We’ve all heard claims about fish oil “curing” ADHD, but what does the latest research show? Mixed results, at best. Further study on fish oil and ADHD is warranted.
As you can probably already tell, the point of taking fish oil for ADHD is that it’s a really effective and easy-to-use supplement that delivers consistent results. If you have ADHD, and you don’t get a lot of seafood in your diet, there’s a very good chance that you need to be taking fish oil to balance your level of omega-3 fatty acids.
On the face of things these results look fairly conclusive. However, when you take into account that by their own admission they had a real battle with the children (and in some cases parents) to change their eating habits then the results - to a qualified dietician and anyone who knows what a balanced diet is – swing. Far from seeming to show that fish oil cures ADHD and dyspraxia, it rather appears to demonstrate the need for a very balanced diet, with all these nutritional components included in the first place.
Thanks for providing more research on the benefits of omega 3 fish oils on ADHD. I believe a larger portion of the research should focus on determining if there exists a therapeutic level of omega 3 fatty acids and the effects on ADHD.