How Fatty Acids Affect ADHD
Omega 3 & 6 are both well known for their positive effects on the human body and now, according to the Journal of Child Neurology, they are helping children with ADHD.
In a study conducted in Sri Lanka, it was reported that children with ADHD who took Omega 3 and 6 for six months were calmer, capable of concentrating for longer periods of time and more cooperative. Without Ritalin or behavioural therapy they were naturally able to improve the children’s schooling experience and ability to learn.
The study included 94 participants between the ages of 6 and 12, all diagnosed with ADHD. From those children, a smaller selection was randomly selected to take a combination of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acid supplements. And, at the end of the trial, 47% showed an improvement in the key issues of concern– amazing!
The body can’t produce the essential fatty acids that carry Omega-3 and 6, which means parents and children have to rely on their diet to make sure they get what they need. What this means is that if a child with ADHD increases their Omega-3 and 6 intake, they could potentially become a better student and more cooperative members of society as they grow older.
Additional research is most certainly needed before we know if the combination of Omega-3 and Omega-6 is a conclusive solution to ADHD. But, there are certainly indications that they have a very positive effects on those suffering from the disorder.
If you feel your child is struggling with concentration and cooperation issues, try and incorporate Omega-3 and 6 in their daily diet. You can find it in a variety of foods, like fish and Blue Band medium spread with Omega 3 & 6, which will certainly increase your child’s daily consumption of the essential fatty acids that their body desperately needs.