Fish oil is one of those supplements we all know we should take, but not enough of us do. You know it helps support heart health as well as cognitive functioning and some studies have even shown fish oil to be helpful in promoting skin health, but did you know it’s also a great supplement for kids? It’s true!*
From supporting cognitive development and functioning to promoting heart health, fish oil, especially omega-3 DHA and EPA, can be extremely beneficial in rounding out your child’s nutrition.* I know what you’re thinking: Getting your child to eat fish is like feeding pizza to a giraffe, and finding a supplement that tastes good, without a fishy aftertaste or that leaves your little one with an upset tummy, can be quite a challenge. The answer to this dilemma is easier than you think.
First, look for a high quality fish oil supplement that has been purified. This will help reduce any lingering effects like fishy tasting burps or an upset stomach. Second, make it easy on yourself by choosing a supplement with a kid-friendly flavor. Nordic Naturals has a variety of kid-friendly fish oil supplements. My kids are big fans of the Omega-3 Tangerine Gummies as well as KidHealth Omega-3 Gummies from Vitacost. If your child is an anomaly and detests gummies, there are also liquid supplements available like Nordic Naturals Omega Booster Junior in Paradise Punch flavor.
While we all know getting our kids to eat a well-balanced diet is the ultimate goal, if you have a picky eater on your hands, or your little one refuses to get down with the seafood platter you so painstakingly prepared, you can rest easy knowing they’re meeting their nutritional needs with these great kid-friendly fish oil supplements.