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In order to excel, many athletes are on dietary supplements to help enhance their performance. These supplements render a variety of benefits such as increasing strength, power, speed, or endurance or alternatively, by altering body weight or body composition. Fish oil (containing the omega-3 fatty acids: EPA and DHA) is considered as one of these performance-enhancing supplements. Intake of these important fatty acids has increased among various populations including elite athletes and children to improve and enhance sport and workout.

What are Omega 3 Fatty Acids??

Omega-3 Fatty Acids are polyunsaturated fatty acids, i.e. they contain more than one double bond. These are called omega-3 because the first double bond counting from the methyl end of the fatty acid is located at the third carbon atom. Omega 3 fatty acids are basically:

  • Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)
  • Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)


As human cannot make or synthesize these Omega–3 fatty acids, they are considered as essential fatty acids and therefore they must be obtained through the diet or supplementation.

Fish oils are supreme source of omega-3 fatty acids.

Role of Omega-3 fatty acids for athletes?

Omega-3 fatty acids have anabolic properties and increases muscle protein synthesis in response to an insulin and amino acid infusion. Omega-3 fatty acids with an anabolic stimulus improves lean body mass function and quality. They enhance insulin-sensitive aspects of protein metabolism and increases muscle protein concentration as well as the protein/DNA ratio (i.e., muscle cell size)

Omega-3 fatty acids decrease the production of inflammatory eicosanoids, cytokines, and reactive oxygen species. They have immunomodulatory effects; and attenuate inflammatory diseases. They also exhibit additional anti-inflammatory properties, primarily through their effects on the neutrophil and macrophage components of the inflammatory response.

These plays a central role in cardiovascular adaptive mechanisms- lower the blood pressure in humans, possibly by reducing systemic vascular resistance and enhance the exercise performance

Omega 3 Fatty Acids are simple intervention to improve the muscle gains associated with strength or resistance training and this may occur via an insulin-sensitizing effect on protein metabolism.


FAST&UP PROMEGA offers a higher concentration of Omega 3 Fatty Acids

FAST&UP Promega is an ideal choice for Fish oil supplements with higher ratio of EPA and DHA which is mercury free and chocolate flavoured!!

Maya Sawale

-Expert and Writer

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