Krill Oil and It’s Powerful Effects On Depression
Depression is an epidemic that is sweeping America. According the New York Times, up to 35 million Americans are currently battling with the debilitating reality of depression on a day-to-day basis. And believe me, it’s debilitating. People suffering from depression experience states of extreme fatigue, declined self worth, anxiety, difficulty with concentration, loneliness – and an ongoing feeling of hopelessness.
Many Americans choose not to seek professional help because of fear, anxiety, shame, denial – and a myriad of stigmas that are attached to people who suffer depressive mood disorders. It is really unfortunate that illness associated with the mind – has become something to fear or mock whereas illness or disease associated with physical health, is taken much more seriously from a societal stand point. This is why it’s important, above all, to increase awareness on mental health issues, and breakdown communication barriers so that more people feel safe and comfortable when seeking out help. When an American has Diabetes, or a broken wrist, a cold, or a toothache – they seek treatment. We need
to be treating mental health issues in the same manner. Before I get into the rest of this article, and explore the many benefits Krill Oil can have on depressive disorders, I want to stress above all else, that it
is important for you, your loved ones, or anyone you may know suffering from a mental health concern – to seek out the advice and treatment of a mental health professional.
In today’s day and age, millions of Americans are seeking more holistic avenues when addressing their health concerns. While pharmaceutical solutions can be invaluable (even lifesaving) in treating depressive
mood disorders, it’s always good to be aware of the many natural mood boosters that nature has provided for us. Vitamin D, Vitamin C and Vitamin B for instance, can all be instrumental in helping to clear out the
clouds in your minds eye, and boost you up for a brighter day.
Another powerful option for a daily lift is to invest in a superior quality omega-3 supplement. Omega-3’s have been clinically proven to increase feelings of personal well-being, while alleviating some of the terrifying symptoms associated with depression.
A study conducted at the University of Illinois in Chicago found that: “People who are deficient in omega-3s are more likely to experience depression than people have consume adequate amounts. Davis and his team found in a previous study that pregnant women deficient in omega-3s are more prone to depression during and after pregnancy than those who get enough of it.”
The reason I specifically suggest Krill Oil for daily supplementation in the battle against depression – is because of the quality of the oil itself. Many fish oil’s found on the market today, contain a lot of the toxins and contaminants now found in many of our marine life due to pollution. Because our fish are so loaded up with these toxins, our family doctors are recommending we keep our fish in take down to just a few times a week. Imagine the contaminants you are accidentally putting in your body on a daily basis, if you are using a standard fish oil!
Because krill are tiny crustaceans found deep in the oceanic communities globally, they are not predatory marine life – and therefore happen to be virtually free of any mercury, PCB’s, or other concerning toxins. Krill Oil is at the top of the pile when it comes to providing your body with the omega-3’s it needs to be healthy, in body and mind. With Krill Oil, you are getting high omega-3 concentrations at a superior level
of purity. When it comes to your mental health, the difference is ALL in the details.
I have provided information below of clinical studies and trials that verify the powerful impact omega-3’s can have in promoting your mental health and feelings of personal well-being.
Omega-3 supplemens have a profoundly positive effect on people suffering from depression, according to a study directed by Dr. François Lespérance of the Centre de recherche du Centre hospitalier at the Université de Montréal (CRCHUM), head of CHUM’s Department of Psychiatry and a professor at the Université de Montréal.
Initial analyses failed to clearly demonstrate the effectiveness of Omega-3 for all patients taking part in the study. Other analyses, however, revealed that Omega-3 improved depression symptoms in patients diagnosed with depression. Efficacy for these patients was comparable to that generally observed with conventional antidepressant treatment.
From October 2005 to January 2009, 432 male and female participants with major unipolar depression were recruited to take part in this randomized, double-blind study (neither patients nor researchers knew which capsules patients received). For eight weeks, half of the participants took three capsules per day of
OM3 Emotional Balance, a fish oil supplement containing high concentrations of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). The other half took three identical capsules of a placebo consisting of sunflower oil, flavoured with a small quantity of fish oil. In contrast with typical clinical studies designed to assess the effectiveness of
antidepressants, this study included a high proportion of patients with complex and difficult-to-treat conditions, including patients resistant to conventional antidepressant treatments and patients also suffering from an anxiety disorder. The aim was to assess the value of Omega- 3 supplementation in a group of individuals more like those treated in outpatient clinics.
“We are proud that OM3 Emotional Balance, with its high concentration of EPA at unexcelled levels of purity delivers the dose of EPA needed for effective treatment,” said Claire Bertin, head pharmacist for isodisnatura,the laboratory producing the Omega-3 supplement used in the study.
It is important to note that the study assessed use of Omega-3 for eight weeks, at doses of 1050 mg of EPA and 150 mg of DHA each day. It is currently unknown whether taking higher doses or taking supplements over a longer period would yield different results.
Psychiatrist Drew Ramsey also states that rates of depression, bipolar disorder and postpartum depression, are all lower in fish-eating populations. This is well documented in his book, “The Happiness Diet”.
Back To Your Health
I hope this article has been informative in addressing omega-3 intake, and it’s powerful impact on helping those suffering depression, gain some strength in the battle. Always, always, always choose quality when
it comes to a supplement you are including in your daily health care regime. In this case, when it comes to quality omega-3 supplements, Krill Oil is the answer.
I wish you all the best, and I hope you’re feeling great!
Guest Post by Sandra Goldstein
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