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Omega-3 And Depression

Posted Jun 16 2011 12:00am

There are different natural and herbal remedies used for depression. Omega-3 fatty acids is one of the  supplements a depressed person can take to get out of depression. Omega-3 fatty acids are a type of good fat needed for normal brain function. Our bodies can't make omega-3s on their own, so we must obtain them through our diet.

Studies have linked depression with low dietary intake of omega-3 fatty acids. It is believed  that omega-3's together with antidepressants may be more effective than antidepressants alone.

Studies also suggests that omega-3 fatty acids may ease mood changes and may be helpful in treating stress and depression.  

According to the American Psychiatry Association, studies show deficits in omega-3 fatty acids have been identified as a contributing factor to mood disorders such as stress and offer a potential rational treatment approach.
Cold water fish such as salmon, sardines, and anchovies are the richest food source of omega-3 fatty acids.
Omega-3 can help brain disorder for people with diabetes. Eating a diet rich in DHA omega-3 fatty acid may slow or even prevent Alzheimer’s disease
Omega-3 could help protect the brain against Parkinson's disease. Studies suggests that DHA deficiency is a risk factor for developing Parkinson's disease and Omega-3 could help protect againt Parkinson’s disease.
Omega-3 might be the key to healthier skin, hair and nail. Add Omega-3s to your physician’s recommended daily nutrition, exercise, and medication program to help keep your skin, hair and nails looking, and feeling great.
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