Here is a more detailed breakdown:
The researchers reported:
- 17.1% tried some kind of omega fatty acid, with 64.3% rating it helpful,
- 10.2% tried an omega-6 fatty acid, with 61.1% rating it helpful,
- 10.2% used an omega-9 fatty acid, with 66.7% rating it helpful,
- 12.5% tried dimethylglycine, with 54.5% rating it helpful, and
- 6.3% tried Eflax oil, with 36.4% rating it helpful.
Dietary therapies were tried by 37.6% of the families. The findings were (percentage tried, percentage rated helpful):
- Gluten-free diet (23.3%, 61.0%),
- Casein-free diet (21.6%, 60.5%), and
- Lactose-free diet (17.6%, 45.2%).
Vitamins and minerals were tried by 63.1% of respondents, making it the most popular category. Nearly 40% had tried a vitamin or mineral supplement besides a multivitamin. The mean number tried was 3.2 (range 1 to 20). The researchers reported:
- 49.4% had tried a multivitamin with 35.6% reporting it helpful,
- 16.5% used an oral calcium supplement with 51.7% reporting it helpful,
- 14.8% tried oral vitamin C with 53.8% reporting it helpful,
- 16.5% had tried any magnesium supplement, and
- 14.2% used any vitamin B6 supplement.
Natural therapies had been used for 40.3% of the children (mean 2.0 different therapies). The most common were:
- Herbal remedies (11.9%, 71.4% rated as helpful),
- Evening primrose (9.1%, 31.3% rated as helpful), and
- Naturopathy (7.4%, 69.2% rated as helpful).