Those taking omega-3 supplements experienced a 20 percent reduction in anxiety compared to the group that did not.
Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) July 10, 2012
Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, such as found in Omega XL®, have long been considered positive additives to the diet because they protect against chronic inflammatory conditions. Now, a new study suggests that another benefit to omega-3s could be linked to reducing anxiety.
According to a recent investigation, published in the journal Brain, Behavior and Immunity and backed by the Ohio State University Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS), researchers, who have spent more than 30 years researching connections between immunity and psychological stress, noted a reduction in both anxiety and inflammation among a group of young healthy individuals given an omega-3 supplement.
The link between food and mood has been well established; specifically cognition, depression and anxiety are all connected to what we eat. The brain is made up of 60 percent fat, the majority of it omega-3s. Obviously fatty acid intake is important to its health; however the typical American diet is low in omega-3s.
Omega-3s, particularly DHA, help promote nerve cell growth in the hippocampus. The hippocampus is responsible for memory and mood, which can play a role in anxiety. In the Ohio State study, medical students took omega-3 supplements (2.5 grams per day) and were tested by psychological surveys, then compared to a placebo group. Those taking omega-3 supplements experienced a 20 percent reduction in anxiety compared to the group that did not.
The reduction in anxiety symptoms associated with omega-3 supplementation provides the first evidence that omega-3s may have potential anti-anxiety benefits for individuals without an anxiety disorder diagnosis.
Omega XL is one of only two Omega 3 supplements sold in the world that contains the patented stabilized marine lipid extract PCSO-524™ derived only from the New Zealand green-lipped mussel, with 30 healthy fatty acids including DHA and EPA. Sold in other parts of the world under its sister brand name Lyprinol, Omega XL is manufactured exclusively by Great HealthWorks Inc., and is the most widely available omega-3 fish oil supplement containing the potent PCSO-524™ marine lipid extract. To find more information about Omega XL and PCSO-524™ visit http://www.OmegaXL.com
Source: Journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity,
"Omega-3 supplementation lowers inflammation and anxiety in medical students: A randomized controlled trial" doi:10.1016/j.bbi.2011.07.229
Ohio State University for Clinical and Translational Science
About Great HealthWorks, Inc.
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