Omega 3 for depression is known for it's powerful natural stress relief that can make a world of difference in many individuals.
Also known as EPA/DHA, which stands for eicosapentaenoicacid and docosahexaenoicacid, are healthy unsaturated fats that protect the body and help form neurotransmitters in the brain.
Not only is Omega 3 fatty acids beneficial as a natural anti-inflammatory for the body, but it's beneficial to the brain and can have a great impact on those suffering from depression and anxious disorders. It helps to fight off depression as well as improve cognitive function.
Below are some links to some really good articles on Omega 3 fatty acids. I encourage you to read them and educate yourself.
If you are taking blood thinning medications, please consult your doctor before taking Omega 3 fish oil supplements.
Fighting Depression and Improving Cognition with Omega-3 Fatty Acids By Laurie Barclay, MD
Safely Manage Depression with Omega-3 Fatty Acids By Mark J. Neveu, PhD
Omega 3 Supplements
There are many choices when it comes to Omega 3 supplements. Omega 3 can be found in fish oil as well as flax seed oil. There are supplements that include Omega 3, 6 and 9. They include fish oil, flax seed oil and borage seed oil. You can purchase them separately or as a blend. They even have liquid supplements that are flavored especially for children.
One of the supplements I use is an Omega 3 Fish Oil that is "non-repeating". This means you won't go burping up the taste of fish throughout the day. YUK! When it comes down to it, it really is about personal preference.
The Omega-3 Connection: The Groundbreaking Antidepression Diet and Brain Program By Andrew Stoll, MD.
The Omega Diet: The Lifesaving Nutritional Program Based on the Diet of the Island of Crete By Artemis P. Simopoulos, MD.