Exclusive Interview with Dr Madeleine Portwood, Psychologist

Dr Madelaine Portwood has worked as a psychologist for over 25 years in the U.K.. She is highly respected by her colleagues and successfully treated children with social, emotional, behavioural, and learning difficulties. Dr Portwood was the leading researcher behind the ground-breaking Oxford Durum studies, showing how fish oils can improve ADHD symptoms and learning abilities. 

Is it true that more and more children have attention deficits and difficulty learning?
Yes, when I started my work as a psychologist, about 1 out of 1500 people had autism spectrum disorders; now this ratio is currently estimated to be 1 in 63. We observe this trend in other learning abilities as well. Because 20 years are too short to explain this with a genetic change, it is likely that this change is caused by external influences. One of these influences may be diet. Eating unbalanced can increase the risk of not providing us with enough essential omega-3 fatty acids, which can be found in fish but cannot be produced by our bodies. The occurrence of asthma, allergies, and eczema, for example, can indicate a deficiency in certain fatty acids. On the other hand, supplementation with fatty acids appears to help children that have difficulties learning, because these essential fatty acids are major building blocks for the developing brain.

Why did you choose to work with eye q™, instead of other fish oil supplements on the market?
Eye q™ is the only product that has clinically proven its success by helping kids with learning difficulties. In Sweden, this made EQUAZEN eye q™ the number one selling FA supplement. Our bodies cannot produce omega-3 or -6 fatty acids, which is why we have to supply them through our diet by eating fish or supplementing our diet with fish oil. Eye q™ is unique because it provides an optimal composition of different omega-3 (EPA, DHA) and -6 (GLA) fatty acids. In this specific formulation (EPA:DHA:GLA / 9:3:1), EQUAZEN eye q™ can be an effective supplementation, compared to other products with lower EPA or DHA alone. EQUAZEN eye q™ is produced in Europe and meets highest quality standards in Europe, Canada, Australia and South Africa.

Does E eye q™ improve concentration and learning?
Yes, research shows that when children take eye q™ supplements, children and young adults improve their concentration. This increased concentration helps them to stay focused and to more easily process information. As a result of this, kids learn better, be it in mathematics, science, or languages. Both teachers and parents report that their children perform better and stay on task when taking eye q™.

Do kids like taking eye q™?
Most kids like taking Eye q -chews, because they smell and taste like strawberry gummies. And they were extremely positive about their enhanced learning abilities when taking eye q™. More importantly, their self-esteem improved. Some of the youngsters, who had perceived themselves as slow learners’, realized that they could achieve as well as other children in their class.

How long does it take to see the first results?
Clinical studies have shown that eye q™ is effective after approximately 3 months of continuous eye q™ supplementation. In some cases, positive results began to appear after one month of supplementation. eye q™ has to be absorbed and continuously build into the body, like any other nutrient.

Watch the BBC-report on the Oxford-Durham study