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Nutrition for Your Mood

The research for marine-sourced omega-⁠3 fatty acids has unveiled benefits for virtually every aspect of human health. The current millennium has fortunately led to extensive research for the specific benefits of the dominant omega-⁠3 fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic (EPA) and docosahexaenoic (DHA).

DHA has a critical role for brain and nervous-system genesis and development during pregnancy and early childhood. EPA demands become more pronounced during grade school years; studies demonstrate that EPA supplementation can help with behaviour, attention span, academic performance, and general demeanour. DHA serves more of a structural role in brain composition, whereas EPA exerts a hormonal influence throughout the body, with benefits to mental health in particular.

EPA benefits health as a mediator for cellular inflammation. Within the brain, inflammation can interfere with neurotransmitters such as dopamine and serotonin that affect mood in a positive way. A dynamic supply of this critical compound is essential as the body does not produce it. Furthermore, EPA is also vulnerable to oxidative stress, which depletes its concentration within the brain and central nervous system.

The therapeutic role of EPA supplementation is stressed by Mayo Clinic psychiatrist Dr. Daniel Hull-Flavin, with a correlation between symptoms of depression and low levels of EPA. He acknowledges the beneficial role EPA can play, even for those taking prescribed medication for mental health concerns.

New Roots Herbal’s OmegaMood delivers a potency-validated, therapeutic dose of 1000 mg of EPA per softgel, recommended for a broad scope of health benefits with an emphasis on cognitive and mood disorders. Populating the brain and central nervous system with EPA in highly concentrated supplemental form could prove to be a crucial, side effect–free intervention for your ongoing mental health and happiness.