I need advice, does anyone take omega 3 supplements?
I was researching brain damage and psychosis. And saw that omega 3 could be useful whilst taking anti psychotics, I dunno how true this is.
But wondered if anyone took these and had noticed benefits, whether that be mood, physical like hair and skin, or just general wellness!
If anyone could help that would be great. I’ve just ordered a massive pot of them so hoping I’ve not wasted my money
I have been taking them since I was 15. I couldn’t tell you if they have an effect, because I don’t really remember how things were before I started them.
Apparently they absorb really quickly, so shouldn’t take too long to notice effects if any!
My mum used to buy us cod liver tablets when I was younger. I never wanted to take them as i thought they’d taste fishy
My psychiatrist recommended omege 3 fish oil with 1500 EPA and 500 DHA to me. He says there is research that shows it improves cognitive performance, which is my primary concern.
I did miss them for about a month once, when I forgot to buy more at the grocery store. I remember feeling worse that week, but it could have been psychosomatic.
I take prescription strength EPA fish oil capsules for high triglycerides.
Omega 3 helps with depression and cognition.
Thank you for the answers. Hoping it will help with depression, been feeling extra teary lately, lockdown sucks
Hey @spiderpig , Omega 3’s dont help that much.
In my personal experience.
Hope you get your depression under control.
Omega 3 is one of the few supplements which help with cognition irrespective of whether have mental disease or not. To notice effect need to take it daily for at least 3 weeks. Also if not take it for 3 weeks straight you can notice decline in cognition also. So its not a ready to feel like supplement.
I recommend now foods brand omega 3 (normal one without enteric coating). Its cheapest and also very effective. Just need to take 1 soft gel per day preferably in morning with milk or other fatty food for best absorption. Avoid taking it in evening or later part of the day as its stimulating one and can interefere with sleep.
I take this one. Its from algae and it is very gently processed
Omega 3 fatty acids go unstable easily so it’s good to get one that is extracted gently.
Idk how good fish oil ones are but I personally wouldn’t take them because I’m trying to be a vegan and plus idk how the extraction process is, how gentle it is
I take fish oil capsules for my high triglycerides. I just started taking them last month, so I’m not really sure if it helps with my depression, as well. But I do know it’s super healthy for you – whether it be for mental or physical health.
It’s really good for cholesterol decreasing.
They have a number of health benefits. My doctor prescribed them for me years ago for heath reasons.
I am convinced they help my mental health as well
I really notice a difference in my concentration and as an added bonus my cholesterol went down.
Can’t think of a good reason not to take them, thanks for the advice people, been really helpful. I shall look forward to their arrival
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