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fish oil for depression?

Posted by Roslynn on March 27, 2023, at 10:40:36

Hi all,

I know this is an old topic but I couldn't find much on the boards.

Is anyone still taking fish oil for depression? I am considering adding it to my regimen.

How much is good to take and what are some good brands? Does it work within a few weeks or does it take months?

Thank you for any info.

Roslynn

 

Re: fish oil for depression?

Posted by Hugh on March 29, 2023, at 15:14:26

In reply to fish oil for depression?, posted by Roslynn on March 27, 2023, at 10:40:36

I used to take fish oil supplements. I didn't notice feeling any better while I was taking them, or feeling any worse when I stopped taking them. Some people argue that it's better to get omega-3 fatty acids from eating fatty fish, such as salmon, mackerel, herring, sardines.

Recently I've read that fish oil might work better in combination with pro-resolving mediators. They're sold by Life Extension:

https://www.lifeextension.com/vitamins-supplements/item02223/pro-resolving-mediators

Article about pro-resolving mediators:

https://www.lifeextension.com/magazine/2020/11/are-you-resolving-inflammation

 

Re: fish oil for depression? Hugh

Posted by Roslynn on March 29, 2023, at 15:24:35

In reply to Re: fish oil for depression?, posted by Hugh on March 29, 2023, at 15:14:26

Thank you Hugh, I appreciate the info.

 

Re: fish oil for depression? Hugh

Posted by Jay2112 on March 29, 2023, at 18:01:32

In reply to Re: fish oil for depression?, posted by Hugh on March 29, 2023, at 15:14:26

> I used to take fish oil supplements. I didn't notice feeling any better while I was taking them, or feeling any worse when I stopped taking them. Some people argue that it's better to get omega-3 fatty acids from eating fatty fish, such as salmon, mackerel, herring, sardines.
>
> Recently I've read that fish oil might work better in combination with pro-resolving mediators. They're sold by Life Extension:
>
> https://www.lifeextension.com/vitamins-supplements/item02223/pro-resolving-mediators
>
> Article about pro-resolving mediators:
>
> https://www.lifeextension.com/magazine/2020/11/are-you-resolving-inflammation

Astaxanthin is supposed to be the strongist antioxidant, and hence anti-inflammatory out there. People can actually feel the physical difference. It's 1000 times more powerful than Vit C, and over 400 x than vitamin e. I imagine it is likely very good for us with mental illness, because of the huge anti-inflammatory effect. I am ordering a bottle on Friday, payday.

Jay

 

Re: fish oil for depression? Roslynn

Posted by tensor on April 1, 2023, at 2:33:35

In reply to fish oil for depression?, posted by Roslynn on March 27, 2023, at 10:40:36

> Hi all,
>
> I know this is an old topic but I couldn't find much on the boards.
>
> Is anyone still taking fish oil for depression? I am considering adding it to my regimen.
>
> How much is good to take and what are some good brands? Does it work within a few weeks or does it take months?
>
> Thank you for any info.
>
> Roslynn
>

I have been taking it for many years, it's in bottled form so I take almost a table spoon every morning, it's also fortified with A, D and E vitamins. Never did anything for my depression afaik, but it has other health benefits and, at least in theory, could have a slight effect on my depression.
I think of it as a lubricant for the body :)


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