HELP! MY KIDS ARE DRIVING ME CRAZY!

STRESSY MOMMY

Yes of course we love our kids! But when we’re stressed out because maybe we’re a single mom, running a household, a job AND trying to be a great mom to our kids, we can feel overwhelmed. Especially if we also have a child with special needs. See our previous blog on ADHD here

GOOD STRESS vs BAD STRESS

Contrary to popular belief, experiencing stress is natural and actually necessary. It’s an instinct that has helped us get out of dodgy situations like being eaten by a large, fanged and clawed animal.  However, modern stress has become a chronic state that’s also eating away at us: we are prone to constant anxiety, feeling wired and hyped up. This isn’t sustainable, for our bodies, our brains or our emotional state and if left to continue will result in health issues such as depression and impaired memory.

OMEGA-3 AND THE BRAIN

There are two omega-3 fatty acids in the brain. The first is called DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) This is primarily a structural component for the brain. The other is called EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) This is the primary anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acid for the brain. So if levels of EPA are low in the blood, they are going to be low in the brain. In addition, the lifetime of EPA in the brain is very limited.  This means you have to replenish EPA in the blood stream to control neuro-inflammation.

Findings published in the professional journal Free Radical Research suggest that taking supplemental omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA may help alleviate the negative effects of chronic physical and emotional stress.

Findings published in the professional journal Free Radical Research suggest that taking supplemental omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA may help alleviate the negative effects of chronic physical and emotional stress.

OMEGA-3 HELPS TO ALLEVIATE STRESS

In one study, researchers gave volunteers 7.2 grams a day of fish oil for three weeks and then subjected them to a battery of mental stress tests which caused changes in people’s heart rate, blood pressure, and cortisol levels.

After three weeks of fish oil supplementation, however, the rise in cortisol levels after stress testing was significantly less. Supplementation with fish oil seems to work at the level of the central nervous system to inhibit the adrenal activation – it’s the adrenal glands which produce cortisol, the major stress hormone.

So if you’re a stressed mom, increasing your omega-3 intake can certainly help!

Omega-UP is a triple strength Omega-3 EPA, containing 3 times more EPA than ordinary fish oil.  Each softgel capsule is 100% pure fish oil containing 700mg Omega-3 EPA, 80mg Omega-3 DHA as well as having a superior 7:1 EPA: DHA ratio.

Read here to learn more.

Resources:

https://www.liveinthenow.com/article/fight-stress-with-fish-oil

https://www.psychologytoday.com/intl/blog/in-the-zone/201201/anxiety-and-omega-3-fatty-acids

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/237508.php

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