yes DS2 has ASD and they helped him start talking again. And calmed him down DS1 is in GCSE year and still finds that he is more alert and more organised when onthem although he has no ASD related issues at all. DD is harder to tell as she is a littel dipstick. Lovely but a dipstick
Halib orange syrup is good - my DCs love it but it smells fishy to me! They have been having the bassets blackcurrant during the summer but I usually switch to the syrup in the winter cos it has higher concentrations. Check out Boots as they are doing lots of 2 for 3 offers at the mo.
with the bassetts/haliborange/ type ones really do check the label if you are looking at this supplements with a view to helping concentration or with ASD type symptoms. They are palatable to kids because they are packed with artificial sugars and flavourings. And for children like DS2 that makes them more harmful that any EFA benefit could possibly provide.
Pagwatch - thanks for that. I'm usually so aware of additives and never buy sugar-free or things with sweeteners. I wonder why it never crossed my mind to read the ingredients on vitamins??? I only started giving them to DS when he had a rotten cold last year - now I wonder if they are any benefit at all.
Squiffy - I started giving my DS Vivioptal Junior when he was abut 3 and had had a nasty bout of flu. He is now 7. Last winter I forgot to get any and he ended up off school for ages with various lurgies. So I think that it does make a difference. I am careful about which ones I give him though. I tend to avoid the sugary ones that are aimed at children.
I'm going to have a look next time I'm in Boots - is Vivioptal Junior a multi-vitamin? I don't specifically need Omega 3. I really will think more carefully about the type I buy although not sure I want to know what's in Calpol 'cause I ain't giving that up