to oxidation, as you’ll find out if you leave your salmon out on the kitchen counter for a few hours on a hot day. “Hydrogenated’ and “trans” fats found in lots of processed baked foods and junk food, have been subjected to an industrial process to close down all the open docks on the fat, to extend shell life. These are the kind of fats to avoid if at all possible.
In addition, they have anti-inflammatory and may protect against cardiovascular disease, cancer and other diseases, there is evidence that these fatty substances strengthen the muscle after physical exercise, from a medical point of view, such an effect would be of great benefit. For diseases or accidents that tie the patient to the bed or force him into a plaster lead to a sometimes far-reaching loss of muscle mass. This makes it difficult, however, to recover quickly after recovery.
Omega 3 fatty acids have more than compensated for the loss of muscle function previously considered “age-related”. In a methodologically adequate intervention study, the muscle oxygen consumption during intense exercise was economized by administering omega-3 fatty acids for eight weeks, with a consecutive increase in the omega-3 index. Performance parameters remained unchanged, which is consistent with results from similar intervention studies. The economized oxygen consumption of the musculature is consistent with prolonged anaerobic endurance after EPA and DHA.
In summary, a high omega-3 index means less tendencies for muscle soreness and less “age-related” muscle breakdown, and an economization of skeletal muscle oxygen consumption. The administration of omega-3 fatty acids seems to have no influence on exercise-induced muscle growth or immobilization-related degradation.