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A DRUG-FREE APPROACH TO MANAGING ADHD
Vayarin® is not a drug or a supplement. It is a medical food that is specially designed to provide important nutrients to the brain to manage specific lipid deficiencies associated with ADHD.
HOW DOES VAYARIN® REALLY WORK?
The Link Between FATS & ADHD
Lipids(fats) are critical for brain health. In fact, 60% of our brain’s dry weight is made of lipids!
Over time, humans have moved from being hunter-gatherers, to farming, to today’s industrial/high-tech era. The modern diet has resulted in a huge decrease of “healthy” lipids, such as Omega-3 fatty acids and phospholipids, which are very important to the brain.
Reduced levels of Omega-3s are also associated with ADHD. While nutrition may play a role, research show that dietary differences do not explain the deficiencies. Many factors like genetics, difficulty absorbing lipids, and other disturbances in breaking down fatty acids play a key role.
A DIFFERENT NEED, A DIFFERENT WAY
Vayarin® is a specially formulated lipid composition designed to target the brain, so that “healthy” lipids can get across the blood brain barrier.
Vayarin® is a nutritional approach to managing the lipid imbalance associated with ADHD – this is something that FDA-approved ADHD drug treatments do not address. Vayarin’s unique structure is different from dietary supplements or over-the-counter products in the market. Through a special patented process, we combine Phosphatidylserine (PS) and Omega-3, creating Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)-enriched PS-Omega-3, a composition that is designed to specifically travel to the brain and provide vital nutrients needed to manage the complex lipid deficiencies associated with ADHD. In a preclinical study comparing our PS-Omega-3 to common Omega-3s found in fish oil and PS, our composition was shown to have increased brain bioavailability. Don’t cheat your brain out of getting what it really needs!
Vayarin® has been studied in a double-blind, placebo controlled, randomized clinical study in 162 children with ADHD, which was published in a peer-reviewed journal. The study demonstrated the safety of Vayarin® and, in the 15-week open-label extension phase evaluating efficacy, Vayarin® was shown to effectively reduce ADHD behaviors, especially in children with more emotional dysregulation. Additionally, in a retrospective study evaluating 518 patients with ADHD (average age 11), Vayarin® was shown to improve functioning and reduce emotional dysregulation.
Our unique PS-Omega-3 structure was shown to significantly increase the bioavailability of Omega-3 in rat brain versus control and fish oil alone, soy-PS and soy-PS combine with fish oil.