Fish oil: My antidepressant
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Back to fish oil. I have used Carlson's for years because it is a very reputable brand that tests for purity and heavy metal contamination. It is very important that if taking large doses, you have a good brand. Here is an article on webmd that talks about using fish oil to treat depression. I have also tried flaxseed, which is a good Omega-3 supplement, but I didn't have the same results as I did with fish oil. Not sure why, but it didn't help with my depression at all.
There are many other things that fish oil can help with. If you have any of the following problems, you can benefit from an Omega-3 supplement.
- Soft or brittle nails.
- Dry, itchy skin.
- Chicken skin (tiny bumps on back of arms)
- Aching joints
- Constipated (less than 2 bowel movements a day)
- Depression, ADHD or memory loss
- High blood pressure
- High LDL, low HDL, and high triglycerides
I want to also add that my kids take fish oil everyday. The baby takes a liquid and the older two take chewable, starburst like vitamins. They all LOVE them. I can get them to do anything for one of their "strawberry candies." Here is the liquid and here is the chewable. My oldest was non-verbal until almost 2 1/2. I started him on fish oil consistently and he started speaking within 2 weeks. I believe 100% that there is a correlation.
"Omega-3 supplements reduce inflammation, which has been linked to almost all brain problems such as autism, ADHD, Alzheimer's and depression." - Mark Hyman, pg. 90 of The UltraMind Solution. This book is unbelievable. If you have any heath problems, you can benefit from reading this book.
Remember that you are what you eat. Nothing is going to change for you health wise unless you change what you are putting in your body!