A new school year is just around the corner. For some kids (and almost all adults) this is a happy occasion. Other kids struggle more in school and may not be as excited to board that big yellow bus again. If only there was something that could help your kiddo pay attention and think better! Good news, parental units: according to two new studies, that something is omega-3 fatty acids like DHA. If you’re expecting a little one, there’s even more reason to smile. Taking omega-3s when you’re preggers may also help your tot enter kindergarten at a healthy weight.
Here are three ways DHA can help:
Paying attention and staying focused in school is a big problem for loads of littles. Omega-3s can help. A meta-analysis (a study that analyzes the results of previous studies) which looked at seven different “gold standard” studies totaling over 500 children and teens found that taking an omega-3 supplement helped them pay better attention and calm their wiggly bodies, according to their parents’ reports.*,
Kids need more than just smarts to
succeed at school. They also need mental flexibility, the capacity to switch
from thinking about one concept to another. A study of 307 kids (ages 2 to 6) required
them to learn a set of rules for sorting cards and then to discard those rules
and apply different ones. Sounds challenging, right? Not to fear, the kids with
higher levels of omega-3s in their blood were up for the challenge and did better
at the task.*
The problem of overweight children is
no joke. The number of American kids who are very overweight has more than
tripled since the 70s.
All signs point to omega-3 fatty acids being good for kids’ minds and bodies.
(There’s a reason they’re called essential fatty acids.) The question is: How do you get more of them in your kids’ bodies? Omega-3s are found in fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, and cod as well as in the algae fish eat. (That’s where the fish get it.) As you probably already know if you’re a parent, many kids aren’t fans of fish (or seaweed). Don’t worry, we’ve got an easy fix.
Supplement your kids’ diet with Udo’s Oil DHA 3-6-9 Blend.
Udo’s Oil DHA 3-6-9 Blend made from unrefined, sustainably sourced, DHA-rich algae, plus unrefined, organic oils from flax, sunflower, sesame, evening primrose, coconut, rice bran, and oat bran. Because it’s not made from fish, there’s no fishy taste—just pure omega nutrition.
To keep it as fresh as possible, Udo's Oil is freshly pressed in a low-heat, low-light, and oxygen-free environment, packaged in brown glass, then stored in a box. Bonus: Udo’s Oil DHA 3-6-9 Blend is kosher, GMO-free, and vegetarian, so just about anyone can feel good about giving it to their kids. It’s time to bring on math class!
Daniells S. Nutraingredients. 2019 Jan 14. https://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Article/2017/07/31/Meta-analysis-supports-potential-of-omega-3s-for-ADHD