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Yet another reason to up your omega-3 intake: Omega-3 is emerging as an effective option for supporting a positive mood and helping to combat anxiety and depression.

More than 3 million Australians are living with depression or anxiety. Depression alone causes 6 million lost working days and 12 million days of reduced productivity each year. It is estimated to cost Australian businesses $12 billion annually in lost productivity and staff turnover.

We had a brief chat with global omega-3 health expert and consultant to the World Health Organization, Stuart Tomc, who said there is mounting evidence that deficiencies in omega-3 fatty acids are linked to some mental health conditions.

Tomc believes omega-3 fatty acids may be a cost-effective preventative treatment and, in some cases, an alternative to pharmaceuticals.

“Research now indicates that low levels of omega-3 fatty acids, particularly eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), are associated with some mental health conditions,”

>> Watch Stuart’s video on fish oil for mood support

With over twenty years experience in the field of Nutritional Medicine, Stuart Tomc is an authority on evidence-based dietary supplements. He is a respected consultant to the World Health Organization and integrative physicians worldwide having travelled the world as an educator and trainer for over 10 years. With an accomplished background in media appearances, Stuart is adept at educating, entertaining, and delivering a powerful message on important health subjects in today’s changing world.

In addition, he was a contributing writer in Dr. Perricone’s Seven Secrets to Beauty, Health and Longevity by Dr. Nicholas Perricone, and has appeared on almost 50 television shows and exhibited at over 150 natural health and product shows. Stuart currently serves as Global Educator and Spokesperson for Nordic Naturals.