Fish Oil and Children
Improving Thinking Skills and Behavior in 8-12 Year-Olds
Forever Arctic Sea and Its Health Benefits
Part 3: Behavioral and Learning Benefits for Children
There are numerous studies conducted and published in medical journals that indicate the multiple benefits of omega-3 essential fatty acids (E-EPA and DHA) on behavioral and learning skills of children.
In a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, children with lower levels of these fatty acids had significantly more behavioral problems than did children with higher levels of them. These problems included temper tantrums, and learning disabilities, health issues, and sleep problems. Other disorders related to an omega-3 deficit include attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children. Studies have shown that taking fish oil on a regular basis seems to improve the thinking skills and overall behavior in 8 to 12 year-old children with ADHD.
There is also a study published in the April 2007 edition of the Journal of the Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, regarding omega−3 supplementation in children with learning and behavioral problems. It was a randomized, placebo-controlled, and double-blinded interventional trial. The ratings of behavior improved significantly for the children taking the omega-3 supplements. The results support the findings of previous studies that have found an improvement in the developmental and behavioral health of children with essential fatty acid supplementation.
The Forever Living Product Arctic Sea (www.foreverliving.com) is a valuable supplement for obtaining these omega-3 essential fatty acids for children, since it is a pure high-quality, mercury-free source of fish oil. I recommend one to four a capsules of Forever Arctic Sea a day, depending on the child’s age and severity of behavioral issues.
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