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Sporting performance, an added benefit of omega-3 supplementation for athletes

Nutrition has a decisive influence on our physical capacity, metabolism and sporting performance. Numerous properties of omega-3 fatty acids have already been known for some time, but ongoing research is constantly producing new findings on their benefits in different aspects of human health. An article published by Italian investigators in the scientific journal ‘Nutrients’ underlines the importance of omega-3 in diet, focussing especially on its potential effects in sporting performance. […]


Omega-3 supplementation could help to improve the weight training results

There are three main types of muscle contractions: isometric, eccentric and concentric. Isometric movements do not cause the joints to move; the muscles are activated, but they are not required to lengthen or shorten (for example, holding a dumbbell weight in place halfway through a bicep curl). In an eccentric contraction, the muscle lengthens as it contracts (for example, the force to bring a dumbbell back down from the shoulder). […]


Omega-3 FA may be protective against the deterioration of physical function in older people

The preventive role of omega-3 fatty acids supplementation on several negative health outcomes have been confirmed in many studies. On this occasion, we will talk about their effects on physical function decline associated with age. The importance of nutrition for maintaining the health of aging people is well known. Regarding physical function, various studies have shown that lower intakes of omega-3 fatty acids are associated with worse physical function, and […]


Adding fish oil to a protein-based supplement had a beneficial effect on rugby players training

Omega-3 fatty acids are known to have anti-inflammatory effects, that is why its use in sport has been investigated in various studies. Scientific evidence suggests that omega-3 fatty acid supplementation (EPA plus DHA) may ameliorate the functional changes following exercise-induced muscle damage (especially after eccentric exercise and resistance training): muscle soreness, development of delayed-onset muscle soreness, muscle swelling, limited range of motion, and strength loss after exercise. In general, omega-3 […]


EPA and DHA in exercise-induced neuromuscular damage

Dietary supplements are used by athletes in order to maintain good health, to ensure an adequate intake of specific nutrients and the provision of energy that might be difficult to achieve through food intake alone, to enhance sport performance, to alleviate musculoskeletal pain and to favor recovery after training. The practice of regular physical exercise has many health benefits and reduces the risk of suffering from several diseases, but exhaustive […]


DHA provided before traumatic brain injury may offer neurological protection

Concussion, a type of traumatic brain injury which results from either direct or indirect impact to the head, manifests as short-term impairment in neurological function. Athletes with a previous concussion are at a greater risk of future concussions and repetitive concussions may increase the likelihood of developing long-term neurological complications. Besides, sub-concussive impact associated with sport participation may also have important implications for long-term brain health, and the accumulation of […]