Whenever I get sore from workouts, which is inevitable when the stimulus is muscular endurance or intentionally a lot of volume, I turn to a couple things. I obviously look at nutrition as the first culprit. Am I eating the right types of foods? I should be eating what God created and not shakes or other supplements as a primary fueling source. Am I taking enough protein to rebuild the muscles I am tearing down? Am I eating enough, dare i say Carbs, to sustain my efforts in gym and in life? I do try to keep an eye on not eating too much sugar…as it spikes the insulin and creates a lot of inflammation. Am I getting adequate rest to allow my body to recover and am I managing stress properly?
One thing that most people overlook is fat though. Specifically a fish oil supplement as it relates to joints. There is tons of research out there as it relates to the benefits of taking it as a supplement. I take SFH in liquid form. Yes the sound of drinking fish oil is not the best, however you will get a more potent dose than with gel caps with over 3200 mg of EPA and DHA.
Bottom line this is one of the supplements that I can physically feel the difference in my joints, particularly in the winter months. I usually take a tablespoon before bed and one in the morning. Give it a shot and let me know if you feel the difference? For more info check out: SFH Fish Oil Details