View Full Version : Fish oil for the treatment of ADHD (split from safety of stimulants)


Lunacie
07-21-15, 01:19 PM
How many years have you taken meds for ?

What's your dosage ?

I stepped up and could not exceed (was limited at) 60 mg per day D.

Fish oil works well enough for me that I don't need to take stimulants. Which
is a good thing because I don't have health insurance to pay for doctor visits
and expensive meds.

SB_UK
07-21-15, 04:12 PM
If ADHD is cerebral dysfunctional learning based reward activation failure- I can see how dexedrine would work. Not fish oil.

Lunacie
07-21-15, 04:58 PM
If ADHD is cerebral dysfunctional learning based reward activation failure- I can see how dexedrine would work. Not fish oil.

Fatty acids, such as those found in fish and fish oil (omega-3 fatty acids)
and evening primrose oil (omega-6 fatty acids), are "good fats" that play
a key role in normal brain function.

I don't think anyone understands why sometimes meds work for awhile and
then stop working. That happened to my granddaughter on Concerta. Makes
me very happy that fish oil has been working for me for over a decade. :D

SB_UK
07-22-15, 10:47 AM
Fish oil - should be highly volatile.

eg


Marine omega-3 rich oils are used by more than a third of American adults for a wide range of purported benefits including prevention of cardiovascular disease. These oils are highly prone to oxidation to lipid peroxides and other secondary oxidation products. Oxidized oils may have altered biological activity making them ineffective or harmful ... ...

Lunacie
07-22-15, 11:18 AM
Fish oil - should be highly volatile.

eg

Scare tactics ... totally unnecessary and unwarranted! :umm1:

Fish oil that has been exposed to high heat and oxidation will usually smell
rancid. I've taken a couple of bottles back to the store because of the smell.
If the fish oil smells rancid, don't use it. Simple as that.

Available evidence shows oxidation of fish oil is not a concern in humans.

Abi
07-22-15, 04:54 PM
I take the stuff. I'm not much one for alternative treatments but I find it helps my cognitive function.

I accept that the scientific verdict is not in yet, but yeah, I take 1500mg Omega 3 a day.

someothertime
07-23-15, 06:44 AM
I've taken fish oil on and off...... i know it helps but it's easy to lapse and get expensive :(

Like to fix diet ideally.... but yeah........ good to get tips and detailed info :)