Omega-3’s Help Fight Depression
Here’s some more research showing the role that omega-3 fatty acids have in the brain, and it’s timely since in the winter many people suffer from depression. A meta-analysis published in Translational Psychiatry examined studies where omega-3 fatty acids (i.e. EPA and DHA) were consumed by those experiencing depression. The researchers found that these studies indicate that there is a beneficial overall effect of omega-3 supplements in patients with major depressive disorder, especially for those who took higher doses of EPA and for those who were also taking antidepressants. While fatty fish is one way to get these essential fatty acids, the quantities examined in these studies would necessitate supplements. Of course, if you are depressed, be also sure to seek professional help.
If you want to increase your omega-3 fatty acid consumption (without the potential of heavy metals in fish) consider supplementation, including the concentrated, purified one we offer.