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Sunday, September 05, 2010

NutraSea Kids

I'm sure I've mentioned before that we (I) don't eat fish, so it's not served in our house, because I just don't buy it.

So with all the information out there about how important essential fatty acids (EFA) are I've been taking fish oil supplements to get omega-3. Studies also show that EFAs play an important role in children's development, so I've been giving Kayla DHA chewable soft gels. Recommended age is 3+ so I hadn't been giving Lucas any.

I received a bottle of NutraSea Kids (age 2-13) to try out. NutraSea Kids is a liquid omega-3 supplement with EPA, DHA & Vitamin D. It also contains GLA and omega-6 which has been scientifically proven to be beneficial to early childhood development.

NutraSea Kids comes in a Very Berry Flavor (Joe and I think it has a slight bubble gum flavor to it though) and can be taken directly off the spoon (1 tsp) or even mixed in with shakes, smoothies, yogurt etc. Both of my kids will take it directly, or mixed in with their juice. Because its an oil though mixing it with the juice doesn't blend as well as it does in a smoothie and does leave a residue in the cup.

I also received the adult version - NutraSea + D; an omega-3 supplement with 1000IU of Vitamin D. This comes in an apple flavor. After trying it Joe described it as tasting like a 'fishy apple.' Initially I didn't think it had any fish-y flavor to it, but then there was a very slight fish-y aftertaste, but wasn't strong and didn't last. The 1 tsp serving size is easier to swallow than the large pills I've been taking; and I can always put it in a smoothie as well.

All of the NutraSea products are pharmaceutical quality and have been independently tested and certified for quality and purity.

For a family that doesn't eat fish I'm glad there are options for omega-3 supplements for us to take.

"I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of NutraSea and received products necessary to facilitate my review. In addition, I received a gift certificate to thank me for taking the time to participate."

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3 comments:

Shelley said...

Michelle,
Did this make Kayla's breath have a fishy smell? We've tried giving the boys fish oil in both capsule and liquid form. After about 3 days, their breath is horrible! I'd love to find something that they can take that doesn't do this.

Christine said...

Strange that I would come across this post today. My husband just mentioned to me about buying some thing has Omega3.

Bethany said...

Are they molecularly distilled? That is the biggest thing to look for. :)