Can omega-3 cause depression?

Indirect thyroid efc. When the quality of supplement is not good the mineral additives affect the thryoid hormone production. Thyroid stress indirectly creates low metabolism and depression.
Jury is still out. The desired effects are fairly well established, side effects are not. There are no studies to support depression as a significant side effect to omega-3 use. Adverse responses are nausea, diarrhea, heart burn, burping a fish oil taste. More serious are reports of bleeding abnormalities, possibly strokes, blood sugar elevation (those already diabetic) and raising good( ldl) cholesterol.

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Does omega-3 help with depression?

Maybe, maybe not. Some recent research shows that adding omega-3 fatty acids to depression therapy can be beneficial in the treatment of some types of depression. Some studies also show a correlation between decreased intake of omega-3 fatty acids and the development of depression. However, other studies indicate that these theories are not true. The research results are currently mixed on this subject. Read more...
For Some People. There is evidence that omega-3 can be helpful for the mood. However, it most likely to be helpful for mild depression or to help maintain a stable mood. It is not likely to be helpful by itself for more serious depression. Read more...

Do omega-3 fatty improve mental health in depression mood disorder?

Probably not. Omega fish oils have an important role in health maintenance and in some therapeutic situations, mostly for refractory elevated triglycerides (a blood fat disorder). The other touted benefits are certainly less evidence based, and statistically significant objective data is lacking, but patients (and the manufacturers) may swear by them. As for me, not so much... Read more...
Maybe. There is some evidence that omega-3 oils can help in depression and anxiety. But, by themselves omega-3 oils are unlikely to be adequate. Psychotherapy would certainly help, and possibly the appropriate antidepressants might also help. Read more...
There are studies. suggest this is the case. There are lots of other herbal approaches to depression, depending on the severity of sx's. Look up SAM-e, 5 h-t-p, Rhodiola Rosea, St. Johns Wort, to start. These are substances that at least have some science behind them. If you do try out anything to lift your mood, be careful to know side effects (less with herbs) and any possible interactions with meds. Read more...

What is a good dosage level of omega 3's for dealing with depression?

EPA. In mood disorders like depression, you need to have at least 1-2 grams/day of epa. Fish oil labels may say "1 gram/capsule" on the front, but look on the back to see the breakdown of epa and dha in the formulation. It will tell you how many capsules of that brand you'll need to take to add up to 1-2 grams epa/day. Some brands have high epa formulations (nordic naturals, omegabrite, etc). Read more...

I have 57 yr old what kind of vitamins can I use since I have intolerance lactose & what type of omega 3 should I use? Is omega3 combate depression?

Possibly yes. While traditionally folks over 50 have taken regular multivitamins replacement to maintain health, recent reports question the benefits of these daily supplements. For lactose intolerance, one can avoid lactose in diet or take lactaid type dairy products. There are some small studies suggesting benefits of Omega 3 (mainly DHA) in brain health.and certain mental disorders. Read more...
Not exactly. Nutritional and vitamin requirements varied depending on gender, age, coexisting medical conditions. Lactose intolerant is independent is independent condition, not related to nutritional or vitamin deficiency. Multivitamin for postmenopausal woman with high in vitamin B complex is generally recommended. . Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acid from North Atlantic cold water fish are recommended. Read more...
Yes. Omega 3 does help with depression. A good source is fish oil or freshly ground flax seeds. Since you are lactose intolerant, you might consider drinking soy milk. In South America, many Ades brand juices contain soy milk. The Ades Natural flavor is pure soy milk and can be used in place of milk in many recipes. Since you can't drink milk, you may want to take Calcium and vitamen D. Read more...

I suffer from depression and I would like to try either omega-3 or st. John's wart as an alternative to medications. Will this effect my 81mg aspirin?

Bleeding. St. John's wort does not directly affect the same coagulation pathway as aspirin, but can affect your platelets, making them less "sticky." along with fish oil you could experience more bleeding. St. John's wort can be effective for mild-moderate depression. High epa omega-3 oils are helpful in depression, but aren't a stand-alone treatment. Please consider psychotherapy; it can help greatly. Read more...
No. I have not seen anything in the literature concerning Aspirin with these natural products. Read more...
No. These both have a weak anticoagulant effect. If you have significant depression, see a professional who can help you. You are wasting your time with these 2. Read more...

Will omega 3 fish oil supplements help with depression or is that just a myth?

Omega 3s support. brain health and through that mood and cognition. You need good quality and the right dose or it won't help. Read the label to see that the combo of EPA & DHA equals 50% or more of the total capsule mgs. Fish Oil needs to be pure, pharmaceutical grade. Res-Q is a good brand, as is Nordic Naturals. ProThera is good but you need a health pro to get it for you. One cap won't do it. Read more...
Not a myth. A number of studies have supported the notion that Omega 3 fatty acids are beneficial in the treatment of depression. http://www.webmd.com/depression/features/fish-oil-to-treat-depression. Read more...