Nutrilite Brainium DHA
Nutrilite Brainium DHA is a dietary supplement specifically designed for children to promote increased focus capacity, concentration and learning skills. According to the manufacturer, the American company Amway, the strawberry natural flavored formula is free of artificial colors, flavors or preservatives and is the first DHA gummy supplement to be released on the market (based on an independent study conducted in 2005).
Amway is one of the world’s largest direct selling companies with a worldwide presence in more than 80 markets. The company’s products are commercialized through a MLM business system. Amway was founded more than 50 years ago and is headquartered in Ada, Michigan, USA. The company markets a variety of nutrition, wellness and bath, personal care and house cleaning products.
Nutrilite Brainium DHA is recommended to children. Adults can also take the formula. However, pregnant or nursing women or people who are on medications or have a medical condition should consult a doctor before taking the supplement.
Nutrilite Brainium DHA Ingredients
Nutrilite Brainium DHA formula contains the following ingredients: Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Sodium, Omega3 fatty acids: DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (Eicosapentaenoic acid) and other fatty acids, corn syrup, sucrose, water, pork gelatin, fish oil (bonito), natural lemon flavor with other natural flavors, Lactic acid, Citric acid, Sorbitol, pectin, Ascorbic acid, soybean oil, Acerola concentrate, D-alpha Tocopherols, carnauba wax, and mixed Tocopherols.
Nutrilite Brainium DHA is an amino-acid and vitamin based formula designed for improving learning, concentration and focus performance in children. Each gummy provides 15% of the daily recommended value of Vitamin C and 10% of the daily recommended value of Vitamin E.
The formula’s core ingredients however are the fish oil Omega 3 essential fatty acids DHA and EPA, two highly important nutrients for normal growth and development, especially since they are not produced by the body but have to be taken from food. Particularly, the omega 3 used in Nutrilite Brainium DHA is extracted from cold-water fish.
Omega – 3 fatty acids have been the topic of many research studies. Their benefits on a number of health concerns or body functions span from diabetes to various forms of cancer to Alzheimer’s disease, ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), heart diseases or macular degeneration.
DHA is found in high concentrations in the retina and the brain, accounting for up to 97% of the overall Omega-3 fats in the brain and up to 93% of the overall Omega-3 fats in the retina. Strong scientific evidence has shown Omega 3 DHA and EPA to be essential to brain development, cognitive function and neuro-protection and even in regulation mood and alleviating depression (although insufficient evidence exists in this regard).
Side effects of EPA and DHA, although rare and usually associated to high dosages include irregular bleeding, indigestion, low blood pressure, high cholesterol and respiratory problems.
Children are recommended to take 4 gummies of Nutrilite Brainium DHA per day, while adults should take eight gummies daily. Reviews are generally available on the manufacturer’s website, where consumers report increased effectiveness.
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- Fruity taste (no chracteristic fishy taste);
- Gummies form – easy to swallow and to be administered to children;
- No artificial colorings, flavors, preservatives.
- No consumer reviews other than a few on the manufacturer’s website;
- The daily value for DHA and EPA is not clearly established.
Nutrilite Brainium DHA is a dietary supplement for children, to support healthy brain function and to assist with learning, focus and concentration.The brain supplement is based on essential amino-acids EPA and DHA which have been tested and demonstrated to positively impact a number of functions, including the brain. Unfortunately, the only consumer reviews available are on the manufacturer’s website. We recommend you to treat them with caution, since they may merely represent a marketing tool.
The formula may potentially deliver on its claimed benefits, since it includes Omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA and Vitamin C and E. However, as for all dietary supplements, it is best to consult a healthcare professional before starting use.