It could be worth switching to see if it helps. You should see an improvement within about three days if it will help at all. They will miss out on the DHA and ARA for a bit, but you could try switching back in just a few weeks, after the peak of gas is over.
There was a study published in March 2002 that looked at kids who did not get a DHA/ARA supplement for the first six weeks; then half got Lipil and the other half did not. The half who did had consistently better eyesight throughout the first year.
The difference in intelligence in kids who get it throughout the first year is measurable (seven points on a 100-point scale of mental development), but the difference in getting three weeks off would probably not be measurable.
I hope that DHA and ARA will soon be available in all formulas. DHA is a type of omega-3 fatty acid. It is heart healthy and brain healthy throughout life. It is also found in seafood and eggs. One serving of salmon a week would take care of your (adult) needs, but it would not be expected to increase intelligence in adults. It's used to build brains and the most important time for that is early in life.
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