Posted by: nada | 2009-04-15


omega 3 fatty acids

whats the relation between adhd and treating by omega3 fatty acids

Expert's Reply


ADHD Expert

Dear Nada,
Your question is a bit of a controversial one, with experts arguing for and against the treatment. Omega 3 essential fatty acids are needed for the brain to function properly, in a little more detail Omega 3's are needed to enhance the connectivity between synapses in the brain which impacts on learning ability and memory. There is no argument here; the argument comes in on whether or not putting a child on a high dose of Omega 3s, which should be in a diet anyway, can be called a treatment. Regardless of what you would like to call it, theses essential fatty acids are vital to any diet and some parents have noticed an improvement in their children. However, this begs another question: do the fatty acids really improve behaviour? An increase in omega 3 may improve a child's learning ability and concentration and therefore enable them to focus for slightly longer periods. The increase in Omega's however, will not reduce hyperactivity. I wish there was a shorter answer to your question.
Kind regards,

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