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Supplementation with omega-3 to help recovery between training bouts

To the team sport athletes (for example, basketball, soccer, American football, rugby, and hockey) is very important the recovery between training bouts and games throughout the competitive season. Upon a training bout or competition, the athlete enters a recovery phase that implies metabolic recovery (their body restores «fuel» levels) and mechanical recovery (their body repairs damage to the musculoskeletal system). This recovery between training bouts and games helps the athlete […]

 
 
 
 

EPA to improve exercise-induced muscle injury

Muscle can be damaged by external factors (for example, in contact sports), or by internal factors (mechanical or biological factors, triggered by un unusual exercise that involve eccentric muscle actions, for example). An eccentric muscle contraction occurs when a muscle opposes a stronger force, which causes the muscle to lengthen as it contracts (let us just think, for example, about opening a heavy door with one arm). Muscle eccentric contractions […]

 
 
 
 

DHA, exercise and mitochondrial metabolism

Mitochondria are small structures floating inside the cell and act like a digestive system: they create energy rich molecules for the cell by combining oxygen (from the air we breathe) with the sugars and fats that come from the food we eat. They are the main source of energy for the body. Some cells have several thousand mitochondria (germ cells, for example) while others have none (red blood cells and […]

 
 
 
 

Cardiometabolic benefits of exercise

Metabolic syndrome is the name for a group of risk factors that raises the risk for heart disease and other health problems: high blood glucose, high blood pressure, high level of blood triglycerides, low level of good cholesterol and central obesity (increased fat deposits around the abdominal organs). Lifestyle changes can reverse these factors: the combination of weight loss and exercise produces the best effect (improvement of blood glucose and […]

 
 
 
 

Omega-3 in weight training

Resistance training (or weight training) increases muscle strength by making the muscles work against a weight or force; it is based on the principle that muscles will work to overcome a resistance force when they are required to do so. The best way to develop muscle strength is to force the muscle to contract to its maximum potential at any given time, and, after, let it time to repair and […]

 
 
 
 

DHA as a preventive measure in contact sports

Concern regarding the number of mild traumatic brain injuries and its associated long-term neurological damage in players of contact sports is raising. Among American football players (and athletes in other sports such as ice hockey), brain trauma may be less the result of violent collisions that cause concussions than the cumulative effect of repetitive head impacts; American football players can experience hundreds of non-concussive hits during a single season. A […]