Fish Oil Treats ADHD Better Than Ritalin
Yeah to the Australians. They found that fish oil improves the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) without any of the side effects of drugs like Ritalin and Concerta -- and more effectively. This was a study by the University of Adelaide in Australia.
When 130 children between the ages of 7 and 12 with ADHD were given fish oil capsules daily, behavior dramatically improved within three months. Further:
- After seven months, the children were not as restless and showed improvements at school
- Improvements in concentration and attention improved by one-third
- After 15 weeks, 30-40 percent of the children taking fish oil had improvements
- After 30 weeks, 40-50 percent improved
- Children taking placebo capsules were later switched to fish oil and subsequently also experienced improved behavior
Improvements were still being seen after the study ended, which suggests the fish oils may have long-term effects. When the researchers compared their results to studies of Ritalin and Concerta for ADHD, they found that fish oils were more effective.
ADHD drugs are known to carry serious side effects, including insomnia, changes in personality, cardiotoxicity, heart attack, stroke and even sudden death. In the UK, nine children have died after taking the drugs.
Ritalin is classified as a type 2 narcotic. Other drugs in this category are cocaine, crack and heroin. That is how dangerous and addictive Ritalin can be for children.
Where is a good source of Fish Oil found?
Grass fed cows and naturally raised/caught fish. Grass Fed Beef that is humanly raised and butchered is actually better for you than fish. It gives you more of the good fats than fish does. You can order it online if you want.
The problem is most beef now days is grain fed, because it is cheaper, easier, and fattens the cows up quicker which means more money.
You can also take a good fish oil supplement. A good really cheap source is Costco. Yes, you read that right, Costco. They turn over so much product, that it is actually a great source of fish oils.
One of the biggest keys in quality fish oil is freshness.
Next week my newsletter will have what I found as a great source of inexpensive Fish Oil.
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