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Eat To Grow: Depression Regression

Specific supplements can relieve mild anxiety naturally.

Depression certainly isn’t going to help your bodybuilding progress, and if it’s moderate to severe, you certainly should seek professional help. If you’re just feeling a mild case of down-in-the-dumps anxiety, however, you may want to try a few natural supplements.

An article in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (62:1-9; 1995) discusses the positive effect of fatty acids on depression. Subjects were given borage oil due to its high content of omega-6 fatty acids along with a lowfat diet that included fish, which is high in omega-3s. [Note: Muscle-Link’s Omega Stak contains borage oil as well as essential omega-3 fatty acids.]

In addition, ‘Treatment with oral phosphatidylserine markedly improved depressive symptomatolgy in 11 elderly subjects.’ PS is famous in bodybuilding circles for decreasing cortisol, a stress hormone that can force the body to cannibalize muscle tissue. [The most popular PS supplement is Muscle-Link’s Cort-Bloc.] PS’s antidepressant effects are a bonus, as is its ability to improve mental acuity. Mood enhancement, better focus and decreased muscle catabolism’PS is a true triple-threat supplement. IM

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