Fish Oil & Depression
Natural Support for Depression and Mood Disorders
Depression is complex.
But occasionally, it’s caused by nutritional deficiencies, be it Vitamin D or Omega-3 deficiency.
Depression and other mood disorders are a result of complex situations, many of which are beyond our control. In the last few years, scientists have begun to understand more about anxiety, mood disorders and depression. We may not have all the answers yet, but we know a lot more about it now.
A Light Bulb Moment
Scientific Research on fish oil and depression.
A scientific light bulb went off in the late 1990s when a British medical journal reported that depression is virtually absent in places like Japan and Iceland, where people eat a lot of fish. Conversely, depression was high in countries where fish consumption was low.
In 1999, a major study from Harvard Medical School revealed that an Omega-3 EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid) had a very positive effect on mood. There are two Omega-3 fatty acids – EPA and DHA. Omega-3 DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) is important for brain and eye development in children, but has very little, if any, benefit for mood and mental health.
Fish Oil & Depression: How EPA Omega-3 Works
Since 1999, there have been a few dozen successful trials of Omega-3 EPA. The studies have shown that persons with depression have very low EPA Omega-3 levels in their blood. Omega-3 fatty acids are an important part of nerve cell membranes. They help nerve cells communicate with each other. This is an important part of maintaining good mental health. (Technical Explanation: EPA Omega-3 makes you happy by modulation of serotonin turnover and phosphoinositol-mediated signal transduction, and L-type calcium channel regulation.)
Studies show that Omega-3 supplements can reduce the risk of:
- Bipolar disorder
- Adult ADHD
What’s Happened to Our Diet?
During the last century, our diet has drastically changed. We went from getting most of our fats from fish, nuts and seeds to animal fat and from vegetable oils. And more recently, from Omega-6 fats from processed foods. This has virtually eliminated Omega-3 from our supermarkets.
The Natural Solution
Over 60% of a healthy brain is Omega-3. Is it any wonder that we have mental health issues when we don’t eat enough Omega-3?
Fish Oil & Depression:
OmegaVia is specifically formulated with high-EPA fish oil that’s ideal for supporting good mental health. Just one to two softgels a day will give you all the EPA Omega-3 you need.