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Study Suggests PS-Omega-3 Medical Food May Reduce ADHD Symptoms

Two-thirds of study participants taking PS-Omega-3 medical food experienced a reduction in symptoms, and one-third were able to lower their ADHD medication dosage.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Vayarin, Vayarin Pro, and Vayacog are no longer sold in the United States.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

PS-Omega-3 is an effective non-drug treatment for ADHD — this is the finding of a retrospective study, showcased at the National ADHD Conference on April 7-8, 2016, in Tel Aviv, Israel.

PS-Omega-3 is VAYA Pharma‘s proprietary composition of phosphatidylserine, a negatively charged aminophspholipid (type of fat) found throughout the body and brain, bonded to non-drug treatment for Omega-3 fatty acids. Vayarin, a prescription medical food, contains PS-Omega-3.

Researchers at Texas Child Neurology and Children’s Health Services in Greenville, NC identified 518 children with ADHD who were previously treated with Vayarin. The scientists, led by Robert Chudnow, M.D. and Tate Holbrook, M.D., reviewed patient and parent self-assessments to assess the effectiveness of Vayarin. 68% of the children, average age 11, experienced reduced ADHD symptoms. 66% of children who were taking Vayarin in conjunction with a stimulant or non-stimulant medication experienced reduced ADHD symptoms. 31% of the patients evaluated reduced their dose of ADHD medication while taking Vayarin.

Press Release Reference:

1. VAYA Pharma. New Retrospective Study Shows PS-Omega-3 Medical Food Effective In Managing ADHD. 2016. Web. 27 Apr. 2016.

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