Motivational and inspirational writer, Bryan Hutchinson is the author of several books about life with ADHD including the highly acclaimed, best selling "One Boy′s Struggle: A Memoir" and the author of the hilarious eBook that went viral "10 Things I Hate about ADHD"

Fish oil for ADD or ADHD?

Is fish oil helpful for those who have ADD or ADHD? From personal experiences I believe the answer is yes! My experiences with fish oil are limited and although I have taken fish oil supplements it has been only in very small doses and short terms. The reason I am hesitant is because I am allergic to Mercury and I have serious concerns about the toxicity of fish oils. I have been assured that certain fish oils are cleared of contaminants, but I have a nervous nature over such claims. That’s just me and probably part of my ADD. Go figure! 

I have a very good friend who has been taking fish oil for almost a year and she has shown improvements in both mood and concentration. Significant improvements that is noticeable and not simply negligible. Off and on, I have taken low dose fish oil supplements and each time I had a wonderful day of concentration and cheerful mood. I am serious. If I could get over my worrying about mercury I would take the fish oil daily, so, I have no experience other than my friend when it comes to long term value. 

Scientific research is proving that fish oils are beneficial to ADD, ADHD, Depression, Bipolar and many other mental disorders. I have put together some links concerning fish oil research and you can make your own informed decision:

http://www.unisa.edu.au/researcher/issue/2006January/story4.asp
http://www.fattyacidtrip.com/category/adhd/
http://www.durhamtrial.org/
http://www.ahealthyme.com/topic/depfishoil
http://www.ect.org/selfhelp/fishoil.html

~Bryan

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