Consumers / Children

Why we need Omega-3s | Importance of Long Chain Omega-3s | Pregnancy | Children | Teenagers and Adults | Consuming Omega-3


Long chain omega-3s (DHA and EPA) play an important role in the normal development and function of the brain. Increasing evidence indicates that a deficiency in omega-3s in early childhood may contribute to behaviour and learning difficulties in children. For instance, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dyslexia, dyspraxia and autism spectrum disorders are often associated with a very low level of omega-3 fatty acids in the body. Clinical trials have indicated that long chain omega-3s (DHA and EPA) supplementation does improve behavioural and learning difficulties in some children and teenagers.