Fish oil and exercise recovery
Can someone help me understand the impact fish oils have on exercise recovery? I've heard fish oil suggested a lot (in the paleosphere and elsewhere) to improve recovery. If I understand inflammation correctly, there is some level of inflammatory reaction that's needed to repair damaged tissue... on a very basic level that's why our bodies have an inflammatory response. If high omega-3 intake decreases inflammation, how is that beneficial to healing?
And does the blood thinning effects of fish oil come in to play? I do notice when I take fish oil I sometimes have more extensive bruising than when I don't.
I'm asking both about micro-inflammation/micro-repair to muscle tissues, as well as what happens when you have some kind of athletic trauma like a muscle pull, bruise or (god forbid) broken bone.