In one of the world’s largest reviews of supplements and mental health, a team of researchers led by the University of Manchester and Western Sydney University have found Omega-3 may be the key to better mental health.
“In this most recent research, we have brought together the data from dozens and dozens of clinical trials conducted all over the world, in over 10,000 individuals treated for mental illness,” Dr. Joseph Firth, the study’s lead author, revealed. “This mass of data has allowed us to investigate the benefits and safety of various different nutrients for mental health conditions – on a larger scale than what has ever been possible before.”
According to iNews, the study found a strong link between the use of Omega-3 supplements as an additional treatment for those suffering from depression. It was also found to be beneficial in the treatment of ADHD.
Omega-3 fatty acid is found naturally in fatty fish, such as salmon, along with walnuts, flaxseeds, and chia seeds. As the body cannot produce omega-3’s naturally, they must be obtained from your diet, or by taking a supplement.