BRAIN UP SUSPENSION
Omega-3-Fatty Acids 900 mg + Vitamin A 800 I.U. + Vitamin D3 200 I.U.
Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder:Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a brain disorder marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development.
3 Types of ADHD:There are actually three types of ADHD, and one of them doesn’t include symptoms of impulsive and hyperactive behavior.
- ADHD, Predominantly Hyperactive-Impulsive Presentation: People who have this type of ADHD have symptoms of hyperactivity and feel the need to move constantly. They also struggle with impulse control.
- ADHD, Predominantly Inattentive Presentation: People who have this type of ADHD have difficulty paying attention. They’re easily distracted but don’t have issues with impulsivity or hyperactivity. This is sometimes referred to as attention-deficit disorder (or ADD).
- ADHD, Combined Presentation: This is the most common type of ADHD. People who have it show all of the symptoms described above.
CAUSES OF ADHD:
- Genes and heredity: Studies show that ADHD runs in families—meaning it may be genetic.
- Differences in the brain: Certain areas of the brain may develop at a slower pace or be less active in kids with ADHD.
- Environmental factors: Prenatal exposure to alcohol and cigarette smoke could increase the chances of getting ADHD, says the National Institute of Mental Health. So does exposure to high levels of lead during infancy and early childhood.
Inattention and hyperactivity/impulsivity are the key behaviors of ADHD
Inattention - People with symptoms of inattention may often:
- Overlook or miss details, make careless mistakes in schoolwork, at work, or during other activities
- Have problems sustaining attention in tasks or play, including conversations, lectures, or lengthy reading
- Not seem to listen when spoken to directly
- Not follow through on instructions and fail to finish schoolwork, chores, or duties in the workplace or start tasks but quickly lose focus and get easily sidetracked
People with symptoms of hyperactivity-impulsivity may often:
- Fidget and squirm in their seats
- Leave their seats in situations when staying seated is expected, such as in the classroom or in the office
- Run or dash around or climb in situations where it is inappropriate or, in teens and adults, often feel restless
- Be unable to play or engage in hobbies quietly
- Be constantly in motion or “on the go,” or act as if “driven by a motor”
ROLE OF OMEGA FATTY ACIDS IN ADHD:
Omega-3 fatty acids are dietary essentials, and are critical to brain development and function. Increasing evidence suggests that a relative lack of omega-3 may contribute to many psychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders. Theory and experimental evidence support a role for omega-3 in ADHD. Dietary supplementation with fish oils (providing EPA and DHA) alleviates ADHD-related symptoms.
The use of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) supplements represents an efficacious treatment for ADHD, with minimal side effects. ADHD may be secondary to essential fatty acid (EFA) deficiency because children with ADHD more often present symptoms suggestive of a deficiency in n-3 PUFA, such as polydipsia, polyuria and eczema Some studies have suggested that children with ADHD have an abnormal PUFA profile and, in particular, a decrease in the plasma concentration of arachidonic acid, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). Depletion of EFA may impact the brain, which contains the highest lipid content and requires n-3 PUFA for development, intercommunication and function; DHA plays a crucial role in brain development whereas EPA is important mostly for function.
ROLE OF VITAMINS IN ADHD:
Vitamins assists in ADHD with following functions:
- Increases dopamine and norepinephrine levels, which reduces the negative symptoms of ADHD
- Increases the production of acetylcholine which helps maintain focus and concentration
- Encourages the growth of nerve cells for memory storage and executive function in ADHD
AUTISMAutism, or autism spectrum disorder, refers to a range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication, as well as by unique strengths and differences.
Signs of AUTISM:
- Lack of or delay in spoken language
- Repetitive use of language and/or motor mannerisms (e.g., hand-flapping, twirling objects)
- Little or no eye contact
- Lack of interest in peer relationships
- Lack of spontaneous or make-believe play
- Persistent fixation on parts of objects
Causes of Autism:
Autism is a lifelong problem with a number of possible causes, including but not limited to:
- genetic problems or syndromes;
- severe infections that affect the brain (meningitis, celiac disease, encephalitis, etc.);
- exposure to toxins or illness during pregnancy (rubella, chemicals, etc.).
How Omega Fatty Acids Helps In Autism:
A primary function of essential fatty acids like DHA, GLA and EPA is the production of prostaglandins, which regulate inflammation and play a role in immune function by encouraging the body to fight infection. Essential fatty acids are also needed for proper growth in children. It is essential to the growth and functional development of the human brain. Omega-3 fatty acids are also known to exert an anti-inflammatory effect .
Role of Vitamins In Autism:
Dr. John Cannell of the Vitamin D Council published a 2008 paper establishing a link between low vitamin D levels and an increased prevalence of autism. In the paper, Cannell associates the rise in the prevalence of autism with increasing medical advice to avoid exposure to the sun in order to reduce skin cancer. Cannell notes that autism is more common in areas of low sunlight, such as northern parts of the country, urban communities, places with significant air pollution, and rainy regions. Several studies support these findings, including a recent Swedish study that found higher rates of autism in babies born in winter than in summer.Therefore low vitamin D is associated with neurodevelopmental disorders.
CEREBRAL PALSY:Cerebral Palsy is a neurological disorder caused by a non-progressive brain injury or malformation that occurs while the child’s brain is under development. Cerebral Palsy primarily affects body movement and muscle coordination.
Signs/Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy:
- Overdeveloped or underdeveloped muscles, leading to stiff or floppy movements
- Poor coordination and balance, known as ataxia
- Involuntary, slow writhing movements, or athetosis
- Stiff muscles that contract abnormally, known as spastic paralysis
- Crawling in an unusual way
- Lying down in awkward positions
- Favoring one side of the body over the other
- A limited range of movement
Spastic cerebral palsy
It involves cognitive deficits. Walking and talking will be difficult. Seizures may occur.
Athetoid or dyskinetic cerebral palsy
Intelligence is usually normal, but muscle problems affect the whole body. Weak or tight muscle tone causes random and uncontrolled body movements.
Ataxic cerebral palsy
Balance and coordination are most affected. Tasks that need fine motor skills will be difficult, such as tying shoelaces, buttoning up shirts, and cutting with scissors.
Hypotonic cerebral palsy
Hypotonic cerebral palsy results from an injury to the cerebellum.
How Omega Fatty Acids Helps In Cerebral Palsy:
The damaged brain sites in cerebral palsy shows progressive improvement in response to omega-3 fatty acids upon daily supplement throughout 6 months to one year. Omega- 3 fatty acids is valuable therapy for children with various forms of cerebral palsy. The greatest improvement in speech and motor development occurs in treated children with omega- 3 fatty acids.
Omega-3 fatty acids is crucial for normal brain development and function. Similarly, another study found that maternal fish consumption during the entire course of pregnancy was associated with a lower risk of cerebral palsy, a debilitating neurological condition, in the offspring.
Role of Vitamins In Cerebral Palsy:
Adequate vitamin D levels are essential for normal skeletal development and mineralization. This is particularly important in children with cerebral palsy or other neuromuscular disorders who are at an increased risk of osteoporosis Vitamin D is an important fat-soluble vitamin that promotes bone mineralization, enhances the immune system, and works as a neurohormone to stimulate proper brain development.