Platinum Naturals

August 20, 2009 07:00 ET

What Do Fish Oil, 4.7 Million Children and ADHD Have in Common?

RICHMOND HILL, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 20, 2009) - According to a 2008 University of Guelph study(1), when two groups of adolescents, ADHD and non-ADHD, were fed identical diets of DHA, an essential fatty acid (EFA) found in high levels within fish oil, the ADHD group had significantly lower DHA and total omega-3 levels. Abnormal EFA profiles, independent of dietary intake, suggests abnormal EFA utilization by the body in adolescents with ADHD. Giving high doses of DHA and EPA has been shown to increase levels of EFA's and significantly reduce ADHD related behaviour(2).

"With our modern diet a child is more likely to be deficient in DHA than any other vitamin or mineral." says David Khang, Founder and President of Platinum Naturals, supplementing with fish oils with high concentrations of DHA and EPA can help reduce behavioral problems associated with ADHD, including inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity(3). DHA functions as a structural element in human cell membranes, while EPA works throughout all life stages in reducing the risk of inflammation and disease(4).

"Platinum's Omega Pure Brain is formulated with a higher dosage of DHA versus EPA to provide a good building block for neurological development in children," says Peter Karner, RHN and Education Director for Platinum Naturals. EPA and DHA are important biologically and work synergistically.

Only high quality, pure fish oils, free of contaminants such as heavy metals and pesticides should be used in a supplement. Platinum Naturals, a Canadian supplement manufacturer, uses only molecularly distilled fish oils that have been tested for purity and potency by International Fish Oil Standards Organization (www.IFOS.ca).

If you'd like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Peter Karner RHN, please call Liliana Begg at 905 731 8097 x 311 or e-mail Liliana at lb@platinumnaturals.com.

About Platinum Naturals

Platinum Naturals is a Richmond Hill-based natural supplements company that produces a wide range of high quality supplements. Platinum Natural products contain no flavours, fillers or dyes and are made of the highest-quality ingredients. Omega Suspension Technology (OST) significantly improves the body's ability to absorb nutrients and enhance their efficacy.



(1) Colter AL, Cutler C, Meckling KA. Fatty acid status and behavioural
symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in adolescents: A case
control study. Nutr J 2008;7:8.
(2) Colter AL, Cutler C, Meckling KA. Fatty acid status and behavioural
symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in adolescents: A case
control study. Nutr J 2008;7:8.
(3) Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC Fastats: Attention
Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity. Online document at
www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/adhd.htm.
(4) Ocean Nutrition Canada. The Health Benefits of Omega-3 EPA, and How It
Works with DHA to Improve Overall Human Health, A Comprehensive Review of
Current Literature and Findings on Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA).


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