Category Archives: Fish Oils

Fish Oils as Anti-Stress Nutrients

Evidence suggests that fish oil may have particular anti-stress effects in humans and animals. For example, in one study researcher administered 7.2 grams of fish oils per day to humans for 3 weeks. The subjects were then exposed to mental … Continue reading

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Fish Oils May Reduce Cortisol Levels

Fish oils have a number of health effects in humans and animals. This relates to the ability of fish to deliver long chain marine fats including eicosapentaenoic acid ((EPA, C20:4m (n-3)) and docosahexaenoic acid ((DHA, C22:6 (n-3)). These long chain … Continue reading

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids as Anti-Inflammatory Psychotropic Agents

Omega-3 fatty acids share a common mechanism of action with many current pharmacological psychotropic agents that are used to treat depression. In this regard, omega-3 fatty acids can be thought of as anti-inflammatory psychotropic agents. This means that they can … Continue reading

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids To Treat Mood Disorders?

Evidence suggests that omega-3 fatty acids are required for correct brain function. A deficiency of the omega-3 fatty acids, particularly alpha linolenic acid (ALA, C18:3 (n-3) and its metabolites eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA, C20:5 (n-3)) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, C20:6 (n-3)), … Continue reading

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Fish Oils Benefit Mental Health

Fish oils contain two fatty acids that are important to human health, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA, C20:5 (n-3)) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, C20:6 (n-3)). Neither of these fatty acids are essential, but evidence shows that their addition to the diet provides … Continue reading

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Vitamins, Minerals and Essential Fatty Acids: Improves Mental Health

Evidence suggests that deficiencies in essential factors is a causative factor in mental health problems. Essential factors are required for normal health and as their levels drop, mental and physical deterioration occurs. In one study, researchers investigated the supplementation of … Continue reading

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Seafood for Mood Disorders

Seafood is increasingly being seen as beneficial to mood disorders. The current opinion is that part of this benefit comes from the high concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids in seafood. In particular the omega 3 fatty acids docosahexaenoic acid  (DHA, … Continue reading

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids To Treat Seasonal Affective Disorder

There is evidence that there is currently an epidemic of depressive and anxiety disorders in the Western nations. Some have argued this is due to improvements in diagnosis and reporting of mood disorders, but empirical evidence argues against this case … Continue reading

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Docosahexaenoic Acid Improves Cognition

A number of fatty acids from the omega 3 family are essential to health. Deficiencies of these fatty acids can lead to a number of clinically relevant symptoms including inflammation and cognitive decline. Generally the Western diet is deficient in … Continue reading

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