Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a behavioral disorder characterized by inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity.Several studies note that children with ADHD have lower blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids than their healthy peers.
What’s more, numerous studies observe that omega-3 supplements can reduce the symptoms of ADHD.Omega-3s help improve inattention and task completion. They also decrease hyperactivity, impulsiveness, restlessness and aggression.
Recently, researchers observed that fish oil supplements were one of the most promising treatments for ADHD
“We see a clear connection between mother’s omega-3 status and the children’s ability to solve problems, and we see the same effect at the children’s level of the fatty acid when they are three months,” says researcher Maria Wik Markhus.
In a study in 32 pregnant women, the researchers measured the level of omega-3 fatty acid DHA in the blood of gestational week 28. Then they looked at the children’s ability to solve one-year tasks, using a test that their parents filled out. The higher the level of the DHA mothers, the higher the children cut the test.
In addition, the researchers measured the children’s level of DHA when they were three, six and twelve months old. Although the study is small in scale, it gives important results.
Omega 3 may be beneficial on the heart activity and make a posetive change in the fat composition in the blood. Omega 3 helps to maintain a healthy heart and heathy circulation.