A superior source of essential omega-3 fatty acidsBy Steve Born
After thoroughly reviewing a seemingly endless number of possibilities for raw materials that were both high in quality but affordable in price, an official Hammer Nutrition omega-3 essential fatty acid product has arrived - EndurOmega! The key word here is "essential," not just in describing what omega-3 fatty acids are, but even more so in emphasizing why EVERY single person - athlete and non-athlete alike - needs to take this product daily. Yes, EndurOmega - a highly potent fish oil supplement sourced from Atlantic menhaden - is that essential for you.
EndurOmega supplies your body with concentrated amounts of pure and ultrahealthy omega-3 essential fatty acids. Because these specific fatty acids are so vital for both athletic performance and overall health, we highly recommend a dose of two softgels of EndurOmega two to three times daily, every single day, whether you're training or not. This is simply a "must have, must use" product, and we absolutely guarantee that you'll reap significant benefits the more consistently you take EndurOmega. No doubt about it, EndurOmega is a serious product that provides serious benefits!
Essential fatty acids - Why they're so crucially important for you
Omega-3's and omega-6's are essential fatty acids (EFA) that everyone needs for life itself. Life itself? ABSOLUTELY! Not only are these fats a key component in the structure of numerous parts of your body, including your brain, eyes, ears, reproductive organs, and more, they're an integral part of the membranes that envelope and protect every cell in your body. That's right, every single cell! And if your body doesn't have an adequate supply of these essential fatty acids, most every bodily function that you can think of ends up deteriorating. That's why it's no exaggeration at all classifying these fatty acids as "essential."
However, three issues exist when it comes to EFA:
1. Our bodies cannot make omega-3's or omega-6's; we have to obtain them from dietary sources.
2. Nearly everyone is consuming far more omega-6 fatty acids than is necessary or healthy, while coming up woefully short on omega-3 fatty acid intake (we'll discuss this more in a bit).
3. Consumption of certain types of fish such as wild-caught salmon, mackerel, and sardines two to three times a week, while being an excellent strategy to boost omega-3 intake, is simply not possible for most of us.
This is precisely where EndurOmega comes in. For the aforementioned reasons, plus the plethora of health benefits it provides, EndurOmega should most definitely be a part of your daily supplement program.
EndurOmega's potent & wide-ranging benefits
In regards to athletic performance, the fish oil that comprises the EndurOmega formula greatly enhances endurance because it increases the absorption rate of the fat-soluble nutrients Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) and idebenone, the two key substrates in Race Caps Supreme that are intimately involved in energy production. In addition, the essential fatty acids found in EndurOmega support improved lung function (including alleviating asthma symptoms) and the utilization of oxygen, both highly desirable benefits for enhanced athletic performance.
For general health purposes, the fish oil in EndurOmega provides one of the absolute strongest defenses against cardiovascular disease. Every day, more and more research comes out confirming that fish oil is a powerful ally against atherosclerosis, angina, heart attack, arrhythmias, stroke, and congestive heart failure. Fish oil helps to lower blood pressure, reduce elevated blood triglyceride levels, maintain arterial wall elasticity, and prevent blood clotting . . . it really is the heart's "best friend!"
Research shows that fish oil has a positive influence on brain function and mood, including the alleviation of anxiety, insomnia, mental fatigue, stress, depression, and more. Fish oil is beneficial for your eyes as well, helping to improve vision and aiding in the prevention of age-related macular degeneration. Helping maintain healthy skin and bones are additional benefits attributed to fish oil. Omega-3 fatty acids also play an important role in metabolism regulation and weight management (yes, to burn fat you have to eat fat . . . the right kind of fat, however!)
Lastly, omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil have been shown to provide impressive anti-inflammatory benefits by reducing specific pro-inflammatory cytokines and Series 2 prostaglandins, while increasing the level of anti-inflammatory Series 3 prostaglandins. In fish oil, inflammation has met its match!
EndurOmega is rich in the two well known, highly researched omega-3 fatty acids, DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), that are responsible for all of these extraordinary benefits. Additionally, EndurOmega also contains DPA (docosapentaenoic acid), an intermediate fatty acid between EPA and DHA, not often found in other fish oil supplements. DPA helps increase blood concentrations of both EPA and DHA (primarily EPA), while providing its own unique benefits, especially for heart, muscle, and kidney tissue health.
The importance of tipping the scales in favor of omega-3's
Research clearly shows that an approximate 1:3 omega-3 to omega-6 ratio is ideal; however, estimates of today's diet reveal that the omega-3 to omega-6 ratio averages around 1:20, obviously way out of the optimal range. Clearly, some omega-6's are necessary for optimal health; avocados and nuts are undeniably good food choices. However, excessive amounts of omega-6 fatty acids, typically found in our diets today, are a major culprit for numerous diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, many types of cancer, and inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. Conversely, a diet that contains higher amounts of omega-3 EFA, and where the balance of omega-3 to omega-6 is closer to the ideal 1:3 ratio, helps reduce the risks of these negative health consequences.
Culprits for the too-high amounts of omega-6's in our diets are numerous, with oils that have a high omega-6 to omega-3 ratio - primarily canola, corn, cottonseed, sesame, sunflower, and soybean - leading the way. Even if you don't cook your meals with these particular oils, a lot of restaurants do, so if you eat out a couple of times a week, there's a good chance you're consuming an awful lot of omega-6's. These oils are also found in most processed and packaged foods (undesirable hydrogenated fats as well), which is a prime reason to avoid them completely. Traditionally raised meats - beef, chicken, and pork - are also loaded with omega-6's. If you're a die-hard "meat-a-tarian" and can't cut it out from your diet altogether, a better option is to consume fewer amounts of meat and only those that are raised exclusively on grass or free-range diets - these meats contain a better ratio of omega-3's to omega-6's than traditionally raised meats.
Why not get omega-3 from flaxseed oil?
In the world of fats it's hard to beat flaxseed oil; it's got an attractive EFA "makeup" with a composition of 54% omega-3 (from alpha-Linolenic acid, or ALA), 14% omega-6 (linoleic acid), with the rest being comprised primarily of various monounsaturated fats and a small percentage of saturated fats. However, considering that most diets are already overloaded with omega-6 fatty acids, the omega-6 in flaxseed oil is not necessary. In fact, for highest absorption rates, omega-6 fatty acids should not be consumed with omega-3 fatty acids as they utilize a common enzyme for absorption. Moreover, unlike the omega-3 EFA from fish oil, omega-3 from ALA is a couple of metabolic steps away from becoming the primary "end products" of omega-3 metabolism, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). Additionally, only a small percentage of ALA is readily converted to DHA and EPA, which means that you end up with almost nothing in terms of these essential fatty acids.
After reading this article, it should be blatantly obvious that we all need less omega-6's and more omega-3's in our diet, fish being the ideal source of these essential fatty acids. However, consuming sufficient amounts of high-quality fish on a regular basis is not only a difficult task to fulfill (if it can be at all), it's expensive as well.
That's why adding EndurOmega to your daily supplement regimen is not only a good idea, it's essential! You get so many health benefits from EndurOmega without breaking the bank (not even close). Every two EndurOmega softgels contain 200 mg DHA, 300 mg EPA, and 30 mg DPA from molecularly distilled and deodorized Atlantic menhaden, regularly tested via third-party, independent laboratories for potency and purity, using AOAC international protocols and ICPMS testing methods.
We guarantee that you'll be completely satisfied with EndurOmega. Two softgels, two to three times daily is a superior way to obtain all of the benefits that omega-3 fatty acids have to offer. This is one of the most important products we've ever come out with. It's available now, so take a HUGE step in the right direction health-wise and order your supply of EndurOmega today. HNView PDF