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Explained: How fish oil can help reduce symptoms of anxiety

by , 03 August 2017
Explained: How fish oil can help reduce symptoms of anxiety
Anxiety is one of the most common mental conditions around the globe. While doctors often group depression and anxiety together, the symptoms of these two conditions are actually very different. However, doctors often treat them with the same drug - serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).

While SSRIs have proved to help anxiety patients, natural treatments such as fish oil are becomingly increasingly popular. Many studies show that you can greatly reduce symptoms of anxiety with regular and adequate fish oil supplementation. Read on for more…

Fish oil normalises your levels of dopamine – the chemical associated with love, lust, sex, motivation and other feelings of reward and pleasure

There’s a structure inside your brain called the amygdala, which is responsible for processing fearful thoughts. While it people with an overactive amygdala may find it incredibly frustrating, this part of your brain is very important. Think about it – if you had no sense of fear, you’d be oblivious to everyday risks!
 
Studies have found that the dopamine – the chemical that controls your brain’s reward and pleasure centres – affects how the amygdala reacts. Low levels of dopamine are tied to increased amygdala activity.
 
Fish oil regulates your body’s dopamine levels, which, in turn, helps to normalise your amygdala.

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This group of nutrients is not only the answer to boosting your mood... Preventing Alzheimer's and dementia... It's also 8 TIMES MORE EFFECTIVE than an Anti-Depressant!...

Nature’s secret to optimum mental health... 
  • Protects you from depression and other mood disorders including schizophrenia. 
  • Improves memory and learning. (In fact, studies show kids who take Omega 3 supplements do better at school, score higher in tests and have fewer behavioural issues than those who don’t.)
  • Fights age-related memory loss and senior moments synonymous with dementia and Alzheimer’s. 
  • And protects against stress-related job burnout. 

And it’s all thanks to the “Omega 3 Effect”

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Fish oil combats inflammation that could potentially affect signals to your brain and affect your mood

Some doctors argue that anxiety isn’t a real mental health condition. Instead, they claim it’s a symptom of inflammation.
 
While there’s much controversy around this topic, it’s worth considering whether or not there could be a link between some cases of anxiety and inflammatory disorders. Some studies have found that inflammation deriving from bacterial or viral disease could impact signals to your brain and influence your mood.
 
Due to its potent anti-inflammatory properties, fish oil may provide secondary benefits to mental health.

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