5 NUTRIENTS THAT CAN HELP KIDS LABELED WITH ADHD

3. Essential Fatty Acids

I explain in more depth about our typical essential fatty acid (EFA) imbalance in my article about Essential Fatty Acid Deficiency – Effects, Symptoms & Sources of Omega-3’s.

To sum it up, almost all of us are deficient in Omega-3’s and don’t have a proper Omega-3-6-9 ratio. This imbalance leads to all sorts of health issues – ADHD included.

Plus, the conversion of essential fats into DHA, AA, and EPA can be inhibited by certain foods like wheat and dairy. The conversion is also blocked by other vitamin and mineral deficiencies like B, C, Zinc, and Magnesium.

Research from Purdue University discovered that kids with ADHD are not getting an adequate amount of nutrients required for essential fatty acid conversion and as a result have low levels of EPA, DHA, and AA. Omega-3 and Omega-6 or GLA supplementation helped reduce ADHD symptoms. Other research studies have also confirmed this fact.

My boys love Barlean’s Orange Cream Omega Swirl – they take it straight from the spoon. It tastes like an orange creamsicle! Total Omega combines a healthy ratio of all the essential fatty acids necessary for optimal health in just 2 teaspoons a day.

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