Nutrition has not been made part of the standard evaluation
procedures or within client management and yet good nutrition is crucial to the
development and functioning of the brain. This section of our site will focus
on the latest developments in the area of Autism & Nutrition.
Acids in Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD and the Autistic Spectrum
has been considerable interest recently in the role of essential fatty acids in
autism spectrum disorders.
A wide range of micronutrients are essential
for optimal brain function, but there is mounting evidence that deficiencies or
imbalances in certain highly unsaturated fatty acids (HUFAs) of the omega-3
and omega-6 series may contribute to both the predisposition and the
development expression of autism as well as a number of other conditions such
as dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD (which often accompany
in Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD and the Autistic Spectrum" by Alexandra
Richardson, D. Phil (Oxon), PCGE. Click
here to read the full paper - a must for anyone interested in this subject
Research has shown how important certain HUFAs are for eye and brain function.
And in the eye and brain, it is the HUFAs, not the usual dietary essential fatty
acids (EFAs), which really matter. In fact, about 20% of the dry weight of a normal
brain and 30% of the retina are comprised of these important nutrients. A nutritionally
complete diet that includes a combination of certain fatty acids can play a vital
role in the development of vision, co-ordination, learning ability, memory and
concentration. So it is vital to get sufficient essential fatty acids from the
diet to meet the bodys requirements.
MorEPA and Omax3 are pharmaceutical grade
oils that have been developed in response to these particular needs. These
oils are highly concentrated in Omega 3 and can help provide the key daily requirement
of at least 500mg of EPA Omega 3
Carnosine & Autism Spectrum Disorders
with L-Carnosine resulted in demonstrable improvements in autistic behaviors as
well as increases in language comprehension that reached statistical significance.
Although the mechanism of action of the amino acid is not well understood, it
is believed that it acts to modulate neurotransmission and affect metal ion transfer
of zinc and copper in the entorhinal cortex. This may enhance neurological function
or act in a neuroprotective fashion. More>>
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supplementation with L-Carnosine resulted demonstrable improvements in autistic
behaviors as well as increases in language comprehension that reached statistical
Oils rich in EPA Omega 3 - Links to our Store
Omega 3 EPA & DHA is the most bio-available form of Omega 3 you can get, the richest natural form of this type of Omega 3 is found in fish, particularly oily fish such as herring. The quality, concentration & purity of fish oil varies enormously, at 1st Vitality we specialise in offering the best quality omega 3 products you can get.
Our Purest Brand Omax3 @ 91% Omega 3
Omax3™ is The Ultra-Pure Omega-3 Supplement™, specially developed by physicians and scientists from the Yale University School of Medicine to provide you with an ultra-pure and optimally balanced Omega-3 supplement for your health.
One 825mg capsule contains a minimum of 750mg of pure Omega 3
1 box contains 60 soft gel capsules
Pharmaceutical grade quality, no Vitamin A or D
Suggested use for 10 years & upwards (younger children can take by squeezing the oil from the capsule into a drink or yoghurt)
Type of Capsule:
1- 2 per day
A 1 capsule serving provides
562mg of EPA
Number of servings per bottle:
60 @ 1 per day or 30 @ 2 per day
Content per mg Capsule:
EPA Omega 3 content:
DHA Omega 3 content:
Total Omega 3 per capsule:
Total Omega 3 per 2 capsules:
Have your Omax3 delivered automatically every month or every other month and save £s -
60 capsules only £19.99 including delivery when you use the "First Vitality Omega Plan" Download our 'Omega Plan' Now?
To Order, please Phone contact us and ask for "The Omega Plan"
For younger children below 5 years and after weaning - The liquid (not capsules)
may be given as a food additive, for example, in Yoghurt, smoothies. Please take
care, as fish oil can cause gastric intolerance in smaller children - introduce
it gradually to check for tolerance.
** Minimum content - The EPA &
DHA content of MorEPA capsules varies per batch on oil. The variation is only
slight, for an exact breakdown of the latest batch of oils please contact
NB. Seek approval from your doctor before
giving supplements to children under 5. This information is only provided as a
guide to potential users and you should always read the instructions on the bottle/box
for the latest & most up-to-date information.