Every chewable burstlet contains a functional dosage of omega-3 DHA in rTG form, vitamin D3 and vitamin K2 to effective support cognitive functioning, healthy vision and build stronger bones.
DHA is a key structural component of the brain and retina in the eyes. Toddlers and young children may not be consuming the recommended amount of DHA due to lack of DHA-rich food like fatty fish and seafood. But more often than not, it is because of picky eating.
1. Compare the amount of DHA & EPA
Most organizations recommend at least 250mg (DHA + EPA) daily for children. A higher daily supplementation of more than 450 mg (DHA + EPA) helps improve cognitive functioning in children and adolescents and also increases the omega-3 index in the body to more than 6%*. *(Nutrients. 12(10): 3115 (2020)
However, it is very likely that children are not getting sufficient DHA and EPA from their daily diets.
When choosing a DHA supplement, look at the total mg of DHA + EPA, not total mg of fish oil.
I ♥ My Kids Brain & Bones Burstlets offers 400mg DHA + EPA, a functional daily dosage and the best solution to fulfil children’s omega-3 fatty acid needs.
Taking DHA supplements helps fill the omega-3 fatty acids nutritional gap, which is crucial for supporting brain development, achieve optimal omega-3 index and promote eye health.
2. Look at the DHA:EPA ratio
DHA and EPA serve different functions in the body. DHA is critical for healthy brain, eye and behavioural development, while EPA is known to support healthy inflammatory response.
High-DHA-low-EPA is the most effective ratio to cross the blood-brain barrier for best absorption and efficacy, and for optimal brain and cognitive functions. Most children DHA supplements typically offer less than 30% DHA. I ♥ My Kids Brain and Bones Burstlets offer 76% DHA and 5% EPA.
3. Check the form of Omega-3
Omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil are available in 3 forms: non-concentrated natural triglycerides (TG), concentrated ethyl esters (EE) and concentrated re-esterified triglycerides (rTG). rTG is the most superior form that allows superior absorption into the body and maximal potency.
4. Purity & Freshness
For a good measure of the quality and freshness, it is important to ensure the fish oil abides by international standards set by third party omega-3 trade bodies such as GOED.
Each batch of omega-3 DHA in I ♥ My Kids Brain & Bones Burstlet is obtained through Supercritical CO2 extraction. This means that the omega-3 is extracted, purified and concentrated without high heat and toxic solvents. And, I ♥ My Kids Brain & Bones Burstlet is manufactured in a Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) facility under strict quality control and safety standards.
I ♥ My Kids Brain & Bones Burstlet far exceeds the limit set by GOED.
Invest in your child’s brain, eye and bone health early to reap the long-term benefits. The growing years is a critical time for children to obtain sufficient nutrients to support the rapid brain, eye, and bone development.
I ♥ My Kids Brain & Bones Burstlets is a kid-friendly way to obtain sufficient DHA that is essential for their development. At 76% concentration, I ♥My Kids Brain & Bones Burstlets can effectively penetrate past the blood-brain barrier for maximum absorption.
Vitamin D3 helps the body absorb calcium and vitamin K2 helps “direct” the calcium to the bones. Besides beneficial to the bones, vitamin K2 protects against calcium from accumulating in soft tissues, such as blood vessels and kidneys.
• Improves attention span^
• Improve cognitive functions^
• Improve developmental coordination disorder (DCD)^
• Improve behaviour^
• Support healthy vision^
View the “Research” tab to view supporting studies
On top of how nutrient-rich each chewable burstlet is, I ♥ My Kids Brain & Bones Burstlets is more than just an everyday vitamin for your mini-me, it’s a daily treat!
OmaxPure DHA76 is an ultra-concentrated 1250mg omega-3 fish oil (with 950mg DHA per softgel). 1 softgel a day can support mental clarity, brain cognitive thinking, emotional wellness and prenatal wellness. To learn more, please click here.
I ♥ My Kids Brain & Bones Burstlets offers a functional dosage of DHA, vitamin D3 and vitamin K2 in every burstlet. Just 1 burstlet a day not only fills the DHA gap, but also supports healthy bone growth during their growing years. Safe for long-term consumption, it is highly recommended for toddlers and even adolescents.
Research Proven Benefits of DHA
Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for healthy growth and development of children. These essential fats are associated with a wide range of health benefits.
1. Improve attention difficulties in children
Some experience impulsive behaviours with difficulty in concentrating. This is common in childhood and progress into adulthood. DHA as the main omega-3 fatty acid in the brain helps to increase the blood flow for mental tasks. It was noticed in researches that children and adults with attention problems have lower blood levels of omega-3. Scientists predict that the relative deficiencies DHA may underlie some of the behavioural and learning problems associated with attention problems.
In this clinical trial, a total of 362 healthy children of age 7 to 9 years with initial underperforming in reading were randomly administered either 600mg/day DHA or placebo. ITT (intention-to-treat) analyses showed significant improvement in a subgroup of 224 children whose initial reading performance was ≤20(th) centiles. Parent-rated behaviour problems (attention-problem type symptoms) were significantly reduced by DHA supplementation. These findings suggest that DHA supplementation could be a safe and effective approach to improve reading and behaviour in healthy but underperforming children.
In this clinical trial, 40 boys with attention problems, aged 8–14 years, and 39 matched, typically developing controls were orally administered 10 g of margarine daily, enriched with either 650 mg of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)/docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)each or placebo for 16 weeks. Results showed that EPA/DHA supplementation improved parent-rated attention in both children with attention problems and typically developing children. In addition, phospholipid DHA level at follow-up was higher for children receiving EPA/DHA supplements than placebo. These findings suggest that dietary supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids reduces symptoms of attention problems, both for individuals with attention problems and typically developing children.
In this clinical trial, 41 children aged 8 to 12 years with both specific learning difficulties (mainly dyslexia) and above-average attention problems ratings were administered omega-3 fatty acids (HUFA) or placebo for 12 weeks. A range of behavioural and learning problems associated with attention problems was assessed using standardized parent rating scales at both baseline and follow-up. Compared to the placebo group, the group treated with omega-3 fatty acids (HUFA) showed significantly lower mean scores for cognitive problems and general behaviour problems. This study suggests the beneficial effects of omega-3 fatty acids (HUFA) on attention-problem-related symptoms in children with specfic learning difficulties.
2. Improve cognitive functions
Some experience impulsive behaviours with difficulty in concentrating which is usually common in childhood and progress into adulthood. DHA is the main omega-3 fatty acid in the brain that helps to increase the blood flow for mental tasks. It was noticed in researches that children and adults with attention problems have lower blood levels of omega-3. Scientists predict that the relative deficiencies DHA may underlie some of the behavioural and learning problems associated with attention problems.
In this clinical trial, healthy 4-year-old children were administered 400 mg/day DHA or placebo for 4 months and the relationship of DHA levels in whole capillary blood with scores on cognitive tests was evaluated. Result showed that there is a statistically significant (p = 0.018) positive association between blood level of DHA and higher scores on the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test, which is a test of listening comprehension and vocabulary acquisition. The findings suggest that DHA supplementation potentially helps improve the learning ability of children.
3. Improve developmental coordination disorder (DCD)
Developmental coordination disorder (DCD), a lifelong condition that makes it hard to learn motor skills and coordination, aects around 5% of school-aged children. This disorder is commonly associated with diculties in learning, behavioural and psychosocial adjustment that continue into adulthood.
In this clinical trial, 117 children with DCD (5 to 12 years of age) were administered omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids or placebo for 3 months, which was followed by a 1-way crossover from placebo to omega-3 and omega-6 treatment for an additional 3 months. Compared to placebo, supplementation with omega-3 and omega-6 resulted in significant improvements in reading, spelling and behaviour. This study suggests that fatty acid supplementation potentially helps to mitigate learning and behavioural problems among children with DCD.
4. Improve behaviour
DHA, a beneficial omega-3 fatty acid commonly found in fish oil, may have long-term neurodevelopmental effects which would help reduce aggressive and antisocial behavioural problems in children. Studies have shown that children with neurodevelopmental disorders, such as attention problems and autism may have low levels of DHA that contribute to their symptoms. Hence, increasing DHA may help improve symptoms of these disorders, including learning impairments, inattention, hyperactivity, aggression, and other behaviour problems.
In this clinical trial, 166 schoolchildren with 9 to 12 years of age were either given fish oil-fortified food (bread, sausage and spaghetti) which provides 3600 mg of DHA + 840 mg of EPA/week (fish oil group) or placebo for 3 months. The effects of fish oil supplementation on schoolchildren’s behaviour were evaluated, with changes in aggression over time as the primary endpoint. At the start and end of the study, physical aggression was assessed using Hostility-Aggression Questionnaire for Children. Results showed that physical aggression in girls increased significantly in the placebo group and did not change in the fish oil group, with statistically signifcant between groups (p =0.008). In addition, the impulsivity of girls assessed by parents or guardians was significantly reduced in the fish oil group (p= 0.008) compared to placebo group. These findings suggest the potential of omega-3 supplementation on improving physical aggression in schoolchildren.
In this clinical trial, normal school children (mostly aged 9 to 12 years old) were administered either 6 fish oil capsules per day which provided 0.65g DHA and 0.10g eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)/day (DHA group) or soybean-oil capsules (control group) for 3 months. At the start and end of the study, blood samples were taken to evaluate the concentration of DHA and EPA and attendance was recorded during the study period. Results showed that the concentrations of DHA and EPA in the phospholipid fraction in red blood cells were significantly increased in the DHA group. In addition, the inability to attend school regularly during the study period improved signifcantly in the DHA group (p = 0.002), compared to the control group. The odds ratios of inability to attend school perfectly during the study period in the DHA group were significantly reduced to 0.30 in boys and was non-significantly to 0.56 in girls, compared with the control group. This finding suggests that DHA-rich fish oil may help improve the school attendance rate in schoolchildren.
5.Support healthy vision
DHA is crucial for children’s eye development and function. It is an essential nutrient in the retina for visual acuity. Several studies have shown the beneficial effect of dietary DHA on visual acuity in infants.
In this clinical trial, Danish lactating mothers with habitual fish intake below the 50th percentile of the Danish National Birth Cohort were administered fish oil (1.3g/day long-chain omega-3 fatty acid) or olive oil. The oral administration started within a week after delivery and lasted for 4 months. Results showed that fish oil supplementation in lactating mothers gave rise to a 3-fold increase in the DHA content of the 4-month milk samples. DHA in infant red blood cells was significantly increased by almost 50% (p < 0.001). In addition, infant visual acuity was positively associated at 4 months with infant DHA in red blood cells (p = 0.004). These findings suggest that infants with higher omega-3 fatty acids in red blood cells had a better visual acuity at 4-month of age, suggesting the beneficial effects of omega-3 fatty acid on visual maturation.
Contents: 45 chewable burstlets
380mg DHA (from 500mg ultra-concentrated omega fish oil; 400mg omega-3 fatty acids), 23mcg Vitamin K2 (MK-7 natto), 10mcg (400 IU) Vitamin D3.
Allergens: contains fish
WARNING: This product is not recommended for children under 4 years of age due to risk of choking. Product should be fully chewed under adult supervision.
For children (4-12 years old): 1 chewable burstlet daily*
Give chewable burstlet to the child or cut the burstlet and squeeze the contents into a beverage.
For adults (above 12 years old) : 2 chewable burstlets daily
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
This product is not recommended for children under 4 years of age due to risk of choking. The burstlet should be fully chewed under adult supervision.
Do not consume any more than 2 chewable burstlets a day.
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