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Allison Russo
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This reply was originally posted by user adhdmomma in ADDitude’s now-retired community.

The key to fish oil to improve ADHD symptoms is that it requires a high dose, 4-5 times higher than typical children’s fish oil supplement doses.

I never found an over-the-counter fish oil supplement to help my son (tried many over 8 years). Vayarin didn’t help either. I discovered Equazen Pro several months ago and it actually seems to help some (in conjunction with medication).

Here’s what ADHD experts have to say about fish oil:

https://www.additudemag.com/slideshow/23/slide-5.html
https://www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/10493.html (sidebar).

You can see the variety of dosage recommendations even among ADHD specialists.

Penny
ADDconnect Moderator, Author & Mentor on Parenting ADHD, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism