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Reduce inflammation in muscles and improve blood flow!

Protein powders and amino acids have become well-established supplements in the sports nutrition market. A more recent addition is the supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids (EPA/DHA). Science supporting the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids in sports nutrition is emerging.

Regardless of the level of activity, omega-3 fatty acids are essential for everyone as they are key for regulating the normal functioning of all body cells. Omega-3 fatty acids (EPA/DHA) are best known for their heart and brain health benefits (EFSA health claims). Active individuals and athletes will gain in addition from the contribution of omega-3 fatty acids to (i) a healthy immune function, by decreasing the inflammatory response to exercise, and (ii) a faster recovery, by reducing the muscle soreness.

Even if the need for required intake levels of EPA and DHA is recognized by athletes, the consumption of these products should be an enjoyable sensory experience as well. Thus, leaving no room for acceptance of any oxidation or fishy off notes, which are often associated with the consumption of omega-3 products. At Vesteraalens we produce an omega-3 fish oil with a unique freshness, resulting in a superior sensory quality (link to superior sensory quality). This allows the incorporation of our omega-3 fish oils into well-tasting sports nutrition products (drinks, bars, etc.). Actually, Vesteraalens omega-3 fish oils are already consumed by top athletes in diverse disciplines such as soccer, triathlon, cycling and cross-country skiing.

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