As a way to promote developmental and cognitive health among children, US-based health products manufacturer USANA Health Sciences, Inc. has developed a supplement that makes it easier and more fun for children to stay healthy, the USANA BiOmega Jr.
The BiOmega Jr. is a children’s supplement that comes in the form of orange-pineapple-flavored, ready-to-sip gel in packets, which is easy to consume for kids aged 4-12 to enjoy. Each 2.5g packet contains ample amounts of highly absorbable Omega-3 fatty acids that contribute to better growth in children to help them throughout their lives.
Omega-3 and child development
One of the most important brain vitamins needed for the proper development of our little ones is Omega-3. Omega-3 fatty acids like DHA and EPA contribute greatly to vision, joint health, cardiovascular condition and also plays a key role in nerve and brain development for children especially to enhance for learning, memory, and cognitive functions.
Research revealed that children who consume less than the recommended dose of Omega-3 tend to perform poorly in school. A study published by the Public Library of Science in 2013 showed that Omega-3 deficiency affected the reading and learning capacities as well as the working memory of elementary-aged children.
That’s why it is important for children to get adequate amounts of Omega-3 during their developmental years to induce lifelong health benefits to metabolism, growth, cardiovascular health and neuro-development.
A good source of Omega-3
Although the human body does not have the capacity to produce Omega-3 fatty acids, these nutrients can be found from a number of sources, including oily fish such as tuna and salmon, seeds and nuts, and vegetable oils. But sometimes these sources are not readily available due to its seasonal availability. Because of this, getting kids to actually eat these Omega-3-rich foods is another story.
Luckily, BiOmega Jr. provides all the daily Omega-3 requirements that children need in one pack. A single-serve pack is bursting with 350 mg of EPA and 230 mg of DHA and comes with 1,000 IU of vitamin D for better absorption of Iron, Calcium and other minerals.
BiOmega Jr. also stands out from the rest of the children’s supplements available in the market today because it uses Stevia—a non-caloric natural sweetener—and natural flavors as sweeteners rather than corn syrup or sugar, both of which contain high amounts of calories. Research states that a high consumption of foods that contain sugary and corn syrup can deter a child’s development and can even lead to health concerns like obesity and diabetes.
BiOmega Jr. can be served straight from the packet or mixed with yogurt and other creamy foods to make it more enjoyable for children. Each box contains 14 packs to be taken every other day for one whole month of healthy goodness.