Omega-3 for Children Health and Brain Function

Children need Omega 3 for every stage of their development. It boosts their brains, strengthens their immune systems and lifts their mood. It is also claimed to improve behaviour, reduce anxiety and helps to improve language. Sounds too good to be true – yet scientific research continues to show impressive results.

Omega-3 fatty acids are the most critical building blocks of the brain; they are considered essential and must be obtained through diet or supplements. Without these important fats, it can become difficult for children to concentrate, learn new information and balance their moods. Since most children do not eat oily fish on a regular basis, Omega-3s are in short supply during the most critical stages of brain development.  

Brain Food

Omega-3 for school childrenThe brain is a massive 60% fat, so it’s safe to say that it plays a huge role in brain development and function. Through blood tests, they found a correlation between low levels of omega 3’s in the bloodstream and increased struggles with learning and behaviour in school. 

A 2012 study found Omega 3 DHA had a profound improvement in reading age, concentration and learning ability in children, lower levels of DHA were attributed to poorer reading and impaired performance. 

In a separate study, researchers fish oil rich in omega-3s to the diets of children struggling with learning difficulties such as dyslexia and ADHD. After six months, these children showed improved self-esteem, memory, perception, and reading and writing skills. They showed a decrease in disruptive behaviours. More studies have been done with similar results. 

How much is required?

Studies show that you need 250mg DHA daily to support brain health. Eating oily fish twice a week – such as salmon or sardines, provides a healthy dose of omega-3 EPA/DHA. Not a fish fan? You should choose a high quality fish oil supplement such as Eskimo-3 Kids.

Best Products for Children’s Health

Omega-3 for School ChildrenEskimo-3 Kids provides high levels of omega-3 DHA, omega-6 and omega-9 as well as immune boosting vitamins D3 and vitamin E. Eskimo-3 Kids supports brain health, eye health and immunity. Eskimo-3 Kids is available in two delicious flavours: orange or Tutti Fruity.​ NEW Eskimo-3 Kids Chewable DHA+ now available in a great tasting orange flavour.

Eskimo-3 Kids and Eskimo-3 Kids Chewables are available in Health Food Stores, Pharmacies and online.