Welcome to FirstAid4Free

Welcome to my first aid site. I'm a first aid trainer and assessor. I've been teaching first aid for about 10 years now. Everyone should have some first aid knowledge for in the home and work place. Not everyone has the chance to attend a full first aid course so I'll provide some key first aid points every week.

Important Notice

The information on this site is for guidance only. The first aid procedures are those in the current edition of the First Aid Manual at the time of inclusion on the site. Attendance on a first aid course to practice these procedures is always recommended.


In 2007, the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry together with Women's Fitness Magazine have published a Meta analysis of double blind placebo controlled trials assessing anti-depressant efficacy of Omega 3 fatty acids. It was found that Omega 3 fatty acids may have significant anti-depressant effects. Ten double blind placebo control studies involving patients with mood disorders taking Omega 3 fatty acids for at least four weeks had been included in this analysis. Unlike any kind of alternative medicine products, Omega 3 was found to be effective for depression as well as bipolar disorder. Large prospective study conducted by the Imaging Center in Philadelphia which involved 7,903 participants found that moderate intake of Omega 3 may lower the risk of stress, anxiety and depression. For different groups of participants, the risk reductions were running from 21 to 35%.

The low level of Omega 3 along with high level of Omega 6 fatty acids was found to be associated with depressive symptoms and neuroticism. This study was conducted at the Department of Psychology at Allegheny College at Midvale, PA. The study involved 116 volunteers. The low serum levels of Omega 3 fatty acids along with high levels of Omega 6 were found to be associated with greater depressive symptoms and neuroticism. The participants completed the Beck Depression Inventory and NEO Personalities Inventory – revised.

So, next time you are shopping for vitamins - take a look at High Potency Omega 3 fatty acids!