Everyone knows that exercise is an important part of staying healthy. Even though working out is great for your health, it can be tough on our bodies at times. In addition to proper diet and hydration, it’s very important to make sure that we have some key nutrients to support our bodies after exercise.
Omega-3 is an important Omega for anyone who works out frequently. This fatty acid helps our bodies recover from exercise in a few different ways. Omega-3 is best known for its anti-inflammatory properties. It may also reduce soreness and boost repair of muscles after exercise.
Exercise boosts oxidation within our bodies. The process of oxidation and inflammation begins and can continue for a few days after strenuous exercise. Since more oxidation is occurring, it would make sense that we should take an antioxidant supplement to help the body in recovery. Antioxidant supplements may even reduce muscle pain after exercise.
Some of the best antioxidant nutrients occur naturally in sea buckthorn, including Superoxide Dismutase and flavonoids. Combining these antioxidants with Omega 3 boosts muscle support for more comfort and better long term results.
Sea buckthorn Seed oil contains the highest amount of Omega-3 as well as higher levels of vitamin E and tocopherols than the berry oil. If you had to choose only one kind of sea buckthorn oil to use as part of your post workout supplementation, go with sea buckthorn seed oil. However, a blend of both the berry and seed oil may also prove to be beneficial because the berry oil also has carotenoids, quercetin and kaempferol which are all helpful antioxidants with anti-inflammatory properties as well.
References McAnulty, S., C. Nieman, D., Fox-Rabinovich, M., Duran, V., McAnulty, L., Henson, D., . . . J. Landram, M. (n.d.). Effect of n-3 Fatty Acids and Antioxidants on Oxidative Stress after Exercise. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 42((9)), 1704-1711.