Let’s talk about Omega’s. 

Omega-3 deficiency is a common problem in the United States. 

That’s because foods that are high in Omega-3 fatty acids are ones that are rarely consumed by most Americans, especially children. 

Our bodies cannot make Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids on their own. The only way we obtain these types of fat is through diet or supplementation. 

Omega-3 fatty acids can be found in the following foods: 

?  Oily fish like salmon, trout, mackerel, tuna, and sardines

? Nuts like almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, and pecans

❤️️ Seeds like chia, flax, and pumpkin seeds

But, as mentioned, most Americans don’t eat enough of these foods. 

AND, to make matters worse, most Americans eat way TOO MANY Omega-6 fatty acids, which are found in many plant-based oils. 

Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids are meant to be in a one-to-one ratio in the body. 

Unfortunately, due to the Western diet, the amount of Omega-6 in our bodies has reached unprecedented proportions. In contrast, Omega-3 is typically extremely low in Americans, especially in children who rarely eat oily fish! 

Paul Montgomery, a researcher at the University of Oxford in England, gave school-age children fish oil supplementation for three months to help boost their Omega-3 intake. At the end of that time, he found that those taking the supplements showed improvement in behavior, as well as in reading and spelling. 

He concluded that “a lack of certain polyunsaturated fatty acids may contribute to dyslexia and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.” 

Now, will supplementation be the be-all-and-end-all, miracle fix? No. 

You can’t supplement your way out of a poor diet.

BUT…supplementation, especially when paired with dietary changes, can support the body and help children with ADHD THRIVE! 

We just released an OMEGA supplement in our store called OMEGA Thrive.

I love this particular supplement because it’s in liquid form, making it easy for children who aren’t yet able to swallow pills.

Having a proper fatty acid ratio helps support brain function, memory, clear thinking, mood, and organizational skills, all things that children with ADHD can benefit from. 

OMEGA Thrive – BUY HERE

Source: Hallowell, Edward, et al. “Can a Daily Fish Oil Supplement Help Curb Symptoms of ADHD?” ADDitude, ADDitude, Updated Jan 5, 2022, https://www.additudemag.com/fish-oil-for-adhd-symptoms/. Accessed 23 Nov 2021. 

 

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