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It is common knowledge that fatty fish is good for you. This is due in large part to the naturally occurring Omega 3 fatty acids that it contains. And while most people know that they should be getting more omega 3 in their diet, very few people understand just how important it is, not only their health, but to their results in the gym as well.
Omega 3’s play a very important roll in everything from aiding in fat loss to reducing your risk of cardio vascular disease. From ensuring proper neurological development and cognitive function to improving joint health and mobility.
When we set out to formulate MYOMEGA, we wanted to go beyond “basic” fish oil to create an ultra premium product that would enhance and build upon fish oils’ role as a health and wellness promoting staple, and deliver a true physique enhancing, anti-aging Omega 3 powerhouse.
Below we are going to break down each of the ingredients in MYOMEGA and talk about exactly why we used it, and what kind of benefits you can expect from it.
(1080mg EPA and 720mg DHA)
Omega 3 fatty acids, along with Omega 6 fatty acids, are a class of essential fatty acids. They are considered essential as the body can not synthesize them and they must be obtained dietarily. In the typical western diet, omega 6 fatty acids are consumed in abundance through grains and plant based oils, especially in processed and packaged foods. Omega 3 fatty acids, found primarily in cold water fish, however, are not as commonly consumed. Because of this, supplementation of Omega 3 fatty acids can be highly beneficial.
Most fish oil supplements contain 300mg per capsule of combined EPA and DHA. MYOMEGA contains 600mg per cap, literally twice as much as the leading fish oil supplements.
There are three types of Omega 3 fatty acids: ALA (alpha linoleic acid), DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid).
It is important to distinguish between the three types of Omega 3 EFA, as EPA and DHA are found only in animal sources, while ALA is found abundantly in plant sources. While all three types of Omega 3 fatty acids have been shown to provide positive benefits, a large amount of research supporting the positive health benefits of Omega 3 fatty acids are specifically referencing EPA and or DHA.
It should also be noted that the body can actually synthesize DHA and EPA from ALA, however it does so very inefficiently, so the only way to truly get an optimal amount of EPA or DHA in your diet is through consumption of cold water fish or through supplementation.
*There are certain algae species that are a plant based marine source of Omega 3 DHA, however, since many positive effects are attributed to either EPA, or the combination of EPA and DHA, Myogenix uses both EPA and DHA in Myomega to ensure maximum health benefit.
More muscle, less fat, a healthier heart, better skin, improved sleep and better vision, the list of health benefits goes on and on, and the more research is conducted, the more evidence mounts as to the benefits of Omega 3 from fish.
(4mg, naturally sourced)
Astaxanthin is a carotenoid and powerful antioxidant that gives salmon its orange/ pink color. In nature, when consuming fatty fish like salmon, you would also be consuming Astaxanthin. Myogenix included Astaxanthin to the EPA and DHA in MYOMEGA to harness the potential synergistic effects between these two cold water superfoods.
Astaxanthin has been linked in numerous studies to:
Co enzyme Q10 is a substance that plays a critical role in energy production within your cells.
Many degenerative diseases like diabetes, heart disease and cancer have been linked to low levels of CoQ10. Researchers don’t know if low CoQ10 levels contribute to these conditions, or if these conditions cause low levels themselves.
Unfortunately, CoQ10 production has been found to decrease as you age, however you can effectively increase CoQ10 levels through foods and or supplementation.
Some of the scientifically validated benefits of CoQ10 supplementation include:
We formulated MYOMEGA to go way beyond the standard Omega 3 supplement. By using double the average dose of EPA and DHA, and fortification with astaxanthin as well as a high dose of CoQ10, we have formulated an Omega 3 supplement that supports not only better heart health, but better body composition, increased exercise performance, and healthier, younger looking skin.