Miami, Florida (PRWEB) August 27, 2011
Nutri-Med Logic Corp: “Proper nutrients” do contribute to the homeostasis of mental health and that is the suggestion by the newly concluded study by National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism of National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHA).
According to Joseph R. Hibbeln, M.D., acting chief, Section of Nutritional Neurosciences, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), a previously placebo-controlled trial demonstrated that 2 grams of omega-3 fatty acids per day reduced depression and anxiety scores among individuals with recurrent self-harm, by 45%.
However, the new findings points to a fundamental role for “DHA of omega-3″ in mental health protection.
According to the NIAAA researchers, while American Psychiatric Association has been recommending Omega-3 as an adjunctive therapy for mood disorders, they are suggesting new research to establish a definitive role for its use in the “stand alone treatment” of depression.
The NIAAA study is seeking to incorporate Omega-3 into the diet of the U.S. military, especially those in deployment situation, in our opinion, confirming the role of DHA of Omega-3 for moderation of stress.
Stress, be it psychological or physiological (age-related) produces a hormone called cortisol. Clinical studies have shown, going back to 1966, that cortisol increases the activity of an enzyme called “tryptophan pyrrolase”, which degrades tryptophan. (1)
Tryptophan is an essential amino acid, which is the raw material for the mood hormone (Serotonin). Lack of Serotonin has been implicated in Depression, bipolarity and anxiety. (2,3,4)
While, the relationship between the low levels of DHA of Omega-3 and high levels of stress is well established, but stress is not the only cause for the degradation of tryptophan and the NIAAA study did not analyze the inflammation biomarkers in the older generation of the active service members. Obviously, the younger generation would rarely have problem with inflammation, and as support thereof, we cite disease state such as Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Obesity, etc., which generally surface with age.
Inflammation also plays a role in degradation of tryptophan, which is mostly seen noted by age.
Pro-inflammatory agents such as IL-1 or TNF-Alpha increase the activity of the enzyme Indoleamine Dioxygenase (IDO), which degrades tryptophan. (5)
The EPA of Omega-3 is the precursor to Resolvin E1, a potent anti-inflammatory. Roslvin E1 was discovered in 2006 by a team of researchers of Harvard Medical School.
While the DHA of Omega-3 is equally important for all generations, young and old, the EPA of Omega-3 is highly important with the aging.
The human body is incapable of producing Omega-3. It must be supplemented by the diet. Omega-3 is mainly found in cold-water fishes.
In conclusion, Nutri-Med Logic Corp agrees with the NIAAA new findings, however, this study was conducted in younger segment of the population. The older segment is a potential candidate for chronic inflammation and because both stress and inflammation play an equal role in the older segments of our population, a Balanced Omega-3, having 50% EPA, 50% DHA, without a doubt, should be the Omega-3 of choice.
Nutri-Med Logic Corp is a producer of dietary supplements, including a Concentrated and Balanced Omega-3: having the same concentration of EPA and DHA, 50% – 50%.
DHA of Omega-3, also, offers beneficial properties mainly for the brain, nervous system and EPA of Omega-3, additionally, offers beneficial properties in cardiovascular system.
Nutri-Med Logic’s products are Formulated Based on Nutritional Logic, made from the highest quality raw materials that are manufactured in pharmaceutical facilities, encapsulated in pharmaceutical facilities and, also, packaged in pharmaceutical facilities.
It must be noted that the studies, sources or statements, above and below, have not been evaluated by The FDA and, thus, one should not relate the cause of any diseases, stated herein, to lack of Omega-3 dietary supplementation; nor equate its supplementation to prevention, treatment or cure.
1. Biochemical Journal. 1972 November; 130(2): 74P.
2. Current Medicinal Chemistry. 2011 Aug 24
3. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2011 Aug 16.
4. Journal of Affective Disorders. 2009 Jan;112(1-3):267-72.
5. Biological Chemistry Hoppe-Seyler. 1987 Oct; 368(10):1407-12.
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