- Supports Healthy Cognitive Function and Healthy Brain Development in Children
- Supports Healthy Skin, Joints and Connective Tissue
- Increases Visual and Ocular Health
- Maintains Normal Inflammatory Balance and Strengthens Immune Function
- Supports Cardiovascular Health
Omega-3 fatty acids are essential cornerstones of human nutrition. They are deemed "essential" because we need them for proper health, but cannot produce them on our own. We must therefore consume these fats through diet or supplementation. Omega-3 fatty acids are required for a number of body functions, from proper blood flow to brain development; these long-chain fatty acids are integral components of tissues and organ systems throughout the body, including the heart, skin, joints, eyes and immune system.
Omega Jr. is sourced from the world’s least industrialized coastline in Chile, where cold, fresh water provides the cleanest, most sustainable source of fish in the world. Omega Jr. provides 105 mg of EPA and 185 mg DHA per 4 soft gels as natural triglycerides, the preferred form with superior absorption, in a delicious fruity-orange flavor. Vitamin E (as mixed tocopherols) is added to ensure maximum purity and freshness. In addition, this exclusive fish oil is enzymatically cleaned, vacuum distilled, and independently tested to ensure heavy metals, pesticides and PCBs are removed to undetectable levels.
Omega Jr. provides omega-3 fish oil in easy-to-take chewable soft gel pearls for children’s health and wellness needs. While the importance of omega-3 fatty acids for adults is well-known, children also require adequate amounts of these essential fats for healthy brain development, vision, skin and joints and to support a normal inflammatory response.
Suggested Use 1-4 soft gel capsules per day in divided doses or as recommended by your health care professional. Capsules may be chewed or swallowed. Chewed capsules can be swallowed or expelled.
Fish Oil Delivery - Triglycerides vs. Ethyl Esters While the amount of EPA and DHA provided in a fish oil product is important for efficacy, the type of fish oil delivered is another significant factor in defining fish oil effectiveness. The human body is accustomed to digesting and absorbing EPA and DHA in the triglyceride form. Even though triglyceride-based fish oils are the preferred form for superior fish oil absorption, the vast majority of fish oil products available on the market are in the ethyl ester form. While ethyl esters allow for higher concentrations of EPA and DHA to be achieved, their unusual structure is resistant to the digestive enzymes (lipases) that enable fat breakdown. In a study comparing EPA and DHA digestion in both the triglyceride and ethyl ester form, five common digestive lipase enzymes were shown to more easily digest fish oil in the triglyceride as compared to the ethyl ester substrate. A review of the existing literature has shown that fish oil provided in the triglyceride form is more efficiently digested and is 70% more absorbable than the ethyl ester form.
Omega-3 Depletion An accumulating body of research shows that the typical modern diet does not provide a sufficient amount of omega-3 fatty acids for optimal health and insufficient conversion of ALA to the active EPA and DHA may reduce the amount available for use in organs and tissues. Symptoms of omega-3 deficiency are common and often overlooked. These may include dry, itchy or flaky skin, poor sleep quality, poor circulation, eye discomfort, and mood imbalance.
Research As in adult populations, omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to be beneficial to children's circulatory and cardiovascular health. A case control study on pediatric patients demonstrated how PUFAs support cardiovascular health.