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Fish Oils

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eidsvold Mon 22-Sep-03 18:14:34

Just curious - dh and I are thinking of starting to use them with dd - we are primarily concerned with boosting her immune system know that she is in nursery and help her system to recover quicker from colds etc as well as any other benefits.

Does anyone use them and what do you think?

theDudesmummy Wed 24-Apr-13 22:10:22

Ps noticed any behavioural effects?

theDudesmummy Wed 24-Apr-13 22:09:14

Thanks so much, I will try those!

boobybum Wed 24-Apr-13 21:21:24

My DS takes the EyeQ vanilla flavour oil with no problems. I have the occasional spoonful and whilst I wouldn't describe it as pleasant it doesn't taste fishy or make me gag.

salondon Wed 24-Apr-13 17:03:16

saintlyjimjams, theDudesmummy - My daughter was on eyeQ lemon flavour. Recently moved her to Nordic naturals strawberry and she seems to like them both. It certainly doesn't smell fishy.

worley Tue 23-Apr-13 22:59:57

dietstarts - which ones are you using? were about day 4-5 in to using the haliboborange ones. if i have tine atvweekend ill go to healthfoord shop and look for the ones with highest amount of omega3 in.

my ds2 has recently been diagnosed with adhd and as much as i have tried to limit chemicals etc in his diet he is still very hyperactive, has no concentration at school and strugging massivley with reading and writing. although he excels at sports.
anyother suggestions of viramins etc to help? the consultant has givem me a list of medications they can use but ex is very anti medication (he works within a senco residential school and has seen the negative affects if medication on children and unwilling to let me try them)

donedreaming Tue 23-Apr-13 11:55:45

We're using this - tastes like an oily smoothie but DS seems to like it. I found it at the local healthfood store and higher concentrations than te chewy capsules we were using.
Anecdotal only but concentration and memory do seem to be improving

dietstartstmoz Mon 22-Apr-13 22:02:06

Well we are 1 week into the omega 3, and DS2 seems chattier, but maybe that is just my wishful thinking!

saintlyjimjams Mon 22-Apr-13 20:31:38

thedudes - nordic naturals do strawberry flavoured liquid I believe. I have no idea whether it tastes remotely like strawberries though!

DiscoDonkey Mon 22-Apr-13 16:51:38

We use the vegepa chewables, but I cut the end off and squeeze the goo out. It's not fishy at all but still have to mix it with peanut butter to get DS to take it.

We also give zinc, magnesium and general multi vitamin supplements. Plus have cut as much crap as possible out of his diet.

theDudesmummy Mon 22-Apr-13 16:24:33

Coming in here to the interesting zombie thread! I tried getting my DS to take a fish oil capsule by trying to hide it in yoghurt, my DH still has not forgiven me that from that day to this DS will no longer eat yoghurt (used to be his breakfast, now will only eat rice cakes for breakfast!).

DS however will happily take any amount of liquid vitamin supplements etc (from a syringe) as long as they are a nice flavour (prefers eg orangy type, likes WellKid). Can anyone recommend a liquid (not capsule!) fish oil supplement that is good and also nice tasting.

MummytoMog Mon 22-Apr-13 16:06:18

My private therapist (bit hippy) has been suggesting oil, but not fish oil, basically any oil and an increase in the fat in her diet. This is what we were told to do when the kids had a D+V bug for over a month and it really did the trick in sorting out their tummies. The liquid vitamins have really really helped, so I'm going to try some more oil in their diet too.

saintlyjimjams Sun 21-Apr-13 18:19:41

The biggest difference for me is that ten years later ds1 will happily take supplements (the fish oil capsules we use are chewable) - huge change from having to try and hide everything smile

Some name changes & some just very infrequent visitors Ellen

Diet, it took 6 weeks before I noticed anything with my DS and it sort of crept up on us. His language came on in a bit of a leap as well. Really tricky to tell if it was coincidence, of course. But 9 years on he still takes them. smile

dietstartstmoz Sun 21-Apr-13 09:04:09

Will watch this thread, despite it being started 10 yrs ago! We started DS2 on eyeQ fish oil chewy capsules a week ago. Will be watching to see if there are any changes in him, he has HFA and his concentration span is very short

mrslaughan Sun 21-Apr-13 08:34:07

DS (dyspraxia) won't take fish oils with any sort if bribery, he can swallow capsules, but completely knows what the fishy burps come from. He will however take udo's oil - a vegan version! So we make do with that.
I think every little bit helps.

I think for good concentration the high EPA is key rather than DHA? I'd check the blurb on the haliborange packet. Though expensive ones that have all the right ingredients that they won't eat aren't much use! grin The vegepa ones are more expensive, but are reportedly more palatable, being vegetarian.

I recognise you, saintly, but none of the other names, except maybe Davros. Has everyone NCed?

saintlyjimjams Sat 20-Apr-13 11:17:56

Well they didn't make him speak which is perhaps what I was hoping for then grin

But I do think fish oils are generally a Good Thing. You have to be a bit careful though - I think this is one area where you pays your money you takes your choice.

worley Sat 20-Apr-13 00:22:16

thank you all.. I've been around 7 years so was hoping there were some oldies about still!!
saintly.. do you think you saw a difference with your dc?
I was lent some children's chewy orange vitamins with omega 3 in today (?hariborange.. can't remember name now) to try out on ds2, but looked into the eyeQ ones on the net.. I've tried a fish oil chewy gum before but ds2 was literally sick when I made him eat it!! I tried it and apologised to him for giving it to him!
I wondered what had happened to robin as all the posts are withdrawn.

fasparent Fri 19-Apr-13 20:16:32

Manchester University Baby Research Unit did a research project some years ago From Pregnancy too age 3 too find out benefits of Omega 3
you can Google and see lost of Positive results. Seems it's a pet subject.

saintlyjimjams Fri 19-Apr-13 19:04:55

Whatever happened to robinw? Was she the xylitol woman? (Use that now as well)

saintlyjimjams Fri 19-Apr-13 19:03:41

I'm still here. Although now I give Nordic naturals cod liver oils for the vitamin A, so complete opposite to what I was doing ten years ago.

Quite a few of the original posters are still around smile

Worley, I doubt many of the original posters are around after 10 years. shock

However, my DS2 with ASD has been using EyeQ for many years now and I definitely noticed an improvement in his concentration after about 6 weeks or so. It is very fishy, but DS2 is used to it. It is high in EPA, as is vegepa.

iAutism Fri 19-Apr-13 16:15:58

I would recommend Green Pastures Blue Ice fermented cod liver oil, orange

Combine with KerryGold butter or grass fed even better

Dr. Price always gave cod liver oil along with high-vitamin butter oil, extracted by centrifuge from good quality spring or fall butter. He found that cod liver oil on its own was relatively ineffective but combined with high vitamin butter oil produced excellent results

They are not cheap but not many in the world make it like it was...

Autism Resource Centre - Early Intervention

Badvoc Fri 19-Apr-13 07:36:38

We use vegepa chewables.
The oil itself tastes orangy and not too had at all.
You need to be looking at an oil with very high EPA.

worley Fri 19-Apr-13 06:47:18


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