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 Posted 4/12/2014 11:17:43 AM
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I have a 2 year old with a chromosome deletion( There is some cognitive side effects) and this is something I have been researching quite a bit.  it is next to impossible to get any good idea on dosages or ratio though.

Three nutrients I see most often are


http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3062998/

DHA (Fish oil)
Choline (usually Choline bitartrate or lethecin)
Uridine - No natural source available that is also bioavailable(liver doesnt destroy it) - not as well know as the other 2.

citicoline is a mix of the last 2, but at a really low percentage of what might be effective.

see here for percentages

http://examine.com/faq/what-source-of-choline-should-i-use.html



Dr.Weil says toddlers need minium of 200 mg of choline
http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/ART03240/Choline.html

so if citicoline is only 18.5 % choline, you need to take 1100 mg of citicoline if a toddler. 

This is something I havent paid close attention to until now.  

So if a bottle says 250 mg of choline from choline bitartrate, i wonder if they have already done the percentage calculation
http://www.luckyvitamin.com/p-20742-twinlab-choline-inositol-caps-500-mg-100-capsules



Is anyone else supplementing with these 3 nutrients?  If so, what dosage and what sources are you getting it from?

Im thinking fish pill + choline(choline bitartrate)/insolitol mix + uridine supplement. 
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 Posted 4/13/2014 5:37:57 PM
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Many of us here started heavy supplementation after age 35, and so supplementation for a two-year old would seem quite unusual to us.  As a member of LEF, you could contact LEF's naturopaths, for free, to get their opinion as what to do.
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