A recent pilot study has linked a higher omega 3 status with lessened symptoms of depression in patients suffering from chronic heart failure.
The finding of this study adds to previous research showing that improving omega-3 status helps fight depression. Impressively, a study published in 2016 found that omega-3 supplements can help reduce symptoms of even major depressive disorder.
Other research has noted that low levels of B vitamins are common in patients with depression and that supplementation with these nutrients improves depression outcomes.
Similarly, a clinical trial published in 2017 found that daily supplementation with magnesium leads to a significant decrease in depression and anxiety symptoms regardless of a patient’s age, gender, baseline severity of depression, or use of antidepressant drugs. Noting that magnesium works quickly and is well tolerated, the study concluded that it may be a safe over-the-counter alternative to pharmaceutical medication.
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