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healthykids Supplements Kid-Smart


The Right Choices Help Children Thrive by Pamela Bond


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s youngsters head back to the classroom, parents can get their children off to a smart start by giving them key supplements. Here are some experts’ top picks.


Build Brains


Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Because the brain’s nerve cell membranes are made of fat, ingesting a healthy fat— DHA—helps them stay lithe and limber enough to successfully fire off neu- rotransmitters, sharpening kids’ mental abilities. “Attention, focus, processing efficiency, memory—they’re all dependent on cells working effectively, and DHA will help,” says Randall Neustaedter, a doctor of Orien- tal medicine and author of The Holistic Baby Guide. A contemporary study published in Clinical Pedi- atrics found that 4-year-olds that


ingested 400 mg a day of DHA for four months showed improvement in listen- ing comprehension and vocabulary acquisition skills.


Because finding an effective dose


of pure DHA (at least 300 mg a day) can be difficult, Dr. Robert Rountree, co-author of Smart Medicine for a Healthier Child, recommends admin- istering liquid fish oil in a daily child’s dose of 800 to 1,500 mg at a ratio of 60 percent eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) to 40 percent DHA. “Anti-inflammatory EPA can help allergies and inflammation from colds and other viruses kids get,” explains Neustaedter.


Algae can be a vegetarian substitute for fish oil, Neustaedter continues, but it contains only DHA, not EPA. Another vegetari- an option, echium oil, internally converts to EPA at a one-to-one level, but not to DHA. Flaxseed


oil is mostly alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), which converts to DHA and EPA at a rate of only 3 to 7 percent.


Phosphatydylserine (PS). This form of fat facilitates communica- tion among brain cells. “It’s a natural substance your brain makes,” notes Neustaedter. Already highly regarded for its ability to enhance memory performance in older adults, it may also improve at- tention, concentration, learning, behavior and school performance in youngsters.


PS is found in


small amounts in foods like eggs and soy. Therefore, Neustaedter


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