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Omega 3 Supplementation for Fat loss, muscle building and good health!

As part of my Men’s Health supplement column I often have to write short briefs on a variety of supplements. My April 2009 piece on Omega 3 fish oil supplementation is possibly my most important due to the critical role that omega 3s should play in the overall metabolic process. Yes, they can significantly aid both fat loss and muscle building, but are also supremely beneficial to overall health and longevity too.

I won’t spoil the surprise and give away all the details here – you can go visit our main personal training website for that and read the Omega 3 supplementation article itself. Suffice to say that if I could take just one supplement onto a desert island with me it would be fish oil / omega 3s every single time.

Incidentally, I would also take the Poliquin brand as far, far too many of my personal training clients notice a huge difference between the quality of the Poliquin brand and regular store bought products.

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4 Responses to “Omega 3 Supplementation for Fat loss, muscle building and good health!”

  1. Jason says:

    Here’s an odd question (and judging by a “google” search I am not alone). I have been supplementing with Fish Oils now for a few weeks.

    Initially I used capsules which only had 300mg Omega 3 per 1000mg capsules. I found they gave me headaches. So I thought it could be the “other” content in the capsules so I changed to a liquid that gives about 800mg per 5mls.

    I only take two 5mls at a time so approx 1.6grams of omega 3 and it gives me a headache.

    Have you come across this with any clients? Is there a good alternative to fish oil. I know some have said flax oil but some have also said you can’t get the omega 3 out of it as easily as you can fish oil. (god knows if this is true).

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Anonymous says:

      What brands have you been using as perhaps it is a quality issue? Certainly it is nothing I have come across when giving literally thousands of people Poliquin fish oil.

      In terms of flax versus fish oil, I am not really a fan. You need to be pretty lean in the first place to get the right benefit from flax as otherwise it can impair insulin sensitivity. That said, if you are looking for a good overall oil blend then you can’t go far wrong with Udo’s Ultimate Oil Blend. I use it myself daily, especially when in a dieting phase as I am currently in.

      • Jason says:

        Thanks. The caps were an own brand from a health food store the fish oil liquid came from Myprotein.

        I have found that reducing dose has helped. Maybe increase was too quick? Does seem to be a common, in the loose sense of the word, issue. But quality or slight allergy seems to be the most common suggested causes.

        • Anonymous says:

          100% I would say quality. With supplements, as with personal trainers, you get what you pay for. Actually that’s wrong – if something is expensive it doesn’t mean it is necessarily great, but if its cheap it is usually rubbish!

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