Fish Oil and ADHD

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A new study by a doctor at Goteborg University in Sweden has concluded that daily doses of Omega-3 fish oil can reduce ADHD symptoms by 50%.

Dr. Sven Ostlund followed a group of ADHD children aged 8-18 who took fish oil daily. Within 6 months, there was a noticeable decrease in ADHD symptoms for about 25% of the children.

According to Dr. Ostlund, “In Sweden, we don’t put children on medication first. We think doctors (here) can now try Omega-3 first and then medication later.”

The theory behind Omega-3 fish oil is that it is vital to proper brain function, and that it supplies nutrients that ADHD brains may need. It is also useful for improving concentration.

A daily dose of Omega-3 fish oil is one of the things I recommend in my Med Free with ADD program.

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Lacy Estelle

Lacy Estelle is the writer of and the Podcast host for An ADD Woman.

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  1. best fish oil out there is simpsons brand. you can get it online at or at GNC stores.

    it is berry flavored(really actually tastes berry flavored, no taste of fish at all) and are in a chewable caplsule(really chewable, not like a vitamin e capsule)
    only kind in USA. currently the product is huge in chinca, australia, and united kingdom.