Fish Oil Treats ADHD Better Than Ritalin

Rebalancing your ratio of omega-3 and omega-6 fats by taking a high quality krill oil is one of the best, easiest and safest ways to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). An interesting Australian study shows just how effective fish oil can be on a group of 130 children (ages 7-12).

Scientists gave some children a combination of fish oil and evening primrose oil for up to seven months, while others were given placebos. Within 15 weeks, the behavior, concentration and school performance of some 40 percent of the children taking fish oil radically improved. What's more, by the end of the study, the number of children getting relief from ADHD via fish oil grew to about 50 percent.

The most striking finding: The behavior of kids who were given placebos at the beginning, then later switched to fish oil, also improved.

So why would anyone give their child a harmful drug like Ritalin that has been linked to cancer? And, why would drug companies sell adults a liver-damaging pill like Strattera to treat ADHD? Only because the adult market is three times larger than the one for kids.

The Daily Mail June 20, 2006

ABC News Online June 21, 2006

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