A new study, by Melbourne and Harvard University researchers are finding that taking natural supplements, alongside anti depression tablets can have 'highly significant' benefits on patients.
In particular Omega-3 fish oils and vitamin D proves to increase the effectiveness of anti depression tablets. Dr Jerome Sarris, who is leading the study says: 'The strongest finding from our review is that Omega 3 fish oil - in combination with antidepressants - has a proven significant effect over just a prescribed medicine,''Many studies show Omega 3s are very good for general brain health and improving mood. This is the first analysis of studies that are looking at using them in combination with antidepressant medication.'
'The difference for patients taking both antidepressants and Omega 3, compared to just a prescribed medication, is highly significant.'
Omega 3 is present in oily fish such as salmon, mackerel, and sardines. However, if you believe your dietary intake may not be sufficient, Pharma Nord's Bio-Fish Oil capsules contain 1000mg of fish oil. Most importantly they have no fishy taste!
Vitamin D is mainly made by the body when we're exposing ourselves to sunlight. People who spend a lot of time indoors, are highly likely to be deficient in this essential vitamin. Pharma Nord's Bio-Vitamin D3 is available in 3 strengths and comes in easy to swallow pearls.
The publishing paper on the study today; American Journal of Psychiatry and the team are currently continuing their research into using natural supplements to aid depression.