As well as discovering how much fish oil is needed for autistic kids, it is also vital to ensure the oil is high quality too, being pure and high in omega 3 fatty acids. Learn the facts here and how to ensure you get the most effective and safe supplement.
One leading psychologist suggests that as many as 4 out of every 10 autistic children could improve dramatically, with 7% being cured completely.
In this study of 70 autistic children between 6 and 11 years old, it was found that a further 30% showed significant improvements, began to make eye contact and socialized much better.
So how much fish oil is needed for autistic kids?
The optimal dose is one distilled 1000mg capsule or soft gel containing at least 50% omega 3 fats of which at least 270mg should be DHA. After the age of 10-12, they can have the adult dose of two a day.
The omega 3 fatty acids are what make fish oil so powerful and the DHA fats provide most of the benefits. They are responsible for the anti-inflammatory qualities and make up a large percentage of the brains fats too.
Most of us are deficient in these fats but autistic children almost always have very low levels of these in their brains and increasing them can have a dramatic effect.
My son is mildly autistic and after 3 months on quality oils the differences were very obvious as his speech and general awareness significantly increased.
These oils are well-documented to show improvements in speech, reading, writing, cognitive awareness and vocabulary as well as improving hand-eye coordination.
I mentioned distilled oils earlier and this basically means that they have been through the process that removes any residual tracks of toxins like mercury to leave safe and pure oil. This is essential especially as mercury is thought to be responsible for some cases of autism.
Check the label or website to see and you should also be able to see the individual DHA / EPA amounts. If they are combined or not there, you should avoid the oil as it will always contain more of the less useful EPA.
The best oils are the ones us adults use as the kids supplements tend to contain additives like flavorings that are not needed. If the oil is fresh and pure, it will not give those fishy burps and you can even pierce the capsule and pour onto their food or into their drinks if they can not swallow, as it will only have a slight ocean aroma.
I hope this article shows you clearly how much fish oil is needed for autistic kids and what to look for to get the most effective and safe oils to help significantly improve the quality of their life and aid in their future development.
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