The interim results of a pioneering study involving 60 toddlers in Durham have provided impressive evidence of the effects of omega-3 oil on children’s learning abilities.

After they had taken daily supplements of fish oil for three months 60% of the toddlers had improved concentration. Their learning skills were improved and symptoms of attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were reduced.

In another study recently published by Durham County Council in association with Oxford University, children with learning and behavioural conditions showed ‘highly significant improvements’ when treated with ‘eye q’, a combination of omega-3 fish oil and omega-6 evening primrose oil. More than 100 children aged six to 12 years, from varying socioeconomic backgrounds, were selected on the basis of a diagnosis of dyspraxia, many with accompanying conditions such as ADHD and dyslexia. Positive improvements were found after three months and 40% of the children made significant improvements in reading and spelling.

In a separate three-month trial using eye q sponsored by the Daily Mail, junior school pupils’ reading ages went from an average of nine months above their actual age to 18 months above their actual age.

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