Omega-3 fatty acids are a crucial component of a healthy diet. They help feed the brain and keep it healthy. Also, they are part of the process of building new cells. Many studies suggest that omega-3 supplements offer several benefits for children. The types of omega-3 fats are: eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). Is your child getting enough Omega 3’s?
- Omega-3 is needed for the brain.
Sixty percent of our brain is composed of fat and the Omega-3 fatty acid DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) makes up around 10-15% of this. In a 6-month study, 183 children who ate a spread high in omega-3 fatty acids experienced improved verbal learning ability and memory.
- Omega-3 may improve childrens' sleep.
One study in 395 children tied lower blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids to a higher risk of sleep problems. DHA supplementation led to a reduction in the number of night time disturbances.
- Could reduce asthma.
Some studies have found that omega-3 fatty acid supplements help relieve these symptoms. For instance, a 10-month study in 29 children noted that taking a fish oil capsule containing 120 mg of combined DHA and EPA daily helped decrease symptoms of asthma.
- Omega-3 for ADHD.
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common neurodevelopmental disorder. Standard treatment with stimulants can have severe side effects and intolerance and so the demand for an alternative treatment is high. In a study of nearly 200 schoolchildren, those who ate a diet low in omega-3s had a 31 percent higher risk of being diagnosed with ADHD.
Less inattention, less hyperactivity, less disobedience, less hostility — and better spelling, too. These were among the symptom-relieving benefits experienced by children with ADHD who took an omega-3 supplement every day for four months, according to researchers.
- Omega-3 may reduce insulin resistance in obese children.
In a study on obese children and adolescents, it was found that omega-3 fatty acid supplementation was able to significantly reduce glucose (blood sugar) and insulin (the hormone that stops your blood sugar levels from becoming too high) concentrations, as well as decrease triglyceride concentrations.
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- 0 to 12 months: 0.5 grams/day
- 1 to 3 years: 0.7 grams/day
- 4 to 8 years: 0.9 grams/day
- 9 to 13 years (boys): 1.2 grams/day
- 9 to 13 years (girls): 1.0 grams/day
- 14 to 18 years (boys): 1.6 grams/day
- 14 to 18 years (girls): 1.1 grams/day