Children’s Development

posted by on September 9th, 2014

It is recognized, if not understood that children with ADHD can benefit from nutritional supplementation…but is it being applied in practice?
The research is there suggesting that children with ADHD can benefit from the neurologic support of Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids. Research also supports it is prudent to correct relative nutrient deficiencies to decrease the severity of ADHD symptoms. Some of the strongest evidence is in the use of Vitamin C, Zinc and Vitamin A. Parents response- or score card for their kids show appreciable improvement in social interaction, concentration/focus and even healthier bowel habits in children that consume omega fatty acids (n3-PUFA/n6-PUFA) on a daily basis. Benefits were additive with the use of a probiotic and multivitamin sufficient in zinc, vitamin A and Vitamin C.
In summary: The research identifies a trend toward clinical efficacy of the combination nutritional supplementation, to include a full spectrum omega fatty acid. Future research should consider serum B vitamin status utilize self scoring questionnaires by the children to evaluate factors that motivate towards improved behavior.