Clinical Trial adds to Omega-3's ADHD Benefit Claims

In south Australia, 132 children were given essential fatty acid supplements (provided by Equazen Nutraceuticals) derived from high-EPA marine fish oil and virgin evening primrose oil (GLA). The randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study caught the attention of educators due to the improvement in ADHD symptoms noted. One research commented, "We need more understanding about biological mechanisms, degree of relative PUFA deficiency and which children are most likely to respond, and also the relative importance of the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, and the inclusion of omega-6 fatty acid GLA, in the supplement that has received successful outcomes in the UK and Adelaide trials."

Study: N. Sinn, J. Bryan. Effect of supplementation with polyunsaturated fatty acids and micronutrients on learning and behavior problems associated with child ADHD, Journal of Developmental & Behavioural Pediatrics Vol 28, Pages 82-91.

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