What supplements should you take

We hear it all. Pre-workout, post-workout, why protein, casein protein, multivitamin, …

This list can go on and on.

For most people, eating whole, unprocessed foods is the best source of macronutrients and micronutrients. We typically don’t recommend additional supplementation.

Eating a diet of high quality Whole Foods is the most important aspect of nutrition.

However, there is one supplement we find beneficial, fish oil.

Omega-6 fats are known as pro-inflammatory while omega-3 fats are known as anti-inflammatory. We need both.

But diets tend to be high in omega-6 fats. The typical ratio of omega 6:omega-3 is 20:1 or higher. We would like to see that ratio closer to 2:1.

Eliminating processed foods from our diet can reduce omega-6 levels.

Fish oil supplementation improves the ratio.