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Nordic Naturals Daily Omega Kids™ Strawberry -- 500 mg - 30 Chewable Softgels


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Nordic Naturals Daily Omega Kids™ Strawberry -- 500 mg - 30 Chewable Softgels

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Nordic Naturals Daily Omega Kids™ Strawberry Description

  • Doctor Recommended
  • Superior Triglyceride Form
  • Brain & Visual Function
  • Natural Fruit Flavor
  • Non-GMO Verified

Chewable Daily Omega Kids™ offers all the omega-3s childern ages 3+ need to support brain and visual function - in just one softgel per day.

 

Doctor-recommended, every batch of Nordic Naturals fish oil is tested by a third-party certified lab for environmental toxins, including heavy metals. All fish oils are in the triglyceride form and surpass the strictest international standards for purity and freshness.


Directions

Suggested Use: For children 3 years and over, one softgel daily, with food, or as directed by your healthcare professional or pharmacist. Please ensure child chews softgel thoroughly.
Free Of
Gluten, milk derivatives, artificial colors and flavors.

*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.


Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Softgel
Servings per Container: 30
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Calories5
   Calories from Fat5
Total Fat0.5 g1%
   Saturated Fat0 g0%
   Trans Fat0 g
   Total Omega-3s340 mg
   EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid)170 mg
   DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid)120 mg
   Other Omega-3s50 mg
Other Ingredients: Purified deep sea fish oil (from anchovies and sardines), soft gel capsule (gelatin, glycerin, water, natural strawberry flavor), natural strawberry flavor, d-alpha tocopherol, rosemary extract (a natural preservative).
Warnings

Consult with your physician before using this product if you are allergic to iodine, use blood thinners, or anticipate surgery.

The product packaging you receive may contain additional details or may differ from what is shown on our website. We recommend that you reference the complete information included with your product before consumption and do not rely solely on the details shown on this page. For more information, please see our full disclaimer.
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How to Get Your Kids The Omega-3s They Need

A thick salmon steak or slice of anchovy pizza might not be your child’s favorite things on the menu, but you’d be wise to try to find a way to get her to dig in. Fish is not only a good source of protein and smart addition to a heart-healthy diet, but it delivers essential fatty acids (EFAs) that can be tricky to find in kid-friendly dishes. Not made by the body, but a must for health, EFAs need to be obtained from the foods we eat.

Mother Concerned About Omegas for Kids Preparing Food for Child Sitting on Counter | Vitacost.com/blog

Why are essential fatty acids important?

EFAs play a number of important roles in health, including helping to maintain a healthy inflammatory response, providing cardiovascular support, supporting cognitive health, mood, memory and more.*

For children, they are vital for brain and eye development and function.*

How can I obtain essential fatty acids?

The most well-known type of EFAs are omega-3s, which include eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). They can be found in fatty fish, such as salmon, sardines, mackerel, tuna, trout, herring and halibut, as well as in oysters and shrimp.

Two other types of EFAs include linoleic acid (LA) and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), and they’re commonly found in plant foods like flaxseed, walnuts, spinach, soybeans and pumpkin seeds. The body needs to covert LA and ALA into DHA and EPA, the more usable forms of these essential fats. Conversion, however, is minimal, making it your best bet to consume omega-3 fatty acids from bioavailable food sources such as fish.

Food vs. supplements

When deciding between supplements or getting nutrients through food, always choose food whenever possible. The absorption of nutrients from food is typically better than with supplements, and you receive other nutrients from food that you might not get from a supplement.

For example, by eating fish, you’re getting essential omega-3 fatty acids and protein, which isn’t included in a fish oil supplement.

If you or your child aren’t eating enough fish or the plant foods mentioned above, supplements are a good alternative.

What are the recommended amounts of fish oil for kids?

The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that children 2 to 8 years old should eat 3 to 6 ounces of fish per week. Children age 9 years and older should eat 8 to 10 ounces of fish per week.

In supplement form, the following amounts of fish oil for kids are suggested:

  • 0-12 months: 0.5 grams/day (this is often received through breast milk and fish-oil fortified formula)
  • 1 to 3 years: 0.7 grams/day
  • 4 to 8 years: 0.9 grams/day
  • 9 to 13 years (boys): 1.2 grams/day
  • 9 to 13 years (girls): 1.0 grams/day
  • 14 to 18 years (boys): 1.6 grams/day
  • 14 to 18 years (girls): 1.1 grams/day

Tips for choosing fish oil supplements

When selecting a fish oil supplement, look for a brand that certifies their products as free of heavy metals, such as mercury, lead and cadmium through a process called molecular distillation.

Be sure to check the expiration date to minimize the risk the product has gone rancid.  A quick test at home to gauge the quality fish oil is to break open a capsule—there should be no strong, fishy odors or “rotten” smell.

Liquid or capsule forms of omega-3s are best. Check that main ingredient is fish oil and not a filler oil.

Use caution when choosing a chewable fish oil supplement, as it may contain lower amounts of EPA and DHA and contain added sugar.

Overall, fish intake and fish oil supplementation have been shown to have many positive effects on health. When deciding which omega-3 fatty acids source is best for you and your children consider consulting a registered dietitian and your child’s pediatrician before making big changes in diet and supplementation.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

This article was contributed by the registered dietitian nutritionists with The Little Clinic (inside select Kroger locations). For more information about dietitian services, visit www.thelittleclinic.com/dietitians.

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