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  • 3 Reasons Fish Oil is a Great Supplement for Athletes


    Athletes and exercise enthusiasts are always looking for the right supplement and/or vitamin to make them feel good and perform better. While there are a lot of supplements that are overpriced and don’t deliver on their claims of miraculous mental and physical rejuvenation, fish oil is one supplement that lives up to its hype.

    Here are 3 reasons fish oil is necessary for athletes:


    1. Joint rehabilitation: When you’re participating in kickboxing, fitness bootcamps, and otheractivities that require physical exertion, you are requiring your joints to do more than just go for a leisurely stroll. If you’re going to ask the joints in your knees, elbows, and shoulders to help you out during your workouts, you need to feed them the fuel they need to repair. Fish oils decrease inflammation, helping with joint pain and the way you feel when you wake up in the morning.
    2. It’s a Feel Good: A major benefit of fish oil consumption is that it helps support the levels of serotonin in the body, which is often termed the “feel-good” hormone. Serotonin is the same hormone that is released while kickboxing or participating in fitness bootcamps, when you get that unbelievable endorphin release after finishing your workout. Fish oil is often categorized as a nootropic, or a brain vitamin. The combination of exercise and fish oil is a powerful mood enhancer.
    3. Cholesterol Support: One of the most heralded reasons our regular kickboxing and fitness bootcampers are such big advocates of fish oil is the positive effects it has on their cholesterol levels. While many flock to Straight Blast Gym Buford to get in amazing shape, taking fish oil to lower your cholesterol levels is a wonderful compliment to the awesome workouts going on during class.

    Whether you e training in martial arts or fitness at Straight Blast Gym Buford, adding in some fish oil to your daily diet is a fantastic idea to help you look and feel your absolute best.

    Jim Sheppard

    is one of the co-owners of Straight Blast Gym Buford and Straight Blast Gym Atlanta. He has been training / coaching / competing in Muay Thai since 2013 and holds a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.