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Fight Holiday Stress with Omegas

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By Res-Q editor December 22, 2016 Leave a comment Go to comments

People feel stressed at many different times, and the holiday season tends to be one of them. Stress on a healthy level can be motivating; but too much of it may lead to violence, anger and depression. If you’re feeling stressed, overwhelmed, burned out or even a little sad right now, relax – there are supplements to help.

First, let’s look at what omega-3 supplements can do for your mental health. Recent research published in the Translational Psychology journal supports the link between consuming EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids and a reduction in depression. Researchers have known for years that both depression and stress promote inflammation.

This latest study serves to further confirm omega-3s can help balance the inflammatory response and improve your mood. Studies over the last two decades have linked omega-3 fatty acids to a wide range of stress-related benefits including:

  • Reduced feelings of distress
  • Lowered anxiety
  • Improved sense of well-being
  • Decreased inflammation throughout the body
  • Reduced release of bad cholesterol (LDL) due to stress hormones
  • Improved mood
  • Fewer angry feelings

Vitamin D is another supplement to help fight stress and its side effects. A recent study showed lower vitamin D levels are clearly associated with a depressed mood, particularly anhedonia, which is the inability to feel pleasure. If you can relate to this, Res-Q 1250+, which contains omega-3s and vitamin D3, may be a good supplement for you.

Finally, if you’ve been feeling stressed since before the holiday season, you may want to have your magnesium level tested. Under conditions of mental or physical stress, magnesium is released from your blood cells and goes into the blood plasma, where it is excreted into the urine. Over time, chronic stress depletes your body of magnesium. The more stressed you are, the greater the loss of magnesium. Stress-related diseases like heart attacks and high blood pressure are often accompanied by magnesium deficiency, so a magnesium supplement can help you feel better and improve your overall health.

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