Support Your Child's Development With A Quality Fish Oil
Most children are deficient in DHA and EPA, two vital Omega-3 essential fatty acids found in fish oil. These vital nutrients are crucial building blocks of a child’s growth and development, playing key roles in brain health and immunity.
Omega 3/DHA Children’s is an exclusive New Zealand formula containing 350 mg of DHA per serve, making it a convenient way to ensure your child gets adequate levels of essential Omega 3 fatty acids daily.
Maximize your child’s intellectual potential with Omega 3
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is the most abundant fatty acid in the human brain, making up about 15 to 20 percent of the brain’s frontal cortex.1 It is also a key building block required for healthy brain growth and maturation.
Children require a regular amount of DHA daily. Not only to ensure proper brain maturation, but to also boost overall brain function.2 Research is now proving the importance of regular Omega 3 supplementation, showing improvement in learning abilities in children including reading, memory and behavior,3 with another study showing that early introduction to DHA may even increase intelligence in later years.4
Natural support for behavioral disorders
Many school-aged children suffer from common childhood developmental and behavioral disorders. Regular omega supplementation from fish oil is shown to support attention and behavior afflictions and may help with hyperactivity and stereotypy in children.5,6
Supplement for better sleep in children
The effect of essential fatty acids on neurological health may even extend to sleep quality, with researchers believing that DHA promotes better sleep due to its effect on melatonin production, with higher levels of DHA relating to increased levels of melatonin.7
New research from the University of Oxford in the UK has found an association between higher levels of Omega 3 DHA consumption in children and a better night’s sleep,8 showing that children aged 7 to 9 who took omega 3 (algae-derived) supplements slept nearly an hour longer each night, with fewer waking episodes.
Support healthy inflammation management
Omega 3 fatty acids have been shown to display a unique ability to reduce the generation of cytokines from inflammatory cells.9 Daily consumption of fish oil may be beneficial for children in helping to manage inflammation on the skin such as rashes, and promote healthy breathing and airways.10,11
Choose the best fish oil for kids
Formulated with 500mg of Omega 3 fatty acids per serve, Omega 3/DHA Children’s is the single best foundation supplement for your child’s immunity and brain function.
Why Fish Oil Not Plant Oil?
Plant oils (including nuts, grains and seeds) do not contain DHA or EPA. Instead, they contain ALA which has an extremely low conversion to DHA in the human body (<10% dietary ALA conversion).12 On the other hand, dietary DHA and EPA, primarily found in fish and seafood, is well absorbed and readily used by the body.
When it comes to your children don't settle for anything less
Our passion for pure and natural ingredients has cemented our reputation for making a significant difference to the health and wellbeing of children around the world.
Xtend-Life products are effective, safe and exceptionally pure. We test each batch for purity, identity and strength, and we produce all products in our own world-class facility in New Zealand abiding by both HACCP and GMP codes for dietary supplements.
When you purchase from Xtend-Life Natural Products our guarantee to you is you will only receive the best fish oil supplements available in the market today.
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Supplement FactsServing size: 2 Soft Gels
Servings per container: 60
|* Percent daily values (DV) are based on a 2000 calorie diet
** Daily value (DV) not established
Other Ingredients: Soft Gel (Gelatin, Glycerol, Water), Antioxidant Blend to preserve freshness (Natural D-Alpha Tocopherol, Rosemary Extract, Ascorbyl Palmitate)
Contains Fish (Tuna and Whiting (Hoki))
Does not contain soy, dairy, gluten, peanut or shellfish
If on medication or aspirin, please consult your child's doctor.
Will the Omega 3/DHA Fish Oil help children with ADHD, learning difficulties or that have trouble focusing?
Xtend-Life Omega 3/DHA Fish Oil has a high level of DHA, around 30%, which is the most complex of all omega 3 essential fatty acids and is readily absorbed by the brain before any other EFA. Increasing the DHA content in the red blood cells of the brain has been shown to lessen hyperactivity or behavior problems and encourage better concentration and focus. Unfortunately, children these days often don't get enough DHA in their diet, therefore supplementing with a product such as this may be very helpful. Medical practitioners are quick to diagnose ADHD, prescribing various drugs and pharmaceuticals to children who may only have low levels of DHA. Trying a simple natural product such as Xtend-Life Omega 3/DHA fish oil rather than these may offer them great benefits.
You may also find our Omega 3/DHA Children's of interest, as they are of a smaller capsule size and easier for children to swallow.
Are fish oil soft gels easy to swallow?
The Omega 3/DHA soft gels are an industry standard 1000mg soft gel and are quite easy to swallow. However, if you have any difficulty swallowing soft gels of this size, you could always try our Omega 3/DHA Children's.
If you still have some difficulty, you can always puncture the soft gels and squeeze the fish oil onto cold food. This method will not compromise the product's efficacy, provided the food is consumed right away to avoid oxidization of the oil. We advise not adding the fish oil to hot food, as this may damage some of the valuable properties.
What is the dose of Omega 3/DHA Fish Oil for Children?
Omega 3/DHA Children's is delivered in a smaller soft gel size than the rest of our range, thereby making it easier for children to swallow, for this reason, the dosage rates also differ.
It may be taken by children as young as two years old at a dose of one soft gel per day; it is best to pierce the capsule and give the oil to the child on a spoon. From ages two to ten the recommended dosage is one to two soft gels and once aged over ten up, until twelve or thirteen a dose of between two and four soft gels is appropriate. Your teenager may also use this product at a dosage of four soft gels per day, which can also be taken by adults. If you find swallowing larger capsules difficult this product may well be an ideal option for you, as it contains the very same high-quality blend as the rest of our range, simply in a smaller size.
What are the main benefits of Omega 3/DHA Fish Oil?
Xtend-Life Omega 3/DHA Fish Oil has a wide array of benefits for all the body systems and has powerful inflammation management properties. Our proprietary bio-available blend contains high levels of DHA to supercharge your health and deliver the health results you desire.
So now you can help...
- Support your heart - help keep it pumping strong
- Fuel your brain - with critical "brain foods" to maintain brain health and function
- Support healthy cholesterol levels - to help keep arteries clear
- Maintain joint health - and lubricate your joints for better mobility support
- Support healthy blood pressure - and resist "the silent killer"
- Lift your mood - and stay mentally focused!
- Support healthy blood sugar levels - and boost your energy
- Support quality sleep - and wake up refreshed and raring to go
- Support healthy digestion- to help soothe and calm the digestive tract
- Enhance skin health- by providing hydration and deep nourishment
- Support health of the mother and baby during pregnancy and breastfeeding
And much, much more!
How pure is Xtend-Life Omega 3/DHA Fish Oil?
This is one of our biggest strengths. We pride ourselves on having some of the most stringent fish oil specifications in the world and we back this up with hard data from independent government approved laboratories. Finished products are routinely tested for microbial and total heavy metal levels, as well as many in-process checks, to ensure a consistently high-quality product.
Can Omega 3/DHA Fish Oil help improve my child's eczema?
Omega 3/DHA is highly recommended for skin conditions such as eczema. The unique fatty acid profile is nourishing and hydrating to dry, irritated skin. Fish oil also has inflammation management properties that may help to calm eczema further. You may be interested in the Omega 3/DHA Children's for your child as they are smaller and easier to swallow. Omega 3 is also highly recommended during pregnancy to help reduce the likelihood of conditions related to childhood allergies, which may include eczema.
Why use tuna oil rather than smaller fish like sardines or anchovies, which have less bioaccumulation of toxins?
The benefit of tuna oil is that it is naturally rich in DHA. Smaller fish may tend to have less accumulation of toxins, but this is not an issue with Xtend-Life fish oil because of the careful way the Tuna is processed. The method is exactly the same as that used to produce a high potency, prescription fish oil. It involves a purification process whilst it is still in triglyceride form, before being concentrated. This is why Xtend-Life fish oil has much lower levels of contaminants than other fish oil products on the market.
What is the extraction process of Omega 3/DHA Fish Oil?
Heat is used to process all concentrated, molecularly distilled oils. Our Tuna oil is supplied by one of the world's best fish oil manufacturers. This manufacturer does use heat when concentrating and purifying the oil. We chose this manufacturer because they are one of only a very small number in the world who has an extra purification step in their production process.
We can confirm that heat is used briefly during production, however, this is carefully managed to avoid damage to the fish oil. We can also confirm that the oil is then rapidly cooled as it goes through this process.
We cannot confirm exactly what temperature is used because this is proprietary information that relates to the supplier's unique process developed to protect the oil.
How much fish would I have to eat to equal two Omega 3/DHA Fish Oil soft gels?
The quantity of Omega 3 fatty acids in fresh fish will vary greatly depending upon the time of year it is caught, as well as the life stage and the condition of the fish. Omega 3 content also differs greatly amongst fish species. Furthermore, the processing and preparation methods of the fish will have a additional impact.
However, a general guideline is that you would need to eat around 800 grams of a fresh oily fish per day to get the same amount of total Omega 3 which is in two Omega 3/DHA Fish Oil soft gels.
It is simply not possible for people in all locations throughout the world to have an ongoing supply of fresh, pure and high-quality fish to ensure they are able to obtain adequate Omega 3 levels. It is also not overly convenient or cost-effective to be eating 800 grams of fish every day.
This is why Xtend-Life Omega 3/DHA Fish Oil is a valuable inclusion in your daily supplement regime. It is a convenient and reliable way to obtain important Omega 3 fatty acids which are essential for overall health, in two simple capsules.
Where are the Hoki and Tuna Fish Oil from?
The Hoki Fish Oil is sourced from the pristine waters of the Southern Ocean off the coast of New Zealand.
The molecular distilled ethyl ester Tuna Fish Oil is sourced from the clear waters of the Southern Indian Ocean.
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Servings per bottle: 60
Daily serving: Children 6 and over - 2 soft gels
We have included below a copy of a typical Certificate of Analysis (CoA) for our Omega 3/DHA Children's.
Please note that we produce all of our Omega 3 products regularly throughout the year. You can be assured that every bottle, from every batch will meet these exceptional standards, and it will be from a current, recently produced batch.
You will note that there are two columns which are headed 'Specification' and 'Results' respectively. The specifications are simply our minimum standard to which each batch of Xtend-Life Omega 3/DHA Children's has to conform, otherwise we would not release it. The results are the actual results from the independent laboratory that did the testing.
If you would like any more information about our commitment to providing you with the most pure and fresh fish oil products, please contact us.