Help to beat the winter blues

15 December 2011

Research has revealed that sufficient intake of omega-3 fatty acids may protect against depression.  Studies has shown that those with depression have lower omega-3 fatty acid levels (e.g., DHA) than people who are not depressed and numerous studies have illustrated that lower omega-3 consumption is associated with higher risk of depression.


With extensive research supporting the consumption of omega-3s – derived from oily fish and not from plant sources - for optimum brain health, it’s important to ensure our body is getting the right amount of these essential fatty acids, because they cannot be produced by the body. Current nutritional advice from the UK Dept of Health recommends we eat 2 portions of fish per week, one of which should be oily, although research shows it is unlikely that many of the population are meeting this requirement. 

If, like 70% of the UK population[i], you or your children don’t eat the recommended government intake of fish then a supplement like Efalex could be the answer. Efalex helps to maintain healthy brain development, concentration and eye function.  Efalex contains a mixture of DHA, EPA, AA and GLA from fish oil and evening primrose oil. They are the omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids required for normal brain structure and formation.  

 

[i] Onepoll survey, 2007

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