Fish Oil and ADHD

We are sure Kenzie has ADHD.  We also feel that her diet can control it… so we do not see a traditional doctor for it.  We will NOT medicate.  Members of our family have all answered 14 questions (Does my child have ADHD), coming up with 10-11 yes answers. The rule of thumb is 8 or more indicate ADHD.  Our Naturopath Doctor has recommended fish oil in addition to removing the foods she is reactive to and adding other vitamin supplements.

I have been doing some research about using fish oil for ADHD and found several good articles.

http://ezinearticles.com/?Fish-Oil-for-ADD-or-ADHD-Is-there-a-Positive-Health-Connection-between-Fish-Oil-and-ADD-or-ADHD?&id=631243

http://www.mercola.com/2006/jul/4/fish_oil_treats_adhd_better_than_ritalin.htm

http://www.mercola.com/2002/jul/20/adhd.htm

http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/id/QAA400011

For now, we have started on Nordic Naturals DHA Junior.  Kenzie doesn’t like the taste, but at $27 a bottle, we will use this one up before we switch to something else.

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2 Responses to Fish Oil and ADHD

  1. Lindsay says:

    Hi, my son is 7, and is COMPLETELY HYPER ACTIVE! Very smart, just on the go-NON STOP. (so 1. before anyone can say AHDH is a myth, come to my house). He has nto been “diagnosed” yet. Although you can look at him and see he is an OVERLY active child. he means well and is good, but he has no focus on things, at school, and I am really sick of asking him 17 times to do things. Which brings me here. I came accross an article on Fish oil and ADHD and wondering if anyone has A MAGIC DIET or anything. I just need him to focus when its time to focus and play when its time to play. I do not want to create a zombie nor an inactive child… Just one who listens, ahhh maybe my nerves will be a little less frazzled. So for anyone who has pointers, of any kind please let me know.
    Please no bashing on my parenting skills, as this is not an act of how he was raised. Thanks.

  2. Paula Abbas says:

    Hi, I just wanted to comment on fish oil and adhd. My 6yo daughter had been medicated since age 4 and after recent research I started her on omega brite fish oil. She is OFF her adhd medication! It is a miracle. I noticed that the person who wrote was using high DHA fish oil! No, no, no!!! All the research states that the EPA is what is needed, or specifically a ratio of EPA:DHA of 7:1, in an ultra purified form. The traditional fish oils purchased from health food stores and drug stores are low EPA and only about 70% pure. Also, to treat adhd, your child should be taking at least 1gm of EPA fish oil per day. I have spent hours and hours online doing research on the subject and available products and found the best to be omegabrite. I am not associated in any way with the company. They make a liquid that tastes great and supplies over a gram of EPA in only 1/2 teaspoon. I am totally amazed at the difference this has made in our child. No more appetite supression, headaches, medication withdrawal meltdowns, etc. We also are giving it to our 12 yo twin boys at the normal dosage of 1/4 tsp/day. They do not have adhd but struggle with math. We just started them so I’m anxious to see if it helps them in school. Thanks for listening.

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