Taking care of your mental health is equally as important as your physical health. The foods you choose have a large impact on your mental state. There are a wide number of foods (and nutrients) we can think of as “mood foods”—foods that will greatly affect our energy levels and overall mood. EO3 contains multiple “mood food” nutrients, including DHA, EPA and Vitamin D.
Having a diet that contains more “mood foods” has even been found to decrease the likelihood of developing depression or anxiety. Studies show that the risk of depression is 25% to 30% higher for those who consume a Western diet compared to a Mediterranean or traditional Japanese diet. Western diets tend to be high in processed and refined foods, and low in fruits, vegetables, unprocessed grains, seafood, fish and fermented foods. This dietary pattern promotes inflammation and limits the growth of “good bacteria” in the gut. Recent research has also shown that a diet that includes an abundance of brain foods, including Omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D, can be a valuable part of a treatment plan for depression.
EO3 contains two forms of Omega-3 fatty acids – DHA and EPA, which are both vital for brain and heart health. EPA and DHA are metabolically active, meaning we use these nutrients to catalyze reactions that help our brains to think and our hearts to beat. Our bodies are not efficient at making these nutrients, and therefore, we must consume foods rich in EPA and DHA to reap their benefits. Omega-3s are found in animal proteins, such as fatty fish, free-range eggs and grass-fed meat. If you follow a plant-based diet or have limited access to these foods, it will be difficult to consume these critical nutrients. EO3 can help supplement your diet by providing omega-3s isolated from cod liver oil. EO3 works with fisherman from the coastal regions of Norway who follow strict sustainable catch guidelines and ensure the quality, purity, oxidation, toxins and stabilization of the product – providing the safest alternative for your families.
Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that we can obtain through sunshine, in addition to food. The vitamin is used to activate about 2,000 or so genes, making it essential for life. Low levels are linked to a variety of mental disorders, including depression, dementia, Parkinson’s, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Since Americans spend much less time outside in the sun than we used to, our risk of deficiency has increased. We appropriately slather on sunscreen to protect ourselves from cancer, but in doing so, we block our skin’s absorption of vitamin D. This makes our food choices all the more significant. Foods rich in vitamin D include fatty fish, butter and lard from pasture-raised animals, fortified juice and mushrooms that are grown in sunlight. Given the limited vitamin D rich foods, EO3 can help supplement this intake. Just one serving of EO3 contains 25% of the daily vitamin D requirement.
Taking care of our body also includes taking care of our brain. Consuming “mood foods,” such as those that contain omega-3s and vitamin D, are vital for mental health. EO3 can be part of a healthy diet and a fantastic supplement to provide these vital nutrients and aid in supporting mental health