child in superhero costume: why supplementing your child's diet with essential fatty acids is essential

In today’s ever-changing, fast-paced lifestyle, many of us struggle to balance the never-ending demands thrown our way, and one of the areas affected most, is time spent planning and preparing healthy, balanced meals.

Kiddies ready-made meals become more and more attractive due to their ease of accessibility and of course, their relative affordability, and most of the boxes have pictures of carrots and peas on them, right? The issue is that we may not be aware of the fact that these time-saving meals are typically energy rich, but, often lack the micronutrients that are essential for a healthy, balanced diet to support a little growing mind and body.

One of the most vital nutrients for a growing child is a good source of Omega-3 fatty acids. Good sources of Omega-3 fatty acids include cold water fish (like mackerel, tuna, salmon and sardines), flax seeds, canola oils and soybeans, but most children do not consume enough of these foods. This is where it may be beneficial for these children to supplement their nutrient-intake with BrainChild Fish Oil Burstlets – a great source of essential Omega-3 fatty acids.

Essential Fatty acids (EFA’s), particularly docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), are important building blocks of cell membranes and make up 60% of brain tissue and BrainChild’s Fish Oil Burstlets contain 125mg DHA’s per burstlet.

Supplementing with DHA may be beneficial for:

  • Normal brain, visual and cognitive functioning
  • Language, communication & performance ability
  • Improved memory, and
  • The support of children with attention-deficit and/or hyperactivity disorders
  • (ADD/ADHD), restlessness & moodiness

The BrainChild Fish Burstlets can be taken in 1 of 3 simple and fun ways:

Brainchild omega 3 burstlets

The active ingredients in BrainChild Fish Burstlets are Tuna fish oil, providing 160 mg omega-3 fatty acids as docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) 125 mg and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) 30 mg. The other ingredients are gelatin, glycerol, shelform, orange oil, coconut oil, potato starch, vegetable oil hydrogenate, VSX, citric acid anhydrous, forest fruits flavouring, xylitol, lecithin, sucralose, purified water, iron oxide red. Contains sugar (xylitol 30 mg). Contains sweetener (sucralose 7.5 mg).

BrainChild Fish Oil Burstlets are available in a pack of 60 burstlets, as well as in the Combo Value pack together with the BrainChild Multivit Chews. Available at Dischem, Clicks, Mopani Pharmacy online and other leading pharmacies. Can be taken from ages 3 and up.

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