It's the inside that counts
All Smartfish consumer drinks contain stable emulsions of fruit juice with a high level of fish oil and whey protein. The marine Omega 3 fatty acids DHA and EPA are well protected against oxidation, which secures excellent taste and compliant products.
EPA & DHA
Fish oil is one of the ingredients in the Recharge products, that contains the important omega-3 fatty acids. It especially has high levels of the fatty acids EPA and DHA which has anti-inflammatory properties that protects against various cardiovascular diseases. These fatty acids increase the elasticity in the cell membranes preventing blood clotting. It has also been shown that omega-3 can reduce muscle soreness and maintain muscle function after training inducing muscle damage, and the fatty acids enhance the muscle sensitivity to protein supplementation which makes the combination of fish oil and protein extra effective.
Whey protein comes from cow milk and is the by-product in cheese processing. What makes whey so great is that it contains high levels of all the essential amino acids and non-essential amino acids, and is considered a high quality protein. It has also been seen to be absorbed quicker than other types of protein resulting in an increased muscle protein synthesis in lean body mass. It is therefore a good source for protein post training.
Vitamin D3 is a fat soluble vitamin that can be found in various foods from animal sources such as fish, beef, egg and milk products, but it is also created in the skin when exposed to the sun. As we get it from the sun, people usually have not a deficiency in vitamin, however the level is still not optimal. Vitamin D is important as it helps to maintain the bone mineral homeostasis and regulate the serum calcium levels. It has also been found to have an anti-inflammatory effect and is thereby protecting against inflammatory diseases like asthma, IBD (inflammatory bowel disease), kidney disease and fatty liver disease. It is also involved in preventing upcoming differentiation in the skin which can lead to skin cancer.