Nutri-Med Logic Corp Expands on A New Finding Linking Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder to Omega-3 Deficiency in Red Blood Cells.

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Nutri-Med Logic Corp says that analysis of data from a new study, by Nutritional Physiology Research Centre, University of South Australia, Australia, which included 75 children with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) between the ages of 7-12, supports emerging indications that ADHD is associated with improper ratio of Omega-3/Omega-6 in the red blood cells membranes. Accordingly, ADHD should not be classified exclusively as a genetic or a Psychiatric Disorder, but also a nutritional deficit. Up to 50% of children with ADHD continue with their symptoms into the adulthood.

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Nutri-Med Logic Corp: A new study published in the Journal of Child Healthcare has provided a new understanding into Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), that to say children with ADHD were found to have deficiency of Omega-3 fatty acids in their red blood cells membrane. More specifically, the study investigated learning, behavior and the association of two Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (PUFA) of Omega-3 (EPA & DHA) together with PUFA of Omega-6 in the red blood cells membrane of 75 children and found:

Higher total Omega-3 (EPA + DHA) translated to lower anxiety and/or shyness,
DHA (Omega-3) provided better word reading,
Higher Omega-6 resulted in poorer reading, vocabulary, spelling and attention,
36% of those with learning difficulties had lower DHA than those without.

The human body is incapable of producing either Omega-6 or Omega-3, thus, both are transported to the body through diet (food). Omega-6 is found in most foods but Omega-3 in cold-water fishes.

Omeg-3 and Omega-6 incorporate into all cellular membrane (phospholipids) and, ideally, the ratio should stand at 1:1 or at the most 1:2. However, depending on the individual diet, this ratio falls to frightening levels of 1:20.

It is a known fact that DHA (Omega-3) is required for the development of the brain and central nervous system, especially during the 3rd trimester of pregnancy and thereafter throughout lactation.

Up to now, ADHD had been classified as a psychiatric or genetic disorder and while this study has offered new understanding into a potential cause of ADHD but increasing evidence suggests that diet lacking of DHA/EPA (Omega-3) has contributed to many neurodevelopment disorders.

Experimental evidence has supported the role of diets rich in Omega-3 and dyslexia, developmental coordination disorder and autism. (1)

More specifically, when a group of 20 children received a diet averaging 500mg DHA on daily basis for 2 months, visual short-term memory and errors of commission (continuous performance) significantly improved in the DHA (Omega-3 diet) group. (2)

In conclusion, Nutri-Med Logic Corp agrees with the recent study Nutritional Physiology Research Centre, University of South Australia, Australia, regarding Omega-3 and ADHD but adds that the study should have included the Omega-3/Omega-6 ratio of the parent of those children, in order to know the association between the diets of the parents and the indices of ADHD in their children.

Nutri-Med Logic Corp is a producer of dietary supplements, including a natural but Concentrated, Molecularly Distilled (pharmaceutical Grade) and Balanced Omega-3: having the same proportions of EPA and DHA, 50% - 50%.

DHA of Omega-3, also, offers beneficial properties mainly for the brain, nervous system and EPA of Omega-3, additionally, offers beneficial properties in cardiovascular system.

Nutri-Med Logic's products are Formulated Based on Nutritional Logic, made from the highest quality raw materials that are manufactured in pharmaceutical facilities, encapsulated in pharmaceutical facilities and, also, packaged in pharmaceutical facilities.

It must be noted that the studies, sources or statements, above and below, have not been evaluated by The FDA and, thus, one should not relate the cause of any diseases, stated herein, to lack of Omega-3 dietary supplementation; nor equate its supplementation to prevention, treatment or cure.

1. International Review of Psychiatry. 2006 Apr; 18(2):155-72.
2. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2004 Mar; 58(3):467-73.

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