Should I Take More Omega-3 Supplement Before or After Exercise?

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Should I take more before or after heavy exercise?

New Zealand Green Lipped Mussel extract is beneficial both pre-and-post heavy physical exercise. However, it is believed to be more effective after an intense workout. Because omega-3 rich New Zealand Green Lipped Mussel oil helps to alleviate muscle and joint inflammation, it minimizes recovery time after a strenuous workout, allowing you to get back to the gym sooner. 

Green Lipped Mussels – a shellfish native to New Zealand, apart from two types of omega-3 fatty acids — Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA), and Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) also contains a very rare kind of omega – 3 fatty acid known as Eicosatetraenoic Acid (ETA). All types of omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation caused by heavy exercises by tying up the enzymes (cyclooxygenase and lipoxygenase) which create inflammatory compounds like prostaglandins and leukotrienes in the body.

Some of the research investigations were conducted on elite athletes and it was reported that an active ingredient in GLX3 was effective in “speedy recovery” and alleviation of pain-causing inflammation. Bodybuilders and Athletes reap the benefits of GLM oil post-heavy workout, as it helps soothe delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS).

Enhance your exercise experience with Omega-3 Liquid Fish Oil

No, omega-3 fish oil from Green Lipped Mussel is not on any doping drug list. However, it restores the skeletal and muscular systems after exertion. Specifically, omega-3 fish oil in GLX3 is the most potent, purest and effective Omega-3 supplement– made of pure New Zealand Green Lipped Mussel Oil. It helps in improving recovery timings by minimizing soreness and stiffness post workout. Omega-3 fish oil helps in reducing joint and muscle inflammation and helps combat fatigue that could prevent you from going back to the gym for another 2-3 days. When you exercise more consistently, you build more muscle or at least retain existing muscle mass.

These supplements encourage optimal muscle growth, muscle repair, alleviate muscle breakdown post grueling workout and replenish energy stores. Consuming fish oil in conjunction with workouts seems to improve muscle strength, lower fatigue and improve bone density (specifically important for people with osteoporosis or osteopenia).

For recovering from a very strenuous exercise session, it is always recommended to work a different muscle group during every exercise session so that your overworked muscle tissues get ample time to heal.

Healthy and recreationally active athletes (men) participating in sports activities approximately two times per week were in an unspecific way assigned to a shellfish oil group (3.6g every day comprising of 900 mg Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA), and 400mg Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)) or a placebo group. After eight weeks of consuming fish oil supplementation, the Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA), and 400mg Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) content of the RBC membranes in the shellfish oil group had elevated 148 per cent (EPA) and 13 per cent (DHA). Surprisingly, the men participants’ realized oxygen consumption and exertion while steady state cycling exercise were showing decline in the fish oil group, reflecting and confirming that they were performing the similar exercise with little work and tiny perceived effort.


Omega-3s in Green Lipped Mussels have multiple athletic benefits

  • Omega-3 fatty acids in GLX3 positively influence IGF-1 – a growth hormone important for childhood growth which elicits anabolic impacts in adults
  • Omega-3 fatty acids in GLX3 enhance flow of blood, and play a significant role in the formation of the Hb (Hemoglobin) molecule, that transports oxygen in the red blood cells. Adequate Hb (hemoglobin) levels are very important for sports people or athletes, for ensuring that sufficient nutrients and oxygen reach the muscles. If Hb levels are sufficient, excretory products (e.g., carbon dioxide and lactic acid) get eliminated with greater efficiency.
  • Another benefit is the synergistic relationship with vitamin D. Omega 3 fatty acids in Green Lipped Mussels facilitate the direct effects of vitamin D, namely bone health maintenance and hormonal regulation.
  • GLX3 is also linked to an increase in fat-free mass. The supplement increases muscle cell size and muscle protein concentration in healthy adults.


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At GLX3, our Green Lipped Mussels are never frozen or heated, keeping all enzymes and nutrients alive.

GLX3 is the closest thing to a raw whole food! The lipids are extracted at room temperature with minimal pressure in order to naturally preserve all the powerful natural polar long chain fatty acids in their most natural state. (This is like extra virgin oil).