Meta-Analysis Shows Potential of Omega-3s for ADHD Symptoms

By: Mark Lange, PhD

 

Data collected from seven clinical trials indicate that Omega-3s provide an improvement in ADHD symptoms in children and adolescents.  The seven randomized controlled trials with 534 young people showed that omega-3 supplementation improved attention and hyperactivity symptoms.  The dose of 500 mg/day EPA provided the best results.  The researchers believe that omega-3 is optimizing neurotransmitter function.

 

Source:  doi: 10.1038/npp.2017.160