This would be the best supplement for bigger, stronger muscles according to a new study

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According to recent research, there is a supplement that can counteract muscle loss, which occurs naturally with aging. We are talking about krill oil, which is rich in omega-3s.

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When it comes to building muscle, the most important thing is to stick to a consistent and focused training routine. However, there are other factors that play an important role, such as nutrition and supplementation.





In fact, a new study has linked taking supplements of krill oil to better muscle function.

(Read also. Omega 3 supplements: side effects and 6 things to know before taking fish oil)

A systematic review

The study, published April 20 in the journal Clinical Nutrition, looked at a group of adults over the age of 65, all engaged in less than an hour a week of training.

For six months, one group of these participants took four grams per day of krill oil, while the control group took a supplement of other oils.

They found that the group taking krill oil at the end of the experimental period had greater grip strength and knee extension strength, and had thicker, toned outer thigh muscles.

This study suggests that polyunsaturated fatty acids Omega-3 Long-chain (fatty acids contained in the supplement) could help protect against the loss of muscle mass and function that occurs naturally as we age.

Krill oil is also good for heart health and can help fight inflammation. Furthermore, it also appears to have positive effects on mood.

However, it has been shown to have a blood thinning effect, so it is not recommended for those taking anticoagulants. Before taking supplements it is always advisable to consult your doctor.

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