Tag: fatty acid

Nutrition Supps

Is omega-3 from animals healthier than from plants?

Aaron Deere is a sports nutritionist, functional medicine consultant and advanced personal trainer. He is based in London. It has long been established that omega-3 fats have powerful anti-inflammatory properties, which revolve around these fats being the building blocks of eicosanoids, which are signalling molecules that play a key role in the regulation of inflammation. Eikosi is the Greek word for 20, and it is these 20-carbon long eicosanoids, which are derived from n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), better known as omega-6, that have pro-inflammatory and immunoactive functions, and n-3 PUFAs – such as eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid…

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Fat Loss Nutrition

Why SIRT foods burn fat and build muscle

Aaron Deere is a sports nutritionist, functional medicine consultant and advanced personal trainer. He is based in London. What are sirtuins? Sirtuins (SIRTs) are a class of enzymes which were originally observed to influence longevity of yeast cells. Further research has uncovered at least seven similar human proteins, named SIRT1 through to SIRT7, which have the ability to efficiently silence and activate the expression of a variety of genes that are involved in a wide diversity of biological processes. What roles do they play in the body? Continuing research has since shown that SIRT pathways act as ‘master regulators’ of our…

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Nutrition

Will too much fish kill you?

Aaron Deere is a sports nutritionist, functional medicine consultant and advanced personal trainer. He is based in London. Omega-3 is an essential fatty acid, which means that it can’t be synthesised in our bodies so we need to consume them from our diet. They are important for normal metabolic function, and research suggests adequate consumption provides a whole host of other health benefits, including reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, certain cancers, mental health disorders and inflammation. There are six types of omega-3, of which three are important to humans. Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which are found…

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Carnitine and fat-burning fiction

Aaron Deere is a sports nutritionist, functional medicine consultant and advanced personal trainer. He is based in London. Carnitine is a derivative of the amino acids lysine and methionine and is found in highest concentrations in red meat, with 100g containing approximately 95mg. Increased intake has been proposed to increase fat oxidation, delay muscle glycogen depletion, and increase endurance exercise performance[1,2]. The primary function of carnitine is to act as a co-factor in the enzymatic system involved in conjugating fatty acids for transport for mitochondrial beta-oxidation[3,4]. In layman terms this simply means it transports fat to cells where it can…

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