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i contacted the asthma victoria foundation for some info to see what i could do to ease ds's asthma and the info they sent out had a bit about omega 3 vitamins and how some people find them to relieve asthma symptoms or stop them all together.it also said it wasnt a complete cure.
i was just wondering if anyone has given their children these sort of vitamins and if they noted a change in asthma?
I have only just started the boys on Natures Way 'Kids Smart' on Thursday, so I've had no noticable difference as yet.
But I did see a doco on Omega 3 recently and they had found that omega 3 is only effective if you don't have too much omega 6 in the diet. In the limited research I have started having too much omega 6 in your diet can also cause asthma amongst other things.
The recommended rates are 1-4 times more omega 6 to omega 3. So far I've found that omega 6 is a primary oil ingredient added to most processed foods and is found in commonly used cooking oils, including sunflower, safflower, corn, cottonseed, and soybean oils and is also found in meat products.
I have only just started researching this so I don't have a great deal of info at the moment.
I'll let you know if I find anything else helpful or interesting.
thanks for the info :)
No worries. I think it's definately worth trying. :thumbsup:
yeah so far i havent seen omega 3 in just a liquid form like the multi-vitamins i have for ds.so i am guessing i would have to break capsules and put them in the dropper for him. lol
his mchn comes tomorow so i will see if she knows of any omega vitamisn for his age :D
My little one is 14 months and the Natures Way Kids Smart is fine for them. It says 1-2 caps per day and you just cut the tail off (their in a fish shape) and squirt it in his mouth.
My dd is 15mths old and I was going to give her the Kids Smart fish oil tabs but it says on the bottle for children from 3 yrs.
They still might be able to have them but I would probably check first.
i got my natures way kidsmart thingies from safeway in corio so they should have some out your way.
thanks :) i will check the newcomb safeway.
Oh yes Kids Smart fishies are fantastic, just a shame I have to give them to the kids....would rather have them myself! :thumbsup:
You can buy fish oil in a liquid form from your health food shop, or you could try flaxseed oil (although not as good a source as the fish oil). We use Efalex which has fish oil, and evening primrose and is flavoured with lime and lemon oils. You can also get one called Eye Q which is vanilla flavoured, I believe. You should be able to order them online if you can't find them locally.
My kids love the Efalex - they whinge and beg to have it! I had to read the label repeatedly to convince myself it was sugar free, pml!
Ah, i've read good things about omega 3's and evening primrose being combined in a single form, as they work better somehow? I have been using the Kid Smart, but might try this instead now, thanks!
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