DHA and EPA supplementation may help children with ADHD


Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) frequently act without thinking, can be hyperactive and have trouble focusing. They often have low self-esteem and can develop additional emotional and social problems. In addition, they have higher rates of conflict behaviors (negative comments, irritability and poor communication and involvement) and a lower probability of completing schooling compared to children who don’t have ADHD. This is why the early diagnosis and an appropriate treatment are so important.

Recently, a study has investigated the effects of 4 months of supplementation with docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) or eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) or linoleic acid (LA) on attention, behavior and literacy skills in children with ADHD. Outcomes showed that an increment in EPA + DHA levels in red blood cells was associated with an improvement in spelling and attention, a reduction in oppositional behavior, cognitive problems, hyperactivity and inattention.

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