Omega-3 Deficiency May Be Associated with Increased Risk of Mental Conditions

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( — November 24, 2017) Orlando, FL — Omega-3 fatty acids are among the most popular and widely used natural supplements today. While having high amounts of omega-3s may be highly beneficial, the lack of them may potentially lead to negative consequences.

An omega-3 fatty acids deficiency may be associated with an increased risk of mental conditions. There are many types of conditions impacting mental and behavioral health. Addiction is one of these conditions.

“Taking fish oil supplements is believed to help improve overall mental and physical health,” said VitaBreeze Supplements spokesperson, Michelle O’Sullivan.

Fish oil supplementation has been popular for many years. Omega-3s are particularly popular due to their potential ability to improve the protection and health of the heart. The good news is that they may not just benefit the heart, but also other parts of the body.

Addiction is one of the mental conditions that many people are struggling with. It can take away people’s ability to control themselves, which can sometimes result in harmful consequences. It is believed that mental issues such as addiction are due to a lack of self-care and malnourishment. It can lead to negative behaviors and moods as well as self-harm.

The researchers from the University of Pittsburgh reveal that in families with a deficiency of omega-3 fats, the risk of mental health concerns is higher. This is especially true for teenagers and children. Substance addiction may be more prevalent among those with omega-3 deficiency.

Individuals who are deficient are thought to be more prone to memory problems, suicidal behavior, depression, aggressive behavior, and impulsivity.

A study even reveals that hyperactivity and anxiety levels are higher among second-generation rats with an omega-3 fats deficiency. Impairment in problem-solving skills as well as slow learning abilities are also associated with the deficiency.

Researchers suspect that a deficiency in omega-3 fats is a potential reason behind the predisposition of adolescents to addiction. A suicide prevention research study also reveals that low levels of omega-3s are associated with high rates of self-harm, impulsivity, and depression.

In some studies, it was found that low levels of the omega-3 fat called DHA have been associated with an increased risk of suicide by 62%.

Some healthcare providers recommend the increased intake of omega-3 fats on a daily basis. While omega-3s may be obtained from food sources such as certain types of fish, more and more people are resorting to the use of fish oil supplements.

Fish oil supplements may contain high levels of omega-3 fats. They are also thought to have fewer amounts of environmental pollutants such as mercury compared to certain types of fish. This is because the many reputable herbal supplement manufacturers use a molecular distillation process that lessens or eliminates the amount of environmental pollutants from fish oil.


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