Antioxidants & Omegas For Post Workout

By Maureen Wurster , published May 22, 2015

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 important 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 sea buckthorn berry oil and seed oil may prove to be beneficial. Because the berry oil also has carotenoids, quercetin and kaempferol which are all helpful antioxidants that may support heal.

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.

Written by Maureen Wurster

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Maureen Wurster has been a voice in the health and wellness world for over four years. She is a graduate of SAIC with a background in fine art and design.

Maureen has spent the last four years producing content and managing social media for natural products brands. She has provided in depth research as well as lifestyle pieces with a focus on nutritional supplements. She is passionate about promoting healthy living and helps others learn about the benefits of plant-based eating.

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