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 in adults and adolescents. 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 PS-Omega-3 enriched with Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), 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.
Vayarin® has been available for almost 6 years and taken by over 100 thousand patients, both effectively and safely. Vayarin’s unique composition was inspired by breast milk, and is a key building block of the brain. It’s been proven safe in children, with virtually no side effects.
IS VAYARIN® RIGHT FOR MY CHILD?
Each child is unique, however there are some behaviors in children that may be more likely to result in positive change when using Vayarin®. These behaviors are known as “Emotional Dysregulation”, and include:
Characteristics of Emotional Dysregulation
These behaviors can even be categorized as internal and external. Take a look below for some examples:
External Emotional Dysregulation Behaviors
- Experiences an “Emotional Roller Coaster”
- Disrupts Class
- Interrupts Conversations
- Gets Into Fights
- Has Outbursts
Internal Emotional Dysregulation Behaviors
- Can’t Calm Down
- Has Trouble Falling Asleep
- Is Antisocial
- Experiences Mood Swings
- Doesn’t Think Before Acting
ALL DAY COVERAGE
Vayarin® taken once daily works around the clock to help manage ADHD. Because it works all-day, there are no rebounds, no drop-offs, and no fluctuations in its effect.
GOOD THINGS TAKE TIME
PS-Omega-3 works as a building block in the brain, so consistent daily use is critical. Since lipid levels vary by patient, it can take up to 30 to 90 days to build up in the system. It is important to give Vayarin the time it needs to be effective.
As a medical food, Vayarin® is intended to be taken only under medical supervision. Tell your doctor or healthcare provider that you are using Vayarin®.