Journal of Advancement in Medicine 8(3): 193-200, Fall 1995.
The effectiveness of Garom Amoricum (Stabilium) on Reducing Anxiety in College Students.
is probably the study being referred to. This was apparently an alternative medicine journal, not indexed by PubMed. In fact, no pubmed hits on any variations of the name (unless I'm missing something because I'm really tired). Remember that not all peer-reviewed journals are created equal, and this study was evidently carried out by med students upon other college students.
Besides quotes from Dr. Dorman (author of the above study), I can't find any info about this that isn't marketing. Lots of info about how the Romans and Celts used it as a mental elixir, combined with modern pseudo-science in statements like: "The Blue Ling fish evolved a highly specialized physiology and metabolism able to cope with the stress of these extreme environmental conditions. It is believed because the Blue Ling has been able to adapt to such extreme stress, eating its autolysed polypeptides can also help us support a healthy stress response. (The scientific study of this type of conferred benefit from one species eating another is known as xenohormesis)
This is basically fish oil. See here
for composition info from the company, and here
for a couple of articles and studies (second is linked at very bottom).
When Cerebrolysin (blended and filtered pig brain) can be one of the most effective AD treatments in the world, I guess it's not completely implausible that these fish proteins and amino acids could have more profound effects than regular fish oil. But I have to wonder why there has been no flurry of studies in more reputable peer-reviewed journals in the 15 years since the Dorman study, when studies of other alternative and holistic medicines abound.Here's
another article/interview with Dorman.
I'd be skeptical of this one. Although I'd still be interested to hear of any accounts, or additional info.
Edited by chrono, 27 November 2009 - 04:38 AM.