omega 3 oil

Discussion in 'Healthful Living / Natural Treatments' started by daralex, Jan 2, 2008.

  1. daralex

    daralex Clinging onto my sanity

    Thanks for the info, so here's another one - Is anyone familiar with using omega 3 oil to help with ODD? I have read from a few people that it has a calming effect?
  2. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member Staff Member

    Generally ODD runs comorbid with other issues, so it is very possible that Omega oils would help with ODD. My feeling is that ODD is usually symptomatic of the other diagnosis. For example, when my daughter is very hypomanic, she is extremely oppositional, but when that is under control, she is fine.
  3. daralex

    daralex Clinging onto my sanity

  4. totoro

    totoro Mom? What's a GFG?

    We use "fishy pills" for both of my girls... the omega-3 has received nothing but good press. So I figure it can't hurt.
    K has just started this week refusing to take it, but N loves it!!!
    We always buy an organic all natural brand... to ensure the ingredients...
  5. Doc Bob

    Doc Bob New Member

    A good source of Omega 3 is "golden flax seeds", which have been ground can store a supply in freezer...and there is "no taste adversion"...use appro two tablespoons per person a day...on food or in with morning JP+ Complete smoothier is our choice
  6. doubletroublesma

    doubletroublesma New Member

    I am new to this forum, my son was diagnosed last Wednesday with ADHD combined with ODD. I have been fighting with our doctor since he was 10 months for something to be done. He was five in October and is a twin.

    I am very on the fence about medication, and it was suggested by the specialist to try Omega 3, I use the fish oil capsuels , 3 once a day, I read and have been told that caffeine has a calming effect on ADHD kids, so at this point I am willing to try anything, I have been giving him 3 fish oil capsuels and two small cups of tea a day. So far we are on our second "really great day".

    A good day would be him in his room for 1/2 the day and me going to bed in tears!

    I have also modified his diet, something I did before last week, and deal with him a little different than his twin sister.

    The only way he is managing kindergarten work is by copying off either his sister or someone else, he can not sit still and focus at story time, he cant wait his turn, and thinks that he has to be first no matter what.

    The doctor recommended giving him choices, small ones but something that makes him think he is in control, something as simple as "would you like the blue or green cup" makes all the difference in the world.

    I'm so glad I found this forum.
  7. misk

    misk New Member

    Hi Doubletroublema!

    You son and mine sound very similar. He is 6 with ODD and ADHD. First year in grade 1 and having lots of trouble. The doctors all want to try medications (as do I at this point) but the ex says not a chance (legal battle about to begin).

    I have had my son on ice tea before school and at lunch, which is helping "somewhat" and I am giving him fish oil 2 daily - apparently this takes up to 3 months to build up in the system. My problem with caffine is that it is not "controlled" and it affects his sleep. You also don't really know exactly how much they get. BUT better than nothing!!

    Good luck........
  8. doubletroublesma

    doubletroublesma New Member


    I agree with you on the length of time it takes for the Omega 3 to build up in their system, I read up on that. But we all my parents included have noticed a difference in him over the few days.

    I know that at gramma's he was getting a cup of hot chocolate this week. I don't know if its the tea, or what. He seems to sleep much better at night if he has a small cup of tea before bed, and seems to listen much better and be more cooperative during the day with one in the morning.

    I just want to clarify that I know doctors don't like to diagnose these things before the age of 6-7, but my son has been going non stop since ten months LOL, and always had issues with authority, I at this age am afraid to stand up to my mom, my son at 4 told her one day "you want it done, do it yourself"

    I have seen this kid literally smack into the wall and keep going, didn't even phase him!

    He goes back to the specialist on Thursday of this week, as for school that remains to be seen.
  9. rrmueller

    rrmueller New Member

    Per our naturalist we give our children Barlean's Omega Bursts. They are full of Omega 3's & DHA and they look and taste like Starburst candies. They are expensive but in my opinion well worth it ($15.00 for a bottle of 30).
  10. barbie

    barbie MOM of 3

    I started giving my DS coromega and ive been waiting for the build up, the behavior therapist suggested I give him like soda, but i figure that while i may want the effect of the caffeine, the sugar is not something i am interested in giving him. Eric already has like a million other things going on. For the others using the fish oil do any of your kids have food allergies and are there any viable non codfish omega threes that dont taste like dirty foot?
  11. Josie

    Josie Active Member

    I give my daughters Yummi Bear Omega 3-6-9's. They are soy, dairy, and gluten free and vegetarian. They don't provide as much of the omegas as the fish oil pills but they taste good.
  12. KarenB

    KarenB New Member

    I'm starting to feel like the only one whose difficult child bounces off the walls with caffiene but not sugar.
  13. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    You're not the only one. My difficult child could inhale sugar by the kilo, and it doesn't rev him up at all.

    Of course, there are lots of other health reasons to keep the sugar consumption low, so we do.
  14. Sara PA

    Sara PA New Member

    I think that's normal for a five year old boy.

    Kindergarten has become the new first grade. Unfortunately many kids -- mostly the slower maturing boys -- simple aren't ready for the demands of first grade when they are five. Some aren't ready at six.

    I have to wonder if the people who develop and implement today's school curriculums paid any attention in their child psychology courses. Clearly the more demands to fit into a school environment put on younger children has coincided with the increase diagnosis of ADHD. Did it not occur to them that maybe little boys and girls aren't made to sit in a classroom for hours at a time? That the kids might be normal but the school environment isn't?

    FWIW, the idea that sugar makes kids hyper has never been supported by scientific studies. That sugar does not make kids hyper is the official position of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Food additives and coloring are more likely a problem. However, they do advise contolling and cutting the consumption of sugar because of the empty calorie/obsesity issue.
  15. Ann85

    Ann85 Ann

    I use the Dr Sears GoFish Brainy KIDZ Omega 3 soft chews. My kids will actually take them and he runs specials on them periodically. You need to visit his web site to find them. They are all natural and he had a lot of information to read about them on his web site. I think they help my daughter's behavior and moods but then again her biggest issue is food dye. We started Omega 3 about the same time as we discovered this so it is hard to tell. I am afraid to stop either one! Also have you all heard about Sodium Benzoate? It is in a lot of soda pop. It has also been linked to behavior. It is mentioned in the study on food dye that was done in Britain last year.