10yrs or More
|HCF Quality (4.8)||(4.8)|
|Kids BRAINIUMS DHA (3.5)||(3.5)|
|Solgar Super Ginkgo (3.2)||(3.2)|
|Carlson Laboratories Acetyl L-Carnitine Powder (3)||(3)|
Kids BRAINIUMS DHA is a dietary supplement available in the form of gummy bears, specifically designed to supply optimum intake of the essential Omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA to children. Essentially, this is a formula that targets brain health and optimal brain functioning by providing it with the essential nutrients it most needs during childhood, when its development happens at the highest rate ever. DHA is the main Omega-3 fatty acid delivered by the supplement, which is especially important to concentration, attention, memory and other parameters which we will discuss in the following sections of this review.
The formula is claimed to contain no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives, which is particularly desirable in the case of products targeting children. Flavors are added so that any fishy after taste is covered up ‘ the two flavors are Strawberry and Fruit Punch. Given the beneficial effects of Omega-3, the supplement can be taken by the entire family, without any special instructions for use.
Kids BRAINIUMS DHA is offered under the Nutrilite brand, a world leader in vitamin and dietary supplements and a brand that has been offering consumers a complete spectrum of nutrition and well being formulations since 1934. The brand is distributed worldwide through the Amway Company.
Kids BRAINIUMS DHA contains the following ingredients: Kids BRAINIUMS DHA DHA includes the following ingredients: total Omega-3 fatty acids 150 mg, DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) 105 mg, EPA ((eicosapentaenoic acid) and other fatty acids mg; corn syrup, sucrose, water, pork gelatin, lactic acid, citric acid, sorbitol, pectin, natural strawberry flavor, natural mango flavor, carmine and paprika (colors), ascorbic acid, sodium polyphosphate, sodium ascorbate, soybean oil, canola ad/or sunflower oil, coconut oil, tocopherols excipient, potassium sodium tartrate, rosemary oil, acerola concentrate, carnauba wax, maltodextrin, and corn starch.
Kids BRAINIUMS DHA features both Omega-3 fatty acids, but particularly helps deliver DHA which is most important to brain health. The nutrient is important throughout all life stages, however during early childhood it is essentially important as the brain increases in mass more than 3 times as compared to birth. Most importantly DHA provides support for normal cognitive function, for brain and eye development and heart health.
Official recommendation for a daily intake of DHA has not yet been made, but most experts agree that a 100 to 150 mg of DHA per day is enough to cover a child–s needs. Kids BRAINIUMS DHA features 105 mg DHA per daily dosage (4 gummy bears), close to these generally acknowledged daily requirement. It appears that children receive through diet alone only 20 to 50 % from this daily necessary intake, particularly because foods that contain DHA are limited and kids are known to be picky eaters.
Natural sources of DHA are found in breast milk, organ meats, algae, and seafood, particularly fat cold-water fish such as sardines, salmon, herring, and anchovies.
Certain research studies published recently seem to suggests that children aged 7 to 9 who have poor reading performances may improve their performance by ensuring their diet includes 600 mg of DHA daily. Other studies are focusing on different benefits of this versatile nutrient. For instance one has showed that DHA intake may help with calmer response to stressful sensory stimuli, such as loud noises.
The benefits of DHA and on ADHD are also a common theme of research.
The daily recommended dose is 4 gummy bears for children 3 to 14 years old, while for teenagers and adults the daily dose is 8 gummy bears.
- The Nutrilite brand has a long history and generally products sold under this brand enjoy a good reputation
- Consumer testimonials are not numerous, but are generally praising the formula–s quality and effectiveness
- Gummy bear shape and fruity flavor may be appealing to children
- The formula is rather pricey
- The daily dose of 4 capsules (for children) may be an inconvenient for some children who generally refuse taking pills ‘ the gummy form may help with that
- A large number of inactive ingredients ‘ preservatives, etc
Estimations say that American children consume an average up to 50from the daily required daily DHA intake, which may be detrimental to their development during the early years of their life when they would most benefit from Omega-3 rich foods. Additionally, foods that naturally contain this fatty acid are limited fatty fish, algae, organ meats, which are not commonly and most times not willingly consumed by young children. Kids BRAINIUMS DHA is a solution to this potential problem as it offers a convenient and enjoyable way to ensure that children receive this vital nutrient, DHA every day.
The product enjoys a good reputation, as well as the brand Nutrilite under which it is marketed. Consumer trust is important, especially when choosing a supplement designed for children. We are glad to see that awareness on DHA importance is constantly growing and receives more and more attention from mainstream media. Be aware to consult a healthcare practitioner prior to using the supplement.