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How much Omega 3

Does anyone knoe how much Omega 3 you would need to take for depression???
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1 gram EPA daily is what most studies found effective for depression.  Country Life makes Omega 3 Mood High EPA Mood Balancing Formula.  2 capsule contain 1 gram EPA.  FYI, it can take 1-2 months of taking fish oil everyday before you notice an effect.  
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Thanks for thre info
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Does really have that much of any effect? Im a student my budget isnt exactly vaste i want to know if they actually have any vauge effect or are they nothing more than an expensive placebo?
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kelliebellie just keep in mind that it may not work. I'm not trying to be a spoiler, but I did the Omega 3 thing for 6 months at high dosages. The Omega 3 suppliment I was using was top grade from a health store. It cost twice as much as other formulas because of it higher quality.

6 full months of this Omega 3 experiment produced absolutly no improvement in my Severe depression.

Perhaps my condition is more severe than your and that's why I failed to respond to it.
I included fresh Salmon to my diet 3 times a week for long periods and it had absolutly no theraputic effect at all.

When I told my Psychiatrist about this he simply said, " that comes as no supprise to me."

Hats off to those in which responded to Omega 3, but I know way to many sufferers (myself included) That found it to be completly non-effective.

I will say that during my time on Omega 3 that my doctor mentioned that my blood work looked great. So no doubt it has some health benifits.
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Ya im not expecting miracles, I just thought that maybe it would be good as a supplement to go along with my anti depressant, since i can only take a low dose of it because of my sensitivity to them...
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Actually the anti-cholesterol medication Lovaza that is basically a synthetic version of fish oil has been used experimentally on bipolar disorder. My psychopharmocologist almost started me on it a while back but I ended up trying something else. However, he said its safer than fish oil, not because the fish oil itself is unsafe but being derived from actual fish it has some impurities such as mercury. He reccomended I start this rather than fish oil and its an actual prescription medication. He said he had dealt with mood disorders specialists who had good successes with it. People should find out about that.
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