If you have been regularly reading my posts or using Core 4 Nutrition products, you should know that omega 3 fatty acids, whole-food micronutrients, vitamin D3 and nitric oxide form the foundation of maximum health and performance. And, more specifically, that an optimal omega 3 level (an index of 14% to 16%) has a powerful effect on inflammation, blood flow, tissue oxygenation, mental function, cardiovascular function and the rate at which your body ages.
In addition, omega 3's have been shown to positively effect both muscle (increasing it) and visceral fat (decreasing it) by improving insulin sensitivity (which controls blood sugar and muscular recovery). Because omega 3 fats reduce abdominal, visceral fat they are directly linked to significantly lower rates of obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndrome.
A recently-published study explains why Core 4 users who take the correct dosage of fish oil find it much easier to get and stay lean,while increasing both their energy and endurance.
I want to thank my colleague Dr. Dave Woynarowski, MD for bringing this study to my attention.
Omega-3 supplementation alters mitochondrial membrane composition and respiration kinetics in human skeletal muscle. Yes, it's a little bit technical, but you can read the abstract here.
The study specifically investigated how higher doses (at least 3 grams per day) of an omega 3 supplement alter our mitochonidria, the powerhouse of our cells. In a nutshell, researchers confirmed our observed findings that an optimal omega 3 level enhances the body's ability burn stored fat for energy.
Here’s a summary of what they found: