In our previous article, we have covered the benefits of supplementing with magnesium, one of the three supplements our doctors recommend to maximize performance and overall health. This article highlights another essential supplement, Omega-3.
Omega-3 from fish oil, as we all know, is great for optimal health. Omega-3 contains eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), the main fatty acids that the brain utilizes for neurogenesis and cognitive development. Omega-3 also reduces inflammation and improves oxygen delivery. Moreover, taking fish oil is effective for reducing triglyceride levels, lowering blood pressure, and is good for overall cardiovascular health.
Common food sources for omega-3 are oily fleshed, cold-water fish such as salmon, tuna, mackerel, cod, sturgeon, anchovy, and sardines. However, unless you are consuming properly-sourced, wild fatty fish regularly as well as limiting your intake of inflammatory foods, supplementation is most likely recommended in order to maximize the benefits of omega-3. According to Dr. Jacobs, “the average American diet contains too many omega-6 fats, which facilitates inflammation. Although omega-6 is necessary for cellular function, it is important to balance this with enough omega-3 fatty acids to reduce inflammation.” As we have mentioned in our previous article, supplementing with magnesium, properly-sourced fish oil supplements matter. The O3 supplement from PurePharma uses fish oil from quality sources, earning the International Fish Oil standards five star rating.
For more information, check out Dr. Gustin’s blog article on the benefits of fish oil supplements as well as his full review on PurePharma O3. Stop by one of our locations to pick up a bottle of omega-3 or use the code “PALEOFIX” at PurePharma checkout to receive 10% off of your order.
While proper nutrition and supplementation can help with soft tissue injuries, sometimes they won’t go away on their own. If you’ve had any nagging or chronic pain, reach out and get checked out by one of our chiropractors in our San Francisco chiropractic clinics.