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Long-Chain Omega-3 Fatty Acid Deficiency in Mood Disorders: Rationale for Treatment and Prevention.

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

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Department of Psychiatry, Division of Bipolar Disorders Research, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH 45219-0516, USA. robert.mcnamara@uc.edu.

Abstract

Major recurrent mood disorders including major depressive disorder (MDD) and bipolar disorder (BD) are associated with significant psychosocial morbidity and excess premature mortality primarily attributable to suicide and coronary heart disease. Limited efficacy and adverse side-effects associated with psychotropic medications used in the treatment of MDD and BD highlight the urgent need to develop safe and efficacious treatments or treatment adjuncts. A body of evidence now indicates that long-chain omega-3 (LCn-3) fatty acid deficiency is a feature associated with MDD and BD. The etiology of LCn-3 deficits in MDD and BD patients may be attributable to both genetic and environmental factors. Dietary LCn-3 supplementation is safe and well-tolerated with chronic administration and corrects LCn-3 deficiency in MDD and BD patients. LCn-3 supplementation has been found to augment the therapeutic efficacy of psychotropic medications in the treatment of mood symptoms and to reduce suicidality. Preliminary studies also suggest that LCn-3 supplementation is efficacious as monotherapy in the treatment and prevention of psychopathology in children and adolescents. LCn-3 supplementation may also be associated with reduced risk for developing coronary heart disease. The overall cost-benefit ratio associated with LCn-3 supplementation provides a strong rationale to diagnose and treat LCn-3 deficiency in MDD and BD patients, and to prevent LCn-3 deficiency in subjects at high risk for developing these disorders.

Omega 3 is the best natural alternatives to anti depressants and natural adhd remedy

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Professor Tom Saldeen of Harvard Medical School recommends a diet high in omega-3 to fight depression. Saldeen’s 45 years of research has found that low concentrations of serotonin in the brain almost always correlate to low blood levels of omega-3. Recent studies have found that 1000mg EPA is as effective as Prozac in the treatment of medium to severe depression . The highest concentration of EPA per capsule is found in TakeOmega3 – this product is used and recommended in hospitals and private clinics .TakeOmega3 is recommended by NHS facilities such as Forth Valley Healthboard and leading clinics such as Priory Roehampton. It is used for a number of mental health conditions as well as behavioural / developmental  conditions such as autism , ADHD . With regards ADHD  EPA improves concentration levels , better academic performance as well as positive changes with regards behavioural problems .Parents have commented to us on the drastic changes in their childrens behaviour – from simple things such as the child being able to focus on doing a jigsaw puzzle , or sit quietly to listed to a story being read to a reduction in temper tantrums , agressive outbursts and emotional upset . The capsule can be pricked and added to a childs yoghurt or milk if they are unable to swallow capsules , it can also be added to salad dressings . Please contact us directly if you want specific information with regards treatment of ADHD .Parents very often would rather use herbal adhd treatment , alternative adhd remedy is often preferred to ritalin .

This evidence is backed by Dr Andrew Stoll, best-selling author of The Omega-3 Connection. Stoll was responsible for the publication of the first, scientifically rigorous clinical trial on omega-3 fats in psychiatry. Stoll’s patients with bipolar disorder experienced an improvement in mood stabilisation over a four-month trial period, while the placebo group experienced no change.

Mood and activity in the brain is dependent upon a series of chemical signals that cross each membrane with the help of neurotransmitters. This intricate process is referred to as transduction — sort of like a messaging service or a call centre. Now that we know omega-3 fats are a core component in every cell membrane, they are deemed crucial for signal transduction

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