How long does it take for fish oil to work when it comes to easing depression?

Might help. There is recent research that omeg-fatty acids (in fish oil) can help stabilize a person's mental state. But, having said that I do have to add that the effect is small and a referral to a therapist/psychiatrist is a very good idea.

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How long is it supposed to it take for fish oil to take affect for depression?

Fish oil. It is an adjunctive treatment. Thus, don't expect to see any abrupt changes in condition if you are using it. However, it is beneficial. Read more...

Does fish oil or any other OTC drug or supplement work for depression/low mood?

Fish oil maybe. Definitely, there is or are supplements that can get you out of depressed stat. Please log on to www.Drernie.Co.Cc to find the best supplements. Read more...
Low mood. St. John's wort, tryptophan or same are few examples, but please consult with your doctor before trying any, especially if u r already taking an antidepressant. Read more...

What supplements help relieve menopause syptoms I am fatigued gained weight moody depressed is there something I can take that does not cost a fortune to help me I take vit d fish oil green tea muti vit im tired of being tired 50 years old and do

First . First off, symptoms of depressed mood, fatigue and weight gain are not necessarily due to menopause or perimenopause. I would ask your doctor to check your thyroid functions, as well as vitamin d and carnitine levels. Hypothyroidism, atypical depression or low levels of vitamin d or carnitine could cause symptoms similar to those. The root of the black cohosh plant is an herb which may be beneficial for hot flashes, but which should be avoided if there is liver illness. It is suggested that the lignans in flaxseed and flaxseed oil may help night sweats/ to obtain the most benefit from flaxseed oil, it should be cold grinded. The plant Estrogens in red clover may be helpful with mild menopausal symptoms but may be contraindicated in a woman with either breast or uterine cancer that is estrogen — positive. Dhea has been shown in some studies to be helpful with low sex drive and hot flashes but high or chronic doses may impact the risk of developing breast cancer. Although wild yams are reported to help with post menopausal symptoms and dong quai; a chinese herbal medicine; has been used to enhance female health, the benefits have not yet been born out with clinical studies. Soy is food which can be found in soy nuts, soy sprouts, tofu etc that has been shown in studies to help relieve hot flashes. This may be due to genistein in the soy plants. Vitamin d and calcium are also very important. It you live in wisconsin, you may be getting very little exposure to sunlight this time of year which could impact your vitamin d levels. I suggest that you speak with your doctor about your symptoms to determine the cause. I would not start any new supplments without speaking with your health care provider because of the possibility of interactions with herbals and medications and because of the potential for side effects. Your question was a very good one. Stay well. Read more...
Lots of options. Black cohosh, evening primrose oil, dong quai, gingko biloba, korean, siberian or panax ginseng, hops, red clover, soybeans, st. Jon's wort, vit e have all been prescribed for various menopause symtoms with varying results. Often you can find 'menopause' supplements containg combinations for the above. Read more...

Please describe a good brand of st. John's wort and/or fish oil for depression?

Not standardized. Fish oil doesn't help depression. There are no head to head comparison studies of st. John's wort for depression. I suggest you buy the cheapest, try it and decide. The usual dose is: 300 mg 0.3% stdzd extact 3x a day or 2-4 grams crude form, above ground parts once to 3x a day. Alternatively, try a pharmaceutical (under the care of your doctor) as these have been studied and fda approved. Read more...
Fish oil . Fish oil can help depression, usually along with conventional treatments. Studies do support fish oil, especially with epa-weighted products, as a management component in depressive disorders. http://tinyurl.com/ljredu8 choose a product that is molecularly distilled or otherwise guaranteed to be free of toxic contaminants. Nordic naturals, carlson's, omegabrite, barlean's etc. Read more...

When can you start feeling the full effects of fish oil for depression?

Maybe not Ever. Statistical associations between fish oil (actually dha & epa from phytoplankton) & depression have been observed, but this does not prove cause & effect & no double-blind clinical trials to demonstrate efficacy have been started, much less completed, to my awareness. A majority of research is observational because it is cheaper & is used for sales promotion. Good luck; yet buyer beware, as always. Read more...
Never. Krill oil and fish oil are the new snake oil, both are high in omega 3 fatty acids which are extremely fragile. Omega 3 fish oils reduce triglycerides by impairing the liver's ablility to make them. However the oxidative stress caused by fish oil actually raises LDL cholesterol. Some day we may use the phrase "this is just more fish /krill oil" or "here comes the fish/krill oil salesman". Read more...

People told me that taking fish oil pills can help my depression. Is this right?

No. Fish oil is a mild anti platelet agent whose main effect in prevention is helping lower triglycerides. It is an antioxidant with no other value. If you are seriously depressed consider discussing with your PCP or with a Psychiatrist. Help is available IF you look in the right places. Read more...

Which is better for depression: fish oil or cod liver oil?

Fish oil fordepressi. For boosting immune system, as antioxidants, both are ok, but for treating major depression, doubt either would be that beneficial by themselves. Read more...