Research has suggested that omega-3 fatty acids, or essential fatty acids (EFAs), can help lower triglycerides, slow the hardening of arteries, regulate heartbeat, and lessen the risk of death in people with known heart disease. It’s also possible that the omega-3 group may aid in treating depression… A few promising studies suggest that natural sources of omega-3s — especially fish oil — may help bring mood back into balance.
~Chris Woolston, M.S., Health Day
I have been researching & trying a lot of different vitamins & supplements, & have been intending to write about them here. Ta-da! I’m finally doing it. I figure fish oil was a good place to start.
A lot of research has been done into fish oil in the last couple of decades. It has been shown to be helpful for several physical issues, but the research into its use for mental health has been less certain. Some studies say it does, some say it doesn’t. There’s plenty of anecdotal evidence out there to support whichever stance you prefer. The Mayo Clinic’s site rates it an A on the physical health issues, but only a C when it comes to Bipolar Disorder.
I dug up a plethora of links on the issues, including what I wrote previously on fish oil & Bipolar Disorder, so there are lots there if you want to do some digging of your own. I’ve included three research oriented links from the last year at the bottom. They are the ones I used writing this.