Numerous studies from different countries (Sweden, England, Spain, Germany, the United States, and Australia) show that at least some children with ADHD clearly benefit from the omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil as a dietary supplement. The matter has been studied for a long time, e.g. In Australia, where a new report on the subject was now published again.

In the light of studies, omega-3 fatty acids have relieved the symptoms of children and adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). A recent meta-analysis based on seven controlled studies at least partially confirms this result. The positive effect was seen only at higher doses of 3-omega fatty acids and required that if the daily amount of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) was more than 500 mg. In light of the results of the study, at least some children and adolescents with ADHD may consider the use of 3-omega fatty acids before attempting anti-ADHD medications. (Source:

It is often suggested that the distorted ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids in the current diet would be partly responsible for the increase in depression, learning disabilities, and ADHD. The optimal ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 has been estimated to be 3: 1. However, this goal is already being achieved in Finland. In the United States, for example, the situation is worse in this respect.In conclusion, fish oils and possibly some other fatty acid supplements (alpha-linolenic acid and gammalinolenic acid) may have beneficial effects on the mental and possibly also neuropsychiatric symptoms of children and adolescents. Source:

Nutritional treatments for ADHD
The addition of some nutrients, such as vitamins and minerals, to the diet has been thought to affect the symptoms of ADHD, as they may theoretically play a role in CNS metabolism related to cognitive functions. EPA) (see also screening review of polyunsaturated fatty acids in the treatment of ADHD in children and adolescents B) and the effect of minerals iron, zinc and magnesium 3. (Source: – Finnish Medical Association Duodecim)

It is no coincidence that our food is “impoverished” composition and additives possible contact with adhd symptoms considered.We also know that allergic diseases have increased, in some children get symptoms from some nutrients especially in their early years
during. We know that there are so-called essential nutrients, as an example, received a lot of attention to polyunsaturated fatty acids
(omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids), which are needed from food because man is unable to produce these himself. Those fatty acids are important parts of central nervous system cell membrane structures. With children who do noteat fatty fish or get no vegetable oil, the intake of polyunsaturated fatty acids may remain too scarce. Some children with ADHD have measured in some studies children lower blood fatty acids, zinc, magnesium and storage iron concentrations. (Source:

For more information, please read:

Milte CM, Parletta N, Buckley JD et al. Increased Erythrocyte Eicosapentaenoic Acid and Docosahexaenoic Acid Are Associated With Improved Attention and Behavior in Children With ADHD in a Randomized Controlled Three-Way Crossover Trial. Journal of Attention Disorders November 8, 2013 1087054713510562
Dervola KS, Roberg BÅ, Woien G, et al. Marine omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids induce sex-specific changes in reinforcer-controlled behaviour and neurotransmitter metabolism in a spontaneously hypertensive rat model of ADHD. Behavioral and Brain Functions 2012, 8:56 doi:10.1186/1744-9081-8-56


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