Omega-3 Fats Believed to Be Generally Helpful for Individuals with Autism
Orlando, FL -- (SBWire) -- 12/30/2015 --Omega-3 fats are healthy fats that are essential for body functioning. They cannot be produced naturally by the body, and thus, they should be consumed through eating fish. There are many health benefits associated with the consumption or omega-3 fats, including certain mental conditions.
Omega-3 fatty acids are believed to be generally helpful for children with autism. Several studies have been conducted to explore more of the benefits that the healthy fat is likely to offer. The good news is that most of these studies have found some very positive outcomes with the use of omega-3s.
"Fish oil can be found in fish types such as halibut, herring, tuna, and sardines," said VitaBreeze Supplements spokesperson, Michelle O'Sullivan.
The studies aimed at determining whether omega-3 fatty acid supplements are helpful for correcting the imbalance of omega-3 and omega-6 fats among individuals with autism. Experts believe that this imbalance has the potential ability to stabilize the fatty acids in the cell membranes, and this could affect mental health and brain function.
Omega-3 fatty acids are believed to be very helpful for reducing the risk of cardiovascular conditions. There are also other ailments that the fat is believed to have the ability to fight. Some arthritis sufferers, for instance, rely on fish oil supplements to improve their overall condition. A wide variety of claims have been made about the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids on individuals with autism. Different researchers have revealed their claims about the potential benefits of the natural alternative.
According to a 2007 study by Amminger and colleagues, omega-3 fatty acids have successfully reduced stereotypy and hyperactivity in 13 participants who were 5 to 17 years old. The participants suffered from severe tantrums, ASDs, self-injurious behavior and aggression. They were given 700mg of DHA and 840mg of EPA, both of which are omega-3 fats, for 8 weeks.
In another study in 2004 by Bell and colleagues, it was found that there were improvements in the social interactions, eye contact, cognition, sleep patterns, and overall health of the participants. There were 198 children who suffered from autism, and were given 372-744mg of EPA and 116-332mg of DHA for 6 months. Other studies revealed the elimination of anxiety, and improvements in learning and language skills.
Today, there are fish oil supplements available for individuals with autism and even those who want to improve their overall health. The most recommended fish oil supplements are those that come in capsules with enteric coating, which promotes absorption and eliminates the fishy aftertaste (http://amazon.com/Omega-Fish-Oil-Supplement-Softgels/dp/B00O8NS20K).
VitaBreeze is a nutraceutical brand that manufactures high-quality natural supplements to help people live a healthy, enjoyable and longer life. All of the company's products are manufactured in the United States using the finest quality ingredients that have been carefully selected, tested and crafted into the firm's winning formulas.
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