“Docosahexaenoic acid is associated with a greater capacity for selective and sustained attention in adolescents, according to a new study.” [Source: Medicalexpress.com]
It is no secret that many children do not get enough micronutrients from the food they eat. Too few fresh fruits and vegetables, along with a preference for consuming highly processed foods, results in chronic deficiencies of essential micronutrients that can impair their growth and health. Not only do such deficiencies make children prone to developing diseases, however, they can also affect their cognitive performance and ability to learn.
Scientific evidence suggests that consumption of omega-3 fatty acids, particularly docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), may enhance cognitive performance relating to learning, cognitive development, memory, and speed of performing cognitive tasks. Children who habitually consume diets low in DHA, those with low literacy ability, and those who are malnourished seem to benefit most.
To learn more about the scientifically documented health benefits of micronutrient supplements in children, see this article on our website.