It’s that time of the year again—back to school! It can be a hectic time for all families, between school supplies shopping, and getting the kids prepared. Alongside the preparation, keeping a healthy routine during the school year is important! You may have heard of Omega-3’s and the various health benefits associated with omega-3, but how can they help support children’s overall health?
Let’s start with the basics. Omega-3 fatty acids are essential fats, but our bodies cannot produce them, so we have to get them through our diet or supplements. As part of a balanced diet, try making salmon or other cold-water fish a regular feature of your meal planning. If fish isn’t apart of your current diet, another great option is supplementing with an omega-3 fish oil. Two important omega-3 fatty acids are EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) which have been associated with several health benefits:
- Help support cognitive health and brain function.
Helps support the development of the brain, eyes and nerves in children up to 12 years of
- Helps support and maintain cardiovascular health.
Helps support maintenance of good health.
How can children get EPA and DHA?
If you’re looking to use an omega-3 fish oil as a supplement, NutraSea is a great option. NutraSea offers a wide variety of omega-3 products in liquid or softgel form. Why should you choose NutraSea? Easy! NutraSea is proudly Canadian, with their liquid omega-3’s being produced in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. NutraSea is also PureCheck verified, which means every NutraSea product is analyzed for purity and potency. Third-party testing is your guarantee that what you read on the label matches the product inside. So you know you’re getting quality omega-3 supplements for those that matter most! NutraSea offers a specially formulated Omega-3 for kids, in a bubblegum flavour that the kids will enjoy!
Omega-3 and ADHD
Can omega-3 help support ADHD associated symptoms? ADHD is a chronic condition that can present at all levels of severity and rarely occurs by itself. Studies throughout the world have reported the occurrence of ADHD in school age children as being between 5% and 12%. When it comes to omega-3 and ADHD, the combination of the omega-3 EPA and DHA with the omega-6 GLA has been highlighted by researchers as showing promise in mitigating ADHD symptomatology. NutraSea ADHD Targeted Omega-3 is an omega-3 supplement specifically formulated for school-age children with ADHD. With 580 mg of EPA, 360 mg of DHA, 80 mg of GLA, and 500 IU vitamin D3, NutraSea ADHD may help to reduce symptoms associated with ADHD. While NutraSea ADHD is not a replacement for prescription medication, it’s easy for kids to take – just one teaspoon a day, in a delicious citrus punch flavour.
NutraSea Omega-3 supplement can be a good choice to help ensure children can get EPA and DHA in their everyday lives and help support cognitive function, for the upcoming school year. It is always recommended that you speak with a healthcare practitioner to discuss if omega-3 supplementation is right for your child.
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