Although Protein Powder, BCAA & Vitargo are a staple of my supplement regime. Things I really feel the benefit in using have been more ‘health’ orientated supplements such as:
Omega 3 – Benefits include:
• Reduction in the body’s inflammation, one of the only negative impacts of intense training.
• Prevention of CHD, helps lower blood pressure, lowers cholesterol, assists in relieving the symptoms of Rheumatoid arthritis,
• Protecting against strokes, depression, and osteoporosis
• Essential for brain function. The brain relies heavily on DHA which Omega 3 is a primary source of.
Since supplementing with Omega 3 my experience has been that the emotional and psychological stress that intense dieting for competition can cause has been alleviated, it really helps you get through it all, plus it has supported me while trying to build muscle.
Omega 3 is made up of DHA and EPA which can be found in cold water fish such as salmon, mackerel, halibut, sardines, and herring. Omega-3 can also be found in flaxseeds, flaxseed oil, canola (rapeseed) oil, pumpkin seeds, pumpkin seed oil, walnuts, walnut oil and also Grass fed meats.