Paddle and omega-3

 
 
 

There are different versions about the origin of paddle: one relates its history with other racket sports like tennis or badminton, other affirms that it is a reduced version of tennis sport (developed at the beginning as an activity for children, with smaller dimensions than a tennis court). With respect to padle, there’s no problem: the only approved by the International Padel Federation says that the sport was born in Mexico through a famous businessman. What a mess! As if this were not enough, there is another similar sport: platform tennis, which was invented by other people, some other time. There are variations to suit all tastes.

In any case, paddlers perform an intense exercise, and intense physical exercise can induce inflammation. But supplementation with fish oil capsules (1.2 g docosahexaenoic acid and 2.4 g eicosapentaenoic acid/day) has an anti-inflammatory effect  in paddlers. This helps them to increase the level of trainning.

 

Bibliography:

Delfan M, Ebrahim K, Baesi F et al. The immunomodulatory effects of fish-oil supplementation in elite paddlers: A pilot randomized double blind placebo-controlled trial. Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids. 2015 May 16. pii: S0952-3278(15)00105-2. doi: 10.1016/j.plefa.2015.04.011. [Epub ahead of print]

 
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