Children and Omega 3

Children feel better about themselves thanks to omega-3s

Children and Omega 3

Children aged 8 to 16who receive omega-3 supplements have fewer behavioral problems and are less anxious.

Instead of bemoaning your children’s overflows, you could make sure they have enough omega-3s!

Omega-3s reduce aggressive and antisocial behavior in children, according to a study from the University of Pennsylvania in th Child Psychology and Psychiatry newspaper. Omega-3s are believed to reduce aggressive and antisocial behavior in children.

Long-chain omega-3s are fatty acids found in oily fish or found in supplement form. Our body can also make them from the precursor, alpha-linolenic acid(nuts, flax seeds, linseed oil, rapeseed oil, etc.).

Omega-3s support neuronal and brain health.

100 children aged 8 to 16 received fruit juice with 1 g omega-3 once daily for 6 months and 100 children received the same placebo drink without supplement. Aggressive and antisocial behavior returned to baseline in the control group at 12 months, while it remained low in the omega-3 group.

Therefore, omega-3 supplementation for 6 months in children appears to have effects on long-term nerve development.

SOURCES : Raine A1, Portnoy J, Liu J, Mahoomed T, Hibbeln JR. Reduction in behavior problems with omega-3 supplementation in children aged 8-16 years: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, stratified, parallel-group trial. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2015 May;56(5):509-20. doi: 10.1111/jcpp.12314.

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