We have all heard of the amazing health benefits of omega-3s, but have you heard how beneficial they are for your kiddos? When we think of omega-3 fatty acids, we usually think of fatty fish like sardines, anchovies and salmon, which are full of these health-boosting omega-3 fats. Kids aren’t typically attracted to foods that are full of these healthy fats, so luckily they have fun to take and delicious options with our pure, emulsified fish oil blends Coromega Kids Omega-3 Squeeze and Kids DHA Omega 3 Gummy Fruits.
The top three benefits omega-3s have on children are:
1. The development of a healthy Body and Brain; both which need lots of omega -3s during development.*
2. A healthy immune system with Omega -3s to balance inflammation*
3. A healthy psychological status*
Our scientific advisor, Dr. Doug Bibus explains why kids benefit from consuming omega-3s.
“Childhood is a period of brain growth and maturation. The long chain omega-3 fatty acid, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), is a major lipid in the brain recognized as essential for normal brain function,” said Dr. Bibus.
He explains that animals with low brain DHA results in impaired learning and behavior. In infants, DHA is important for optimal visual and cognitive development. The usual intake of DHA among toddlers and children is low and some studies show improvements in cognition and behavior as the result of supplementation with polyunsaturated fatty acids including DHA.
According to Dr. Bibus, studies of brain activity have reported benefits of DHA supplementation and over half of the studies reported a favorable role for DHA or long chain omega-3 fatty acids in at least one area of cognition or behavior. Studies also suggested an important role for DHA in school performance.
Dr. Bibus also noted from his studies that omega-3s can also help manage kids on the autism spectrum, as well as reducing symptoms of ADHD, nutrient deficits, and can even improve the health of the child when the mother consumes enough omega-3s during pregnancy.
Our fish oil blend is high in DHA, with no artificial ingredients to interfere with your child’s health. The oil used in Coromega comes from small, deep, cold-water fish (sardines and anchovies) that are less likely to be contaminated. The oil then undergoes molecular distillation, which removes toxins, heavy metals and PCBs.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.