BY STEVE BORN
EndurOmega, Hammer Nutrition's fish-derived omega-3 essential fatty acid supplement, is a vitally important supplement for EVERY single person—athlete and non-athlete alike—EVERY single day. So much so that we've given it top-level, "Daily Essentials" status, along with Premium Insurance Caps, Race Caps Supreme, and Mito Caps. Now that’s some impressive company!
ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS—CRUCIALLY IMPORTANT FOR YOU
Omega-3s and omega-6s are essential fatty acids (EFAs) that everyone needs for life itself. 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, but they also are an integral part of the membranes that surround and protect all the cells in your body. If your body doesn't have an adequate supply of these essential fatty acids, most every bodily function you can think of ends up deteriorating. That's why classifying these fatty acids as "essential” is no exaggeration.
However, three issues exist when it comes to EFAs:
- Our bodies cannot make omega-3s or omega-6s; we have to obtain them from dietary sources.
- Virtually everyone consumes far more omega-6 fatty acids than is necessary or healthy, yet comes up woefully short on omega-3 fatty acid intake. A dietary ratio of about 1:3 omega-3s to omega-6s is ideal; however, the average diet contains an unhealthy ratio of about 1:20 omega-3s to omega-6s.
- Eating omega-3-rich fish such as wild-caught salmon, mackerel, and sardines two to three times a week is simply not possible for most of us.
ENDUROMEGA'S POTENT AND WIDE-RANGING BENEFITS
Athletic performance – EndurOmega greatly enhances endurance because it increases the absorption rate of fat-soluble nutrients, including coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) and idebenone, the two key substrates in Race Caps Supreme that are intimately involved in energy production. Additionally, EndurOmega's EFAs support lung function (even helping to alleviate asthma symptoms) and the body’s utilization of oxygen, both highly desirable for enhanced athletic performance. Omega-3s from fish oil also provide impressive benefits for reducing aches and soreness, helping optimize recovery between tough workouts and races.
General health – The omega-3s in EndurOmega provide one of the strongest defenses against cardiovascular disease. An ever-increasing body of research confirms that fish oil is a powerful ally protecting 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. No question about it, fish oil really is your heart's "best friend!"
Additional benefits attributed to fish oil include:
- Positively influences brain function and mood
- Supports eye health, helping to improve vision and protect against age-related macular degeneration
- Helps maintain healthy skin and bones
- Plays an important role in metabolism regulation and weight management (yes, to burn fat you have to eat fat . . . the right kind of fat!)
- Helps protect against breast, colon, and prostate cancers (all three of these cancers have been correlated with low omega-3 intake)
It should be quite obvious that we all need more omega-3s in our diet. Fish is the ideal source of these essential fatty acids, but consuming sufficient amounts of high-quality fish on a regular basis is difficult and expensive. That's why adding EndurOmega to your daily supplement regimen is more than just a good idea, it's essential! Daily supplementation with EndurOmega will allow you to obtain all the extraordinary benefits that omega-3 fatty acids have to offer, helping you take a HUGE step in the right direction for maximizing athletic performance and optimizing overall health.