A recent fish oil study out of Texas A&M found that fish oil improved the ability of muscle cells to take up glucose, or blood sugar, in the presence of insulin. This is good news for those with Type II Diabetes because Type II Diabetes is a condition where cells resist insulin and therefore are unable to take up glucose. Furthermore, fish oil was shown to “improve cell viability, a measure of cellular metabolic activity.”
What effect would this have for strength training and bodybuilding? I obviously can’t say for sure, but it seems to me like getting nutrients to muscles more rapidly would enable those cells to function better, thus enabling you to lift more weight and recover more rapidly. Any thoughts?