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Fish Oil for mood issues and pain

10/21/2012 1:06 pm
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Fish Oil may provided the building blocks to help heal damaged cells in the nervous system and prevent cell death.  There is evidence that Fish Oil helps treat mild to moderate depression, ADHD, bipolar disorder and other mood issues.  Fish Oil products containing EPA and DHA are preferred because they are long chain fatty acids that can be used more easily by the body.  Also, the EPA component is responsible for mood effects.  Fish oil promotes nerve health and decreases inflammation.  In addition, it may slow inflammation in joints

Please let us know if  you are taking fish oil because changes in bleeding may occur with this supplement.  We evaluate your risks carefully when performing procedures for you pain at our northshore office.

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3 Responses to “Fish Oil for mood issues and pain”

  1. i have heard this before but can’t recall where i did, still interesting though,

    • Ann Conn says:

      Thank you for your comment Serena. A reference is provided for the article. Although fish oil may not be as helpful for heart and vessel health as we hoped, the mood treatment possibilities are still supported by current evidence. Be Well.

  2. i think i heard about this not too long ago, still interesting though,

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