Fish Oil Reverses Behavioral Problems in Teens

Behavioral problems in children don’t disappear when your child graduates from the “terrible twos” or middle school. Teen years can actually be very challenging for some parents.

If your teen loves to constantly argue and lie, your buttons have probably been pushed once too many times. And, though your child has a need for his independence, making informed and thoughtful decisions could be lacking. He just hasn’t matured the way you’d like. You see, he hasn’t learned how to control his impulses or make decisions yet. This leads to risky behavior that may include drinking, smoking, and promiscuity.

You want your teen to do the right things. After all, it’s not easy disciplining someone who is nearly your size or even bigger. You can’t just put him in time-out as if he’s a toddler. But, there is a much more effective way. Feeding your child’s immature brain and bad behavior with nutrition supplements (specifically fish oils) may help.

Proven Benefits of Fish Oil Supplementation

Omega-3 fish oil is a powerful nutrient that detoxifies and heals the body. Fish oils have been proven by many studies to heal and prevent many diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease. Research has also shown it to heal the brain.

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Because of Omega 3’s special ability to cross the blood-brain barrier, it extraordinarily reduces inflammation on the brain. Proven benefits have been shown to lower:
• depression
• emotional lability
• oppositional behavior

If your child has behavioral problems from an autism spectrum or attention deficit disorder, fish oil supplementation may also help.

Study Shows Teen Behavior is Linked to Omega-3 Deficiency

Your teen may have a nutrient deficiency that is causing him to behave badly. According to researchers from the University of Oxford, childhood malnutrition is associated with attention, aggression, and socialization problems. A deficiency in omega fatty acids may be to blame. However, research shows that bad behavior may improve when those deficiencies are corrected. (Note: Omega fatty acids are comprised mostly of cold-water fish oils.)

Teenager pic_Fishoil article Researchers studied 196 “typically developing” teens (ages 13 to 16) for 12 weeks to determine behavioral outcomes after supplementation. The teens were broken into two groups whose nutritional profile was measured. Both groups of teens had a low baseline of vitamins, minerals, and omega fatty acids. The first group was treated with those exact supplements, while the second group was given a placebo.

Changes in blood levels of the teens were tracked throughout the study. Marked changes were seen in the first group as Omega-3 and Omega-6 levels were significantly improved. Folate, Vitamin C, and Vitamin D levels were also greatly improved.

Behavioral changes were also measured in both groups of teens. Typical measurements such as disciplinary records, as well as Conners’ teacher ratings for disruptive behaviors, were used. The first group showed significant improvements in behavior while the placebo group worsened.

Choosing the Right Fish Oil Supplement for Your Teen

Your child’s wellbeing matters, and choosing the right fish oil supplement is important. Therefore, you can count on professional grade OmegAvail™ Synergy softgels. This unique omega fatty acid formula contains a blend of wild deep-sea sourced fish oils containing both EPA and DHA as mentioned in the University of Oxford study.

OmegAvail™ Synergy also carries the TruTG™ seal which guarantees a minimum 90 percent triglyceride-bound (TG) Omega-3 fish oils – a level that is 40 to 50 percent higher than the industry standard for most TG fish oil concentrate products.

To ensure purity, OmegAvail™ Synergy fish oils are molecularly distilled and filtered which removes heavy metals, pesticides, solvents, PCBs, and other contaminants.

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Dr. Lester was first trained in Western Medicine as a physician and surgeon at Southeastern Medical Center in Miami, Florida, and he graduated from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1986. His interest was in intensive care, trauma medicine and vascular surgery. After completing his medical degree, he completed seven years of postgraduate training in Classical Homeopathic Medicine. He has been on the faculty of three postgraduate homeopathic schools including his own, the California Academy of Homeopathic Medicine, which he founded in 2000. MD’s, DO’s and other health professionals attend the Academy for advanced homeopathic medical training and to learn Dr. Lester’s specialized methods. Dr. Lester brings an expertise in the art of Homeopathic Constitutional Prescribing, Specialized Brain Chemistry Testing, and combines that with a wide range of Nutritional and Functional Medicines—to provide a variety of treatment options for migraines, depression, arthritis, anxiety, chronic insomnia and more.
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