According to NIH, a New Study Has Provided The First Evidence That Omega-3 May Reduce Anxiety in Those Not Yet Diagnosed With The Disorder, Says Nutri-Med Logic Corp.
Miami, FL (PRWEB) September 17, 2011
Nutri-Med Logic Corp: Should the healthy and young follow the diets of the elderly and include an anti-inflammatory nutrient such as Omega-3 in their daily diets?
The results of a recent study by National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) suggests that a daily diet of Omega3 fatty acids should be incorporated for the young and healthy individuals, since it has reduced their symptoms of anxiety and inflammation, a process that plays a role in many other diseases.
A 12 week, double-blind, study that included 68 healthy young medical students (38 men, 30 women), not only suggests that omega3 fatty acids reduced the symptoms of Anxiety, but consistent with the previous studies of NCCAM, Omega-3 diet is suggested for reducing depressive symptoms in “clinically” depressed subjects, young or old. However, the case may not be for less severely depressive individuals.
In previous studies, Anna-leila Williams, M.P.H., of the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, reviewed evidence on Depression and Omega-3 in the general population. Out of five randomized controlled trials, all but one of these trials found some improvement from using Omega-3 for symptoms of Depression. (1)
The interest in Omega-3, as a clinical diet, dates back to 3 decades ago, when the Biological Psychiatry published the very first study setting apart the general vitamin diet from an Omega-3 diet, even though originally Omega-3 was considered to be a vitamin (Vitamin F). (2)
The first study incorporating an Omega-3 diet together with a Pharmaco-therapy was reported about a decade ago by the American Medical Association, in which 70 patients with persistent Depression, despite their current pharmaco-therapy, when a diet consisting of one (1) gram/per day of Omega-3 was added for a period of 12 weeks, 69% of the patients showed a 50% reduction in Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HAMD). (3)
Additionally, the role of Polyunsaturated fatty acids of Omega-3 in moderating stress has been well reported by The NIH and amazingly, in all age categories, the conclusion has been that the DHA of Omega-3 had unequivocal beneficial properties for Depression / Anxiety, young or old.
Notwithstanding this recent study on young medical student, but also, another recent study presented by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) of NIH linked the stress to lack of DHA of Omega-3 in the active service members and, like this study, made the recommendation of an Omega-3 diet. (Our Press Release of 8/27/11)
Stress, be it psychological or physiological (age-related) produces a hormone called cortisol. Clinical studies have shown, going back to 1966, that cortisol increases the activity of an enzyme called “tryptophan pyrrolase”, which degrades tryptophan. (4)
Tryptophan is an essential amino acid, which is the raw material for the mood hormone (Serotonin). Lack of Serotonin has been implicated in Depression, bipolarity and anxiety. (5,6,7)
In addition to stress, higher inflammatory bio-markers have been associated with the degradation of tryptophan, as well. (8)
In conclusion, Nutri-Med Logic Corp agrees with the study published by The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine of NIH, but adds that since both Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), the two important Omega-3 fatty acids, play an equally important role in the resolution of inflammation and stress, a Balanced Omega-3, having 50% EPA, 50% DHA, without a doubt, should be the Omega-3 of choice for those looking for an anti-inflammatory diet.
DHA of Omega-3 offers beneficial properties in moderating stress, as well as producing Resolvin-D from DHA of Omega-3 in the Central Nervous System and EPA of Omega-3 produces Resolvin-E for the Cardiovascular system. Resolvins are a part of the resolution of inflammation.
Nutri-Med Logic Corp is a producer of dietary supplements, including a Concentrated and Balanced Omega-3: having the same concentration of EPA and DHA, 50% – 50%.
Nutri-Med Logic’s products are Formulated Based on Nutritional Logic, made from the highest quality raw materials that are manufactured in pharmaceutical facilities, encapsulated in pharmaceutical facilities and, also, packaged in pharmaceutical facilities.
It must be noted that the studies, sources or statements, above and below, have not been evaluated by The FDA and, thus, one should not relate the cause of any diseases, stated herein, to lack of Omega-3 dietary supplementation; nor equate its supplementation to prevention, treatment or cure.
1. Journal of Affective Disorders, May 2006
2. Biological Psychiatry 1981 Sep;16(9):837-50.
3. Archives of General Psychiatry, Vol. 59, Oct. 2002.
4. Biochemical Journal. 1972 November; 130(2): 74P.
5. Current Medicinal Chemistry. 2011 Aug 24
6. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2011 Aug 16.
7. Journal of Affective Disorders. 2009 Jan;112(1-3):267-72.
8. Biological Chemistry Hoppe-Seyler. 1987 Oct; 368(10):1407-12.