Nutritional supplements with iron and omega- 3 have different effects on children's brain
Motherhood / / August 12, 2017
In children with low reserves of these two important brain food supplements of substances can have different effects.
Iron deficiency is the most common eating disorders in the world.According to the World Health Organization, approximately 2 billion people lack this nutrient.Particularly at risk of a lack of iron and other nutrients, including omega-3, children from poor families in developing countries.
studying the effect of food additives on children, researchers conducted a clinical trial with school-age children in South Africa, giving them either iron supplements or omega-3, or both.All children have low levels of these vital for children's growth and healthy development of the brain substances.
Eight months later, the researchers found different changes in the children's memory and ability to learn.
example, children receiving iron slightly improved their performance on tests of memory and learning ability.For example, they were able to recall more than two words out of 12.
In contrast, there was no observed no overall benefits from taking omega-3.Moreover, children with anemia who took the supplement showed in memory tests even worse results than ever before.
Scientists warn that the consequences of nutritional deficiencies early in life may be irreversible, particularly when it comes to brain and cognitive functions.
In the US, for example, it is recommended to conduct a survey of children in the first year of life on the content of iron in the blood for the purpose of early detection of its deficit.For healthy children older than six months, the recommended rate of iron intake varies from 7 to 15 mg per day, depending on age and sex of the child.But before giving children iron supplements, experts advised parents to consult a doctor.
Well, in order to prevent a lack of vitamins and trace elements in the body of the baby of course, you first need to make it a healthy and varied food with an emphasis on fresh organic foods from the diet and eliminating chemical poison: chips, soda and any other store bought sweets.And then any artificial supplements can safely throw out in the trash.