Ingredient Spotlight: Fish Oil


Fish Oil is not an exotic supplement by any means, yet it’s always recommended for virtually any supplement stack. It's easy to understand why since it has a long list of benefits for both overall wellness and bodybuilding. In Ingredient Spotlight: Fish Oil, we’ll look at what fish oil is and what it can do for you. Then we’ll show you the advanced 5% Nutrition Core product you can find it in. 

What Is Fish Oil?

Fish Oil is the oil of fish such as tuna, salmon, mackerel, anchovies, and herring. For most people, when you think of fish oil you think of the Omega-3 fatty acids. The Omega-3s consist of polyunsaturated fats. The primary polyunsaturated fats are:

  • EPA (or, Eicosapentaenoic Acid)
  • DHA (or, Docosahexaenoic Acid)
  • ALA (or, Alpha Lipoic Acid) - Found mainly in flaxseed, while the other 2 are found in fish. 

The Omega-3 fatty acids are considered “essential”. That’s because they’re required for overall good health yet the body cannot make them. That means they must come from diet and 5% supplements.(1)

What Does Fish Oil Do?

Fish oil as the Omega-3 fatty acids have several important health benefits. First, they support heart health. Next, they promote cognitive function. Finally, they are involved in the interactions of cells and are a part of cell membranes, especially in the eyes and brain. 

What about benefits for lifters? Fish oil as Omega-3 fatty acid helps joint health by easing discomfort and swelling. It also promotes faster recovery by helping to reduce soreness.(1,2,3)

Fish Oil And Testosterone

We have seen the various benefits of fish oil. These include wellness and bodybuilding benefits. But testosterone? What does fish oil have to do with testosterone? To start, it supports testicle size and semen quality. That’s not all, because it also helps increase levels of free testosterone. That’s critical because free testosterone is the amount of total testosterone that’s available for muscle growth. Since testosterone supports muscle growth through protein synthesis, fish oil indirectly supports muscle mass.

Fish Oil And Weight Loss

It’s believed that fish oil helps increase the rate of your metabolism, which means you burn more calories. More calories burned equals faster weight loss.

What Is The Accepted Dose Of Fish Oil?

The National Institute of Health advises between 1g and 1.6g of Omega-3 daily, depending on age and gender. However, this is the amount intended for the general, non-working-out public. Bodybuilders should take at least 2g per day, and a dose of up to 5g per day is safe.

The 5% Nutrition Products That Contain Fish Oil

Core Fish Oil

A serving of 5% Nutrition Core Fish Oil supplies 860 mg of EPA, 630 mg of DHA, and 200 mg of other Omega-3 fatty acids. Plus, it’s 3rd party tested for purity and quality. Isn’t that the kind of Core product you expect from 5%? Not to mention, it’s also lemon-lime flavored - what a delicious way to take your fish oil!


For 5%ers, Core Fish Oil helps with recovery, joint health, testosterone support, and fat loss. That means it should be part of your 5% Nutrition cornerstone supplement program. This is especially true if you don’t eat fish. There’s no reason to wait, stop by and stock up on Core Fish Oil and all your 5% supplements today!


  3. Jouris, K. B., McDaniel, J. L., & Weiss, E. P. (2011). The Effect of Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation on the Inflammatory Response to eccentric strength exercise. Journal of sports science & medicine, 10(3), 432–438.
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