Discounts are Automatic

​Automatic discounts on all products. ​Discount will show when you put goods in your basket. See discount scale.

Shop by Price
Shop by Brand
Get 15% off your first order.

Click here to make sure you get newsletters and future offers and get 15% off your first order. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Fish Oil Boosts Pupil Brain Power

Monday, 6 June 2016  |  Editor

SIGN UP for free newsletters and make sure you are kept up to date with new health articles (and get 20% of your first order for health supplements).


Fish Oil Boosts Pupil Brain Power

Go and view or buy Omega Oil Health Supplements

Two new studies reveal fish oils have dramatic beneficial effect on children.

Children who were under performing in class have seen an improvement in concentration and behaviour after taking natural fish oils. One head teacher said children with specific difficulties now concentrate more, read better, and their self-esteem has rocketed.

More than 120 children aged between six and 12 took part in trials, funded by Durham County Council. Half used a combination of omega-3 fish oil and omega-6 evening primrose oil and half an olive oil placebo. The research showed children's learning and behaviour improved significantly when taking the natural fatty acids.

At the beginning of the trial and again after three months, the children were tested for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) symptoms, co-ordination and short term memory.

The fatty acid made "highly significant improvements" in 12 out of 13 behavioural scales, including inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. Short term memory also significantly improved.

Dr Madeleine Portwood, an education psychologist from Durham Education Authority, said: "As a psychologist working in schools in Durham I became increasingly aware of the number of children under achieving because they are hyperactive and cannot concentrate.

"In the late 1990s there was lots of research available suggesting fatty acids would make a difference. So I put it to a number of heads and they said we'll give it a go.

"For six months the children were taking supplements during the school day and we measured improvements.

"The most dramatic improvement was in concentration and the spin off was children had better attainments so their reading score improved - some children improved by as much as four years in the six months trial." 

New Products

Higher Nature Glutamine£9.46

Nutri Advanced Vitamin D Drops Vegan

Nutri Advanced Vitamin D Drops Vegan£12.49

Liquid vitamin D3 drops in a vegan form sourced from lichen, providing 400IU per drop

Viridian 100% Organic Golden Flax Seed Oil

Viridian 100% Organic Golden Flax Seed OilFrom:  £8.90

Perfect vegan alternative to obtain the essential omega oils.

Viridian 100% Organic Hemp Seed Oil

Viridian 100% Organic Hemp Seed OilFrom:  £10.30

Suitable alternative to evening primrose oil supplements.

Viridian 100% Organic Ultimate Beauty Oil

Viridian 100% Organic Ultimate Beauty OilFrom:  £10.25

Can be added to smoothies or salad dressing, drizzled over food.

Viridian Alpha Lipoic Acid 200mg Veg Caps(30)

Viridian Alpha Lipoic Acid 200mg Veg Caps(30)From:  £11.65

Helps to prevent cell damage.

Viridian Balanced Amino Acid Complex Veg Caps (90)

Viridian Balanced Amino Acid Complex Veg Caps (90)£30.40

This food supplement provides essential amino acids in an appropriately balanced ratio.

 

Favourite Brands: A Vogel  |  Biocare  |  Higher Nature  |  Optibac  |  Nutri  |  Lamberts  |  Solgar  | Viridian  |  ALL 40 BRANDS