Omega-3 is especially important when it comes to the development of children. The presence of Omega-3 greatly assists the development of the child's brain during pregnancy and until the age of 3. The ability of children to concentrate and study also depends on the presence of Omega-3 in their bodies.
In the past, the diet of most people (including children) consisted of elements that gave a good balance of Omega-3 and another group of fatty acids known as Omega-6. Today, the average diet leans more toward Omega-6. This causes a variety of health problems. This lack of balance is also suspected to be one of the factors behind children's under performance in their studies due to concentration and attention issues. The use of Omega-3 supplements has become a popular way of supporting children's cognitive abilities and their improving school performance.
The following research, documented by the BBC, shows considerable improvement of school performance by children given Omega-3 supplements: