Omega-3 Fatty Acids Fight Depression!

If you don't have an anxiety disorder, there's a natural way to relieve depression!
If you don't have an anxiety disorder, there's a natural way to relieve depression!

How Can You End Depression, Naturally?

Depression is not fun! And if you're depressed, I can understand why you may be even more so if you're considering going through life on Prozac®. Just reading about the side effects related to that drug should give one pause.

Everyone gets depressed occasionally and now there's a natural solution for those of us who do not suffer from anxiety disorders. It's called Omega-3 fatty acid!

Fish is loaded with Omega-3 fatty acid, but is one serving enough?
Fish is loaded with Omega-3 fatty acid, but is one serving enough?

Omega-3 Fatty Acid Reduces Depression

Dr François Lespérance, Université de Montréal’s Centre de Recherche du Centre Hospitalier, conducted a study in Canada to test the effect of Omega-3 fatty acid on 400+ participants who suffered from depression for at least four-weeks.

It was determined at the end of the study, that those who suffered from depression, not related to anxiety disorders, had a major reduction in depression after supplementing with Omega-3 fatty acid.

The study was published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.

You may need to supplement with Omega-3 fatty acid to get the quantity you need daily.
You may need to supplement with Omega-3 fatty acid to get the quantity you need daily.

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The fish oil supplement given to the participants of the study contained high levels of EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid). In fact, they were given 1,050 milligrams EPA and 150 milligrams DHA per day for eight weeks.

The study's findings revealed that for those without anxiety disorders, the effect of supplementation with fish oil (high in EPA) was similar to that of antidepressant drugs.

Omega-3 fatty acid is wonderful for our health and not just for depression. Do your research and read all about it! And be sure to ask your health-care professional before you try it!

CAUTION: The information included herein is for educational purposes only. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. The reader should always consult his or her healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for their own situation or if they have any questions regarding a medical condition or treatment plan.

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