Fish Oils Help Prevent and Reverse Depression

Fish Oils Help Prevent and Reverse Depression
Omega-3 fatty acids may help alleviate depression but only when a particular type of fatty acid called DHA is used in the right ratio with another fatty acid known as EPA, a new study suggests.
The researchers analyzed the results of some 15 previous controlled clinical trials on the use of omega-3s — commonly found in oily fish or in fish oil supplements to treat depressed people.

They found that when used by itself, DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) alone did not seem to offer any benefit. However, DHA combined with a rather high dose of EPA (eicosapentenoic acid) did improve depressive symptoms.

I recommend taking 2 grams of fish oil a day. If you experience an unpleasant aftertaste try freezing the fish oil capsules and the be sure to take with food.

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