The following information was posted by the Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of SISEL International – Tom Mower – on Facebook, on Nov 23, 2015
Children “could benefit greatly” from SupraOmega Plus & Encompass 360:
Supplements may improve teenage behavior in school: Oxford research, 23-Nov-2015 Minerals, Vitamins & premixes, Cognitive function, Healthy ageing, Research, Omega-3, Supplements, Infant and children’s nutrition
Earlier research typically focused on children with neurodevelopmental disorders like attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
This latest study looked therefore at the impact of supplementation among ‘typically developing’ adolescents.
Giving nutrition supplements to teenagers may improve behavior in schools, research from the University of Oxford has suggested. The researchers gave 196 ‘typically developing’ 13 to 16 year olds one tablet containing multivitamins and minerals and a daily omega-3 dose of EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) of 165 mg and 116 mg, respectively or a placebo over 12 weeks.
They saw a deterioration of behavior for children with low baseline rates of ‘disciplinary infringements’, but an improvement for children who had high baseline rates.
“The relationship between diet and behavior is complex and poorly understood. Childhood malnutrition has been associated with behavioral problems such as in attention, aggression and impaired socialization”.
“Individuals with micronutrient and n-3 PUFA deficiencies may be particularly prone to such anti-social behavior and aggression,” they wrote in the British Journal of Nutrition. (Omega Oils found in SupraOmega Plus & vitamins, minerals contained in Encompass 360)
An improved diet is a useful – yet perhaps ignored – tool which can be used in combination with additional behavioral measures. The balance of evidence available from prisons and schools suggests that broad spectrum improvements in nutrition may be an effective tool.
They tracked changes in blood levels of omega-3 and -6 fatty acids and the vitamins and minerals, which at baseline were low. After supplementation omega-3 and -6 levels as well as folate, vitamin C and vitamin D levels improved “significantly”. Meanwhile iron and ferritin were unchanged. They measured behavioral changes using school disciplinary records as well as Conners’ teacher ratings, which are commonly used to measure child behavior problems.
On the Conners’ disruptive behavior scale, the group given the active supplements improved, whereas the placebo group worsened. During the academic term, school disciplinary infringements increased significantly by 25% in both the supplemented and placebo groups. When the subjects were split into high and low baseline infringements, the low subset increased their offences whereas the high-misbehavior subset appeared to improve after treatment.
“Thus, when assessed using the validated and standardized Conners teacher tests (but less clearly when using school discipline records in a school where misbehavior was infrequent), supplementary nutrition might have a protective effect against worsening behavior,” the researchers from Oxford University’s department of physiology, anatomy and genetics and department of statistics wrote.
Source: British Journal of Nutrition
This study is not on these formulas but about ingredients used in these formulas which are in very high levels in the Sisel Products. Since Sisel Products are not tested in clinical or evaluated in FDA trials, even though ingredients within them may be, you cannot say Sisel products will do this. DSHEA however allows you to see the information on the ingredients and make your own conclusions.