Omega-3 fatty acids are considered essential fatty acids. They are necessary for human health, but the body can't make them. Omega-3 fatty acids are found in fishes and other sea foods including algae, krill, some plants, and nut oils. They are also known as polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), Omega-3 fatty acids play a crucial role in brain function, as well as normal growth and development. They have also become popular because they may reduce the risk of heart disease. Omega-3 fatty acids are highly concentrated in the brain and appear to be important for cognitive (brain memory and performance) and behavioural function (1).
Infants who do not get enough Omega-3 fatty acids from their mothers during pregnancy are at risk for developing vision and nerve problems. Symptoms of Omega-3 fatty acid deficiency include fatigue, poor memory, dry skin, heart problems, mood swings or depression, and poor circulation(1).
Polyunsaturated fatty acids like Omega 3 play a key role during gestation, pre-weaning period and childhood, as they are constituents of cell membrane phospholipids and of the structure of neurons. The demand for this fatty acids goes up in these periods of tissue growth. As a consequence, the demand for essential fatty acids in pregnant women and the fetus as well as in pre-weaning babies is very high (2).
The Official Journal of the European Union has recently published the recommended nutritional intakes for essential fatty acids, indicating that Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids are necessary for normal growth in children. Their beneficial effect is obtained when daily intake of these fatty acids reaches 1% of total energy intake in case of Linoleic Acid and 2 % for α-Linolenic Acid (2).
Omega 3,6 helps in normal child growth, they are fundamental for forming and maintaining the structure and function of the immune system and are essential for the visual function. They stimulate mental development in premature babies. They have a positive effect on skin (2).
Palmitoleic Acid is an Omega-7 fatty acid, it is a monounsaturated fatty acid found in, many fish and fish oils in appreciable amounts. Palmitoleic Acid acts as a Lipokine and modulates several metabolic processes in the body's tissues. Palmitoleic Acid has potential positive effects on immune and metabolic factors related to obesity, insulin resistance, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), and atherosclerosis (3).
Omega 9 also called as Oleic Acid, it has beneficial effect on cancer, autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, and ability to facilitate wound healing and in immune responses. Olive oil containing diets improve the immune response associated to a more successful elimination of pathogens such as bacteria and fungi, by interfering in many components of this system such as macrophages, lymphocytes and neutrophils(4).
Life On Chewable Omegakid capsules are virtually taste free Omega 3 which uses pure natural source of Omgea 3 Fish Oil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Lemon Oil with no added additives or concentrates, which has been specially designed for kids and teens ( age 5 - 18 years).
Life On Chewable Omegakid has a perfect blend of essential Omega fatty acids. The three principal Omega-3 fatty acids are Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA), Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA), and Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA).
Life On Chewable Omegakid contains cold pressed pure Extra Virgin Olive Oil which are rich in Oleic Acid (Omega 9) and Palmitic Acid (Omega 7).
Life On Chewable Omegakid is the only product available in the market which has all the important Omega fatty acids in its formula, which helps in the physical and mental development of the children.
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Life On Chewable Omegakid doesn't have any fishy odor while chewing. Lemon oil has ability to mask the fishy taste of the fish oil which gives a refreshing feel for children.
Omega 3 fatty acids DHA helps in Supporting normal cognitive function, brain and eye development and function (5).
The Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) Oxford Learning and Behaviour (DOLAB) trial published in the PLOS-One Journal found that children ages 7-9, who are underperforming in reading, a healthy diet that achieves 600 mg of DHA daily support improvements in reading, memory and behaviour (5).
PUFAs for children - children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) have lower Omega-3 levels than those of normal children. Taking fish oil as the medicine, reported that behaviour of children improved, hyperactivity is reduced, and concentration is improved (6).
1.Omega-3 fatty acids, http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/Omega3-fatty-acids
3.http://www.nutritionaloutlook.com/herbs-botanicals/Omega-7-fatty-acid-anti- inflammatory - metabolic -health-benefits-explored-newly-published-review
4.An overview of the modulatory effects of oleic acid in health and disease. Mini Rev Med Chem. 2013 Feb;13(2):201-10.
6.Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids in Children Pediatr Gastroenterol Hepatol Nutr. 2013 Sep; 16(3): 153–161.Published online 2013 Sep 30.doi: 10.5223/pghn.2013.16.3.153