Flax seeds are a great source of fiber, lignans, protein, fat, vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acid alpha linolenic acid. Alpha linolenic acid is so important for bodybuilders because it enhances insulin sensitivity within muscle cell, Stimulating steroid production, Systemization of hormones, Mediating immune response, Directing endocrine hormones to target cells, Regulating smooth muscle and autonomic reflexes, Construction of healthy cell walls, Transportation of oxygen to body cells, Keeping saturated fats mobile in the blood stream, Regulation of nerve transmission & Serving as the primary energy source for the heart muscle. Flaxseed has received an overwhelming response from the athletic and bodybuilding community. An article entitled "Best of the Best", published in the bodybuilding and health enthusiast magazine Muscle Media 2000, claims flaxseed as "the hottest idea in bodybuilding" and "a surprising new category of bodybuilding supplement." Mr. Dan Duchene in his column "Ask the Guru", also writing for Muscle Media 2000, ranked flaxseed as the number one bodybuilding supplement compared to all other available products.
Those are just some of the beneficial effect of Omega-3। Omega-3's are sometimes defined as "anti-fats". This is due to their ability to speed up the metabolic process and aid in fat loss.
So What Does All of This Mean For Bodybuilders?
*Reduced Body fat
*Shortened recovery time
*Good source of energy
*Reduced muscle soreness
*Increased utilization of oxygen
*Increased utilization of other nutrients
*Overall better health
And what do all of those lead to? MORE MUSCLE!