Fish oil/Omegas

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Registered: 05-06-2007
Fish oil/Omegas
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Sat, 09-18-2010 - 1:15pm

I haven't posted here for awhile but this year started off a little rocky in 4th grade. Each school year is a bit of an adjustment in acquainting the new teacher with my son and his needs. Anyway, I recently read about the benefits of fish oil and we are giving it a go. We initially bought Animal Parade DHA supplements but then I found Kids Factors Balanced Omegas. I ordered them and can't wait to try it out. The reviews seem really promising. My son is excited to try them as well. He is not on any medication.

Has anyone had success with these or any other natural methods?

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Registered: 06-10-2007
Wed, 09-22-2010 - 3:55pm
Some all natural products can have herbs or other ingredients that are actually harmful. They have not been tested, or FDA approved, and may do more harm than good. All Natural doesn't always mean good for you. For example, the Native Remedies Focus Formula

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Registered: 09-21-2005
Wed, 09-22-2010 - 2:30pm
I always thought using Herbal means "all natural"..??

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Registered: 04-05-2003
Wed, 09-22-2010 - 12:28pm

I'm lurking since it is possible my youngest has add (well I know it is all adhd now but I don't think she is hyperactive).

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Registered: 06-10-2007
Tue, 09-21-2010 - 9:32am

Good luck with it, it looks like a fairly good one. Double the recommended dose, and you should have an almost therapeutic level. The only thing I see that may cause problems is the Natural flavors...sometimes they do cause issues.



I would stay away from the native Remedies products. Although I am sure thyey are good, they have alot of "herbals" in them, and not enough of any one thing to do anything real. I would save the money, and spend it on a more refinded product, with no herbal additives.

A child may HAVE ADHD, but it is not what they ARE. Never tell a child they ARE ADHD.

A child may HAVE ADHD, but it is not what they ARE. Never tell a child they ARE ADHD.

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Registered: 05-06-2007
Mon, 09-20-2010 - 10:02pm
Thanks for that link! The testimonials looks great but I'd have to do research and talk to the doc if I decide to try the Focus Formula. There are too many ingredients in there that I'm not familiar with.
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Registered: 09-21-2005
Mon, 09-20-2010 - 12:31pm
WE tried the fish oil in liquid form and I added to juice..etc...it seemed to work ..but eventually it didn't ..then I found this web site...

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Registered: 05-06-2007
Mon, 09-20-2010 - 11:32am

This is what is in the one that I chose. It says to take 2 softgels twice a day which would be 2 servings.

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 2 Softgels
Servings per Container: 45

Amount Per Serving
Calories 15
Calories from Fat 15
Total Fat 1.5g
Saturated Fat 0.5g
Cholesterol 5 mg

RxOmega-3 Factors Pharmaceutical Grade Fish Oil Concentrate (molecularly distilled, ultra purified)(anchovy, sardine and/or mackerel) 978 mg
Omega-3 Fatty Acids 462 mg
EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid) 308 mg
DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) 154 mg
Borage Oil (Borago officinalis) (seed) 150 mg
Omega-6 Fatty Acids 84 mg
GLA (Gamma Linolenic Acid) 30 mg
LA (linoleic acid) 54 mg
Omega-9 Fatty Acids (Oleic Acid) 21 mg
Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana), powdered extract (leaf) 2 mg

Other Ingredients: Softgel capsule (gelatin, glycerin, xylitol, cellulose, purified water), natural flavors (peach, vanilla, orange) soy lecithin and vitamin E.

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Registered: 06-10-2007
Sun, 09-19-2010 - 9:35pm

Omega's are a great choice, depending on the one you choose. It is best to read the ingredients, versus the reviews.



A child may HAVE ADHD, but it is not what they ARE. Never tell a child they ARE ADHD.