New Research: Omega-3’s and ADHD

Well, parents, August long weekend is now behind us and you all know what that means: back to school is right around the corner.

For many this is an exciting time. But for others it can be a time of increasing stress. Especially if your child has been diagnosed with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) or you believe they may be dealing with it.

ADHD and Children in Canada

According to the Center for ADHD Awareness Canada (CADDAC) ADHD is the most common psychiatric issue facing kids in our country with 1 in 20 children believed to have the affliction. That means, on average, there’s at least one ADHD child in each classroom in the country.

ADHD can manifest itself in a number of ways and CADDAC states that:

“Children, adolescents and adults with untreated ADHD are at a greater risk for:
– Learning difficulties, less academic success, school dropout, and fewer years of schooling
– Additional mental health disorders and problems with self-esteem
– Substance abuse and a greater chance of becoming involved in the justice system
– More accidents and sustaining injuries, more automobile accidents and earlier death”

These are frightening possibilities for any concerned parent. But what is one to do?

CADDAC believes a multi-prong approach to fighting ADHD is the best. This can however, quite often include powerful and addictive stimulants.

Omega-3’s: A Natural Option?

There is now though, growing evidence that natural Omega-3 could be an effective tool to help children who struggle with attention issues.

A recent paper published in “Neuropsychopharmacology”  is shining a light on the benefits that Omega-3 supplements can have in the fight against ADHD.

The scientific work involved over 700 children and assessed how Omega-3 supplements impacted their cognitive abilities. The findings clearly pointed to Omega-3 supplements having a profoundly positive impact on ADHD children.

The study came to the conclusion that Omega-3 supplementation: “improves clinical symptoms and cognitive performances in children and adolescents with ADHD, and that these youth have a deficiency in [Omega-3] levels. Our findings provide further support to the rationale for using [Omega-3’s] as a treatment option for ADHD.”

In clear terms: the study determined that kids with ADHD need more Omega-3’s in their diet. And when they get them: they do better.


Why SeaDNA Omega-3 Seal Oil?

Contains DPA

Omega-3 supplements are natural and safe for all ages. Their beneficial properties come from fatty acids: critical health building blocks. In most supplements, this includes DHA and EPA.

In SeaDNA Omega-3 Seal Oil however, this includes DHA, EPA AND DPA. Seal oil is one of the only places on earth (outside of a mother’s breast milk) where DPA can be found in high concentrations. It has unique benefits on its own but can also act as a natural boost to augment EPA and DHA integration in the body. Click here to learn more about DPA

Toxin Free

Not only does SeaDNA Omega-3 Seal Oil contain DPA you can be assured it’s pure and free of all toxins. We take great pride in delivering a product that is of the highest-quality. All batches are tested for impurities by a third party and we have posted those results for you to examine at : https://www.seadna.ca/quality/

Easy to digest

Another nice bonus for parents is that SeaDNA Omega-3 Seal Oil is easy to digest. The fact it comes from a mammal means our body is naturally more inclined to absorb and integrate its benefits. This means any concerns about “fishy burps” can be pushed aside.

 

We know there is nothing more important to a parent than the well-being of their child. We encourage you to speak to your family doctor about Omega-3 supplements as an option for ADHD treatment. If you do however choose to explore it, we recommend giving SeaDNA Omega-3 Seal Oil a long look. 

We should also point out that Omega-3 supplementation is good for people of all ages dealing with attention issues. 

It’s natural, of guaranteed quality and is purely Canadian through and through. SeaDNA Omega-3 Seal Oil has been classified as a Natural Product by Health Canada. 

If any parent has questions about SeaDNA Omega-3 Seal Oil please feel free to contact us at [email protected].

To purchase SeaDNA Omega-3 Seal Oil: www.boutique.seadna.ca/catalog

For additional information on alternatives to chemical treatments for ADHDLink – Cognitune

Yours in good health,

SeaDNA Canada

Sources: 

(Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids in Youths with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Clinical Trials and Biological Studies – JanePei-Chen Chang, Kuan-Pin Su, Valeria Mondelli and Carmine M Pariante)

THE OMEGA-3/OMEGA-6 RATIO AND SEADNA OMEGA-3 SEAL OIL

As time moves on very little remains the same. The lives we lead today bear little resemblance to what we knew one hundred, fifty, or even twenty years ago. There do though, remain certain constants. The basic make-up of the human body is one of them.

We may be taller and we may live longer now thanks to better health care and nutrition options. But at our core the same truths that govern our health haven’t changed for millennia.

One of these is a healthy Omega-6/Omega-3 ratio.

The Omega Balance 

Health researchers believe that our original diets (back when haute couture was a well-placed loin cloth) consisted of an Omega 3-6 ratio of 1:1. We ate fresh fish, fresh meat and fresh fruits and vegetables. Processed or fried food wasn’t even a thought. Now, it’s the first thought for many when it comes to their diet.

It’s estimated the Omega ratio in Western diets is now at 15:1 in favour of Omega-6’s thanks in large part to deep fried and processed food choices. (Simopoulos, 2002)

So why is this so important and potentially dangerous?

Think of your Omega ratio like a teeter-totter. The more Omega-6 you put in your body the better your chances of harming your health. Unfortunately, the dietary norms of today heavily tilts our internal Omega teeter-totter toward the unhealthy.

The higher our Omega-6 levels compared to Omega-3, the more at risk we are for many serious health issues. Among them: cancer, heart problems, increased inflammation and autoimmune disease.

Improving our diet is one way to get our health back on track. By eliminating unhealthy food choices we can take steps towards balancing our Omega levels. Adding an Omega-3 supplement can also be a major help. SeaDNA Omega-3 Seal Oil may just be your most complete and best option for this         

SeaDNA Seal Oil: A Natural, Pure Omega-3

Not only is SeaDNA Omega-3 Seal Oil natural and pure, science has proven seal oil’s effectiveness at righting the body’s Omega balance.

A concrete example comes to us from Norway where a study (Bjørkkjær et al. 2006) clearly concluded: “… administration of seal oil normalised the n-6 to n-3 Fatty Acid ratio and improved the bodily pain dimension of health related quality of life of patients ….”

The ratio of SeaDNA Seal Oil is almost 8:1 in favour of Omega-3, an excellent balance to help promote better overall health. And as science has shown us, seal oil is proven to improve the critical Omega ratio.

Our genetics will always have a huge say over how our health progresses as we age. However, the dietary choices we make are also critically important.

SeaDNA Omega-3 Seal Oil is a choice many should explore to help ensure they give themselves the best chance at lasting health.

Why Seal Oil?

Contains DPA

Seal oil contains slightly less EPA and DHA than fish oil, but approximately 4% of DPA, giving an equivalent total Omega-3 level. (Brox et al. 2001) 

     

 Sn1 and Sn3 Positioning

The Omega-3 PUFAs in fish oil are mainly located in sn-2 position of the triacylglycerol (TAG) molecule, while they are located almost exclusively in sn-1 or sn-3 position in seal oil.

Thanks to the seal being a mammal (and us humans being the same) our bodies are naturally more inclined to accept and integrate Omega-3 from seal oil. This means no more “fishy burps” and better overall Omega-3 performance and retention. (Brockerhoff, 1968) (Yoshida, 1996)

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SeaDNA Omega-3 Seal Oil: your complete Omega-3 supplement choice.

References:

  1. Simopoulos AP. The importance of the ratio of omega-6/omega-3 essential fatty acids. Biomed Pharmacother. 2002 Oct;56 (8):365-79. 
  2. Bjørkkjær et al. Short-term duodenal seal oil administration normalised n-6 to n-3 fatty acid ratio in rectal mucosa and ameliorated bodily pain in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Lipids in Health and Disease 2006, 5:6 doi:10.1186/1476-511X-5-6) 
  3. Brox J, Olaussen K, Osterud B, Elvevoll EO, Bjornstad E, Brattebog G, Iversen H: A long-term seal- and cod-liver-oil supplementation in hypercholesterolemic subjects. Lipids 2001, 36:7-13. 
  4. Brockerhoff H, Hoyle RJ, Hwang PC, Litchfield C: Positional Distribution of Fatty Acids in Depot Triglycerides of Aquatic Animals. Lipids 1968, 3:24-29.
  5. Yoshida H, Kumamaru J, Mawatari M, Ikeda I, Imaizumi K, Tsuji H, Seto A: Lymphatic absorption of seal and fish oils and their effect on lipid metabolism and eicosanoid production in rats. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem 1996, 60:1293-1298.