Omega 3 Fatty Acid – Fish Oil is Beneficial to ADHD Kids

Omega 3 Fatty Acids found in fish oil is proving to be beneficial to kids with ADHD.  According to Dr. Yannick Pauli, a leading physician in Switzerland who specializes in ADHD kids, fish oil helps the brain to function more normally.  Many of these children are deficient in the Omega 3 fatty acids DHA and EPA.  These nutrients are vital for normal brain development.  Several studies from Purdue University, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the University of South Australia showed that daily supplementation with  Omega 3 fatty acids in these kids helped to reduce their impulsivity and hyperactivity and improved their focus and attention.

Here are a few quick tips to help improve your consumption of Omega- 3 fatty acids:

  • Increase your consumption of flaxseed oil or other oils rich in omega-3( canola oil, pumpkin seed oil).
  • Increase your consumption of foods rich in omega-3 such as green leafy vegetables, nuts, and deep sea fish.
  • Eliminate all trans fats, and reduce your use of omega-6 rich vegetable oils.

Although the FDA has yet to establish a recommended daily allowance for omega-3 fatty acids, most nutritionists and medicine functional experts agree that children with ADHD should consume at least 1,000 mg of DHA and EPA daily.

There is also some new research showing the ratio of EPA and DHA is important.

Finally, supplement the intake of omega-3 fatty acids with natural antioxidants like zinc or vitamin C.  Omega-3 fatty acids are very fragile, and break down at the slightest provocation; natural antioxidants keep them intact until they reach the brain.

 

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About askdrlask

Chiropractic physician who specializes in natural ADHD treatments, natural treatments for neck pain and back pain. Wellness programs and overall health and wellness tips and information. I operate Ask Dr Lask Wellness Center inside of Finney's All N 1 Health Club on Watson Rd. in Crestwood, MO ( St. Louis county). I've taken advanced training from Dr. Yannick Pauli of Switzerland for ADHD Wellness treatment. I specialize in treating sports injuries including strain/sprains, neck injuries, back pain, muscle spasms, headaches, migraines, sciatica, etc. I measure your nerve function using sEMG, thermal scans, and HRV-heart rate variability. Nerve interference leads to decreased function. We remove the interference to the nerve system and restore health. We combine nutrition with chiropractic and regular exercise to promote overall health, vitality, and longevity.
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