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Omega-3′s Improve Thinking Speed & Attention

You may be aware that Preferred Nutrition is now carrying Sea Rich Omega-3 Fish Oils, in some really great flavours that everyone in the family will love. Omega-3′s are proven to be beneficial to everyone, and for a variety of good healthy reasons. There is no reason to not take them. So when you add to that this newly released study as outlined below by Linda Woolven and Ted Snider from The Natural Path Newsletter, each family really has no reason not to reach for a flavour they’ll all tolerate very well. Please read on, and go to PNO.CA for the store locator to find a Health Food Store or Natural Pharmacy near you who may stock it.

Omega-3 essential fatty acids can help your brain. A new study has now shown that it can help teenagers think faster and focus better. . . .

The study measured blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids in 266 teenagers between the ages of thirteen and fifteen who had low omega-3 blood levels. Each of the teens took a cognitive test that measured information processing speed and a second test that measured attention and focus.

The kids with higher levels of omega-3 had better processing speed and attention/focus.

This study adds more evidence that omega-3′s deficiencies can contribute to cognitive and attention problems and that supplementing omega-3′s can help. Deficiencies of omega-3 fatty acids are linked to ADHD. When kids with ADHD were given either a fatty acid supplement or a placebo for twelve weeks in a double-blind study, the fatty acid supplement produced significant improvement in cognitive function and behaviour compared to the placebo (Panminerva Med 1995;37:137-41).

In another study, 400mg of flaxseed oil–a very rich source of omega-3′s–and an insignificant 25mg of vitamin C given twice a day for three months led to significant improvement in children with ADHD (Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids2006;74:17-21).

Nutrients 2016;8:13

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