Anxiety reduced 20% on average by a common supplement.
Omega-3 supplements reduce anxiety and even lower inflammation in healthy people.
A high quality study has shown that the supplement reduces anxiety by an average of 20%.
On top of this a new review of 13 separate studies containing 1,233 people has shown that omega-3 supplements can reduce symptoms of major depression (Mocking et al., 2016).
Professor Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, the anxiety study’s first author, said:
“We hypothesized that giving some students omega-3 supplements would decrease their production of proinflammatory cytokines, compared to other students who only received a placebo.
We thought the omega-3 would reduce the stress-induced increase in cytokines that normally arose from nervousness over the tests.”
The study recruited 68 healthy young medical students who were divided into groups, with half taking the supplement and others receiving a placebo.
Professor Martha Belury, one of the study’s authors…
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