The Fish Oil Trend: All Aboard!

May 28, 2015

The Fish Oil Trend: All Aboard!

The VIM & VIGR team is always on the lookout for healthy products, foods and workouts to try because we love to look and feel our best. Who doesn’t?! When it comes to vitamins and supplements, there can be a lot of information to sort through regarding benefits, warnings and determining whether you need them or not. That’s why we decided to break down some of the information for you on one of our favorite supplements: fish oil! One thing that we really like about fish oil is that it has anti-inflammatory properties, making it a great compliment to wearing compression socks, but there’s a lot more to it. Here are some of the whos, whats and whys to fish oil:

Who should use it? Whether you are an athlete, a pregnant woman, or simply someone invested in their health, fish oil benefits almost anyone and everyone.

What does it taste like? As long as you don’t bite into it (yuck), the taste is pretty minimal. It usually comes as a medium-sized gel pill that goes down with a little water. There may be a fishy aftertaste – try freezing them to avoid a case of the fish burps.

What’s so great about it? Fish oil contains omega-3 fatty acids, which is something that our bodies do not naturally produce. According to WebMD, omega-3 fatty acids reduce pain and swelling, prevent the blood from clotting easily and benefit the heart. Additionally, fish oil is used for diabetes, asthma, developmental coordination and movement disorders, dyslexia, obesity, kidney disease, weak bones, thinking disorders and various diseases related to pain and swelling. Whoa!   

Is there anything else? Yep. In addition to all of the above, fish oil is also amazing for your hair and skin. This Huffington Post article states that fish oil can reduce acne and ward off wrinkles, as well as give you stronger, more luminous hair. Score!

While fish oil supplements have a lot of amazing benefits, it’s important to take entire diet and health status into account before running to the store. If you currently take fish oil, what tips would you share with those who are new to it?





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Sizing, Fabric & Compression Levels Guide

Size Chart:

We have a different sizing chart depending on the type of compression garment. Please consider your foot and calf circumference when choosing your size.

If you're in between sizes, ask yourself a few questions:
What is my body type? Will I be more comfortable in a size up or down? Take your body type into consideration when choosing a size especially if you're in between sizes.

Size Chart - VIM & VIGR Fashionable Compression Legwear

Tights Size Chart

Compression Leg Sleeves Size Chart - VIM & VIGR

Fabric Collections:

NYLON

  • 400 needle-count for flexibility and comfort
  • Excellent for athletic use
  • Multi-dimensional weave allows for breathability
  • Composition: 82% Nylon/18% Spandex

MOISTURE-WICK NYLON

  • 400 needle-count for flexibility and comfort
  • Moisture-wicking fabric to draw sweat and moisture off of the skin
  • Multi-dimensional weave allows for breathability
  • Composition: 75% Moisture-wick polyester/13% Nylon/12% Spandex

COTTON

  • 200 needle-count for flexibility and comfort
  • Natural breathability
  • High-quality double covered elastic fibers and premium cotton
  • Composition: 48% Cotton/42% Nylon/10% Spandex

MERINO WOOL

  • 200 needle-count for flexibility and comfort
  • Natural breathability and moisture-wicking properties
  • High-quality double covered elastic fibers and fine Merino wool
  • Light-cushioned sole
  • Composition: 40% Merino wool/45% Nylon/15% Spandex

Garment Care:

Machine wash after each wear, delicate and cold.

Air dry is preferred to maintain the elasticity and quality of fabrics.

Compression Levels:

Compression garments are made in a variety of support levels, each of which is designed to address different needs. These levels are most commonly expressed in millimeters of mercury (abbreviated as mmHg). Generally, graduated compression is displayed in ranges. The higher the numerical value, the stronger the support level indicated. For example, a 20-30 mmHg garment will offer more support and feel tighter than a 15-20 mmHg garment.

All of VIM & VIGR’s products are offered in 15-20 mmHg compression level and select styles are available in 20-30 mmHg.

VIM & VIGR Compression Levels

How to put on compression socks:

Slip your arm into the sock until your fingers reach the toes. Your palm should be resting in the sock's heel. 

Starting at the cuff, fold the sock over until it meets the heel. Make sure to fold the sock onto itself.

With the sock still inverted, pull the foot of the sock firmly onto your foot. Make sure your toes are securely in the toe pocket. Starting with the cuff, gradually roll the sock up.

Adjust so that your heel is properly positioned in the heel pocket and the cuff sits below the knee. Make sure the cuff is not pulled up too high.