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omega 3 supplement for children

Mental health is brain health, and food is key to improving it

So, then we get into these ideas around lifestyle factors, and can we feed our kids in a way that prevents mental health problems. I think the downside of this – and I guess, the caution of it, the underbelly of it – is we don't want parents who don't feed their kids right, or the kid who is a very picky eater, feeling like, “You caused a bipolar disorder because you didn't feed your child salmon.” Mental health disorders are a mix of genetics and environment. When you look at what environmental factors we have the most control over, for sure it's our food. Maybe it doesn't feel that way all the time, but we really do. You decide what goes on the end of your fork. I think it's one of the most powerful ways that we can intervene with our children's brain health. There are a lot of complex brain genetics in terms of our mental health and what happens. And again, I hope that people approach this with an attitude of love and kindness, that we're all doing our best to improve our own mental health and making food choices that –according to our values, beliefs, and as much evidence that is out there – suggests that we are doing our best.

Is there an omega-3 supplement for children/preschoolers?



Yes, but as already mentioned, it is the same as anybody else. I take cod liver oil, but you can switch to fish oil in the summer if your kids gets lots of sunshine.

The Carlson brand is best, as it is high quality and doesn't taste bad,


Absolutely, and it is the same one that adults take... Just look for Fish Oil Supplements and/or Flax Seed Oil Supplements..

Also, do not worry about over ingesting too much because the only real side effect would be oily skin. If this


Yes, but as already mentioned, it is the same as anybody else. I take cod liver oil, but you can switch to fish oil in the summer if your kids gets lots of sunshine.

The Carlson brand is best, as it is high quality and doesn't taste bad,

Does anyone have information about omega 3 supplements for children. My daughter is 3. Any experences?



I dont think they are necessary, but a good source of "brain food". It cant hurt a child if taken as directed. Go to Boots etc and speak with pharmacy counter staff


i heard Dr. Dave's Best uses the best fish oil in his products, google him.